TOKYO, February 6, 2024PubMatic (Nasdaq: PUBM), an independent technology company delivering digital advertising’s supply chain of the future, today announced the launch of its end-to-end supply path optimization (SPO) solution, Activate, in Japan. With Activate, buyers are able to execute direct deals across PubMatic’s premium video inventory via a single layer of technology, enabling the seamless transition of their direct business for better visibility and stronger campaign performance.

Since launching in the US, EMEA and APAC in 2023, Activate has gained traction across every region, with solid revenue growth from CTV publishers. PubMatic is now launching Activate in Japan – 10 years since opening its office in the region – partnering with CTV publishers including Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation, DAZN Japan, Kansai Television, Fuji Television Network, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, TV Asahi Corporation, Television Osaka, TV TOKYO Corporation, and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation.

“PubMatic has been a critical partner for Fuji TV in creating an efficient and transparent CTV advertising supply chain in Japan. Now with the launch of Activate in the market, we are thrilled to be working together to drive greater success in the programmatic ecosystem.” said Nao Tsuchiya, Vice Manager of Ad Product Development, Fuji Television Network.

“This launch in Japan signifies the completion of Activate’s global coverage,” said Rajeev Goel, Co-Founder and CEO of PubMatic. “By leveraging Activate, buyers in Japan are now empowered to execute direct deals across the premium video inventory from leading domestic CTV publishers. This notable achievement heralds a promising commencement for PubMatic’s Japan business in 2024.”

The launch also marks a new chapter for PubMatic in Japan. Since opening its office in 2014, PubMatic has built up a strong foundation in the region, leading programmatic advertising in the market. In the past decade, Japan has represented one of the largest revenue shares for the APAC region, with trusted relationships with 121 direct publishers across mobile, web, CTV and OTT. In 2023, the gross ad impressions managed by PubMatic Japan were over 7.12 trillion, which is 643 times more than 2015, supported by PubMatic’s owned and operated data center in Tokyo.

“I’m proud of our team’s efforts and achievements over the past 10 years and I am honored to witness the digital transformation happening in Japan. The launch of Activate marks a new era for us in providing a supply chain of the future, as we are committed to introducing cutting-edge technology to the market and continuing to empower more publishers and advertisers in Japan to achieve success.” said Jason Barnes, Chief Revenue Officer, APAC of PubMatic.

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PubMatic (Nasdaq: PUBM) is an independent technology company maximizing customer value by delivering digital advertising’s supply chain of the future. PubMatic’s sell-side platform empowers the world’s leading digital content creators across the open internet to control access to their inventory and increase monetization by enabling marketers to drive return on investment and reach addressable audiences across ad formats and devices. Since 2006, our infrastructure-driven approach has allowed for the efficient processing and utilization of data in real time. By delivering scalable and flexible programmatic innovation, we improve outcomes for our customers while championing a vibrant and transparent digital advertising supply chain.