Transformative video technology disrupts traditional video player cost models to help publishers create new revenue streams, engage readers, and offer premium video inventory to advertisers
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Connatix, a next-generation video technology company for publishers, announced today the launch of Elements, the first online video platform (OVP) to unify editorial and revenue goals through an integrated technology stack.
“Video has been really important to the growth of Inverse. We see it as a necessary way to connect with our readers, and it’s something we continually invest in”
With an advanced video player at its core and robust content management tools, Elements was designed to drive revenue with a video-first ad server and in-house exchange. In a real-time environment, Connatix’s proprietary algorithm makes smart decisions through a unified auction to drive the most revenue for the publisher while delivering a flawless video experience. This integrated approach offers built-in monetization, more efficiency and enhanced visibility for publishers.
Unique to other OVPs, Elements operates primarily on a revenue-share model with no up-front cost commitment or hosting fees. This pricing model removes the risk publishers often face when it comes to scaling their video content production.
“Elements redefines the traditional OVP by going beyond the player, and brings harmony to the publisher’s editorial and revenue goals with a unified technology stack. This completely removes the risk publishers have long associated with OVP partnerships, and creates guaranteed revenue while offering advertisers a brand-safe way to reach premium audiences,” said David Kashak, CEO of Connatix.
Connatix has completed its beta program with a group of ten publishing partners, and is working to integrate the technology with premier publishers across verticals including Literally Media, Inverse, and Washington Examiner. The end-to-end platform equips publishers with the tools they need to deliver high performing video experiences and scale their content strategy.
“Video has been really important to the growth of Inverse. We see it as a necessary way to connect with our readers, and it’s something we continually invest in,” said Winton Welsh, CTO of Inverse.com. “Elements by Connatix has helped us advance that mission, connecting us with our viewers while boosting our revenue.”
From its inception, Connatix’s mission has been to help publishers deliver successful content experiences without compromise. In addition to Elements, its current product suite includes unique video formats such as Stories and Highlights, which allow publishers to aggregate articles and videos from their website and create immersive experiences. The company is also integrating natural language processing into their product suite following the acquisition of Kamidoo earlier this year.
“As much of the internet’s content moves towards video, Elements is an innovative technology with a commercial model that is aligned with publisher revenue models, and will help publishers take their video strategy to the next level.” Mr. Kashak said. “We look forward to rolling it out to new and existing clients. Now more than ever, the industry needs high quality ad-supported publisher content. We believe our technology can help more publishers connect with their readers and further their missions.”
Connatix is a next-generation video platform for publishers. We believe in the power of engaging content and are on a mission to help publishers deliver successful videos without compromise. With a cutting-edge video player, optimization engine, and suite of immersive formats, publishers can easily monetize their content while delivering engaging experiences. To expand reach, Connatix offers an extensive independent syndication network for distribution at scale. With first-to-market video capabilities, Connatix sits at the forefront of content innovation and is building a new generation of video experiences that are optimized for publisher success. Connatix works with over 3,000 publishers worldwide and in 2018, was ranked #2 in the comScore video metrix.
Founded in 2014, the company is headquartered in New York City with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and Cluj-Napoca, Romania. For more information, visit www.connatix.com.
Gaby May for Connatix