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Triton Digital is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Operating in more than 80 countries, Triton provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the leading online audio measurement service and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services in the industry. With unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global online industry.

Company

Triton Digital was founded in August 2006 by Neal Schore and Mike Agovino in Sherman Oaks, California, in the Los Angeles area.[1] It was funded as a limited partnership by private investors.[2]

Digital

Triton announced a partnership to resell Slipstream Radio in 2008.[3] Triton Digital acquired Ando Media in September 2009.[4] Ando Media was founded in 2004 in Denver, Colorado.[5] Ando developed software to audience measurement metrics for Internet radio, competing with the major firm Arbitron by 2006.[6] In 2011 Ernst & Young named Schore (chief executive of Triton Media at the time) entrepreneur of the year for Los Angeles area advertising companies.[7][8] In April 2011, the Media Rating Council accredited Triton's Webcast Metrics product.[9] In January 2013 Triton Digital pioneered the first programmatic audio ad exchange (named a2x.)[10][11] In 2015 Triton Digital was acquired by Vector Capital. In October 2016, Triton launched Yield-Op, an in-house built SSP (Supply Side Platform) to power its ad exchange.

Acquisitions

Ando Media

In September 2009, Triton Media Group acquired Ando Media, a company which developed products for internet radio and the content delivery industry that assisted stations in monetizing their audience. These products include Webcast Metrics (audience measurement), Ad Injector (ad injection prior to or into a stream including impression measurement), and PodLoc (creates podcasts of any audio on the fly and make available for download as well as measurement). Ando Media had been formed in 2004 by a software company, Ando Media, Inc. and Aritaur Communications, Inc. an owner of radio stations and Internet related ventures.

E. W. Scripps Company

In October 17, 2018, the E. W. Scripps Company announced its intention to acquire Triton Digital for $150 million in cash. If approved, the sale is expected to close by the end of 2018. Scripps will continue to run Triton as a separate entity.[12]

iHeartMedia

In February 17, 2021, iHeartMedia announced that it has entered into an agreement with The E. W. Scripps Company to acquire Triton Digital for $230 million.[13]

Integrations

In May 2019, TouchPoint DSP by dataxu integrated Triton Digital inventory.[citation needed]

Publishers

In December 2018, Triton did a partnership with Deezer, distributing audio ads programmatic across 20 countries worldwide.[citation needed]

In April 2019, Stingray taped Triton for audio monetisation.[citation needed]

In November 2019, BFM (Malaysia) partners with Triton Digital for audio monetization.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Alex Pham (October 11, 2011). "Triton Digital capitalizes on radio industry's sea change". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Triton Media Group, LLC (January 4, 2007). "Notice of Sale of Securities" (pdf). Form D. US Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Katy Bachman (September 12, 2008). "Triton, Kurt Hanson to Launch Slipstream Radio". Ad Week. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  4. ^ Katy Bachman (September 16, 2009). "Triton Digital Acquires Ando Media". Ad Week. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "About Ando Media". Original web site. Archived from the original on February 13, 2004. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  6. ^ Marcello Prince (March 21, 2006). "Internet Radio Stations Disagree Over How to Count Listeners". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "Seven Southland executives win entrepreneur of the year awards". Los Angeles Times. June 22, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Greater Los Angeles Award winners announced". Press release. Ernst & Young. June 22, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  9. ^ "Triton Digital Media's Webcast Metrics Achieves Media Rating Council Accreditation". Press release. April 7, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Suzanne Vranica (April 28, 2013). "Old Media, New Tricks: Radio and Outdoor Companies Turn to Online Auction System to Sell Digital Ads". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  11. ^ "Triton Digital Introduces a2x, An Audience-Based Programmatic Buying Solution For Online Audio". All Access Media Group. January 17, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  12. ^ Scripps Acquires Triton Digital - Radio Insight (published October 17, 2018)
  13. ^ https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005189/en/iHeartMedia-the-1-Podcast-Publisher-to-Acquire-Triton-Digital