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Google Releases TV DVR Reporting Feature

Jan 30, 2009, 7:00 AM
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Google has introduced a digital video recorder (DVR) reporting feature for Google TV Ads.

Through a partnership with Dish Networks, the tool monitors time-shifted data from DVRs to give advertisers insight into how and when viewers see ads during the playback of recorded content. About 25% of television households in the U.S. have digital video recorders or DVRs installed, according to the Mountain View, Calif., company.

Google said it processes DVR viewership data from millions of set-top boxes to provide accurate, detailed time-shifted impression counts. There are several ways to view the number of impressions, from same day to seven days. As with all metrics in Google TV Ads reports, time-shifted impressions reflect the viewership of your specific TV commercial, not just general program viewership. The data is available to Google Adwords TV advertisers for free. There are several ways to view the number of impressions, from same day to seven days.--Laurie Sullivan

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