LG Smart TVs Get Global ACR Upgrade, Legacy Technology Replaced By ACR From LG Ad Solutions


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. (September 15, 2022) – LG Ad Solutions, the connected TV and cross-screen advertising service, today announced a global rollout of its proprietary automatic content recognition (ACR) technology across LG TVs globally. The rollout will replace legacy technology, and put the new ACR solution on millions of smart TVs across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Australia.

As of September, LG Ad Solutions will be the exclusive provider of all LG CTV inventory and data on a worldwide basis. The rollout covers 27 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia. ACR provided by LG Ad Solutions is already active on LG smart TVs in the U.S.

Chief Executive Officer Raghu Kodige said, “This ACR rollout marks the next major phase of our global CTV advertising business with LG Ad Solutions. It is a highly significant moment for brands across four continents, who increasingly need to reach cord-cutters and light-TV viewers who have migrated to OTT services, and to understand incremental reach over traditional linear TV services. Now with LG Ad Solutions, brands globally can plan, activate, and measure CTV advertising using the industry’s best ACR data set to help guarantee campaign success.

Chris Jo, Senior Vice President, Head of Platform Business at LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, said, “Since the LG Ad Solutions launch last May, the team has created tremendous momentum for the business globally. This ACR rollout is another great milestone that demonstrates their drive, commitment to excellence, and dedication to bringing the best possible advertising solutions to brands and agencies around the world.

The ACR data, which is in global and regional compliance with all consumer data privacy regulations, helps brands understand in an anonymized fashion, which TV ads have aired, or not aired, and how many times, in any given household. For brands, this means it can increase frequency levels for underexposed households, cap frequency for overexposed households, conquest households that are exposed to competitor’s ads, and more. Of major importance, it informs brands and agencies which households they are missing completely due to cord-cutting.

The data can also be used to measure the effectiveness of the ad, for example did an ad drive viewers to a particular TV show or movie, or did an drive downloads and registrations to an OTT app or service, to name only two use cases.

LG Ad Solutions already powers CTV campaigns in over 40 countries globally. Now, brands in any country covered by the ACR rollout can immediately begin working with LG Ad Solutions to understand TV audience viewership in their country at a granular level, in order to pinpoint granular audience segments and to optimize reach, frequency, and ad effectiveness across linear and streaming television.