Quick Hits: DDS Integrates Rentrak Databases

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punch_small.jpgADOTAS – Advertising systems provider Donavan Data Systems (DDS) will integrate multiscreen measurement company Rentrak’s TV Essentials, StationView Essentials and OnDemand Essentials databases into its agency media buying tools. “The results from over 80 million set-top-devices for video-on-demand (VOD) and the results of American’s TV viewing from their set-top devices will be integrated with DDS systems,” said Rentrak CEO Bill Livek. “Additionally, the partnership will open up the buying systems of agencies to include, for the first time, information for highly-targeted networks.”

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