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7-Eleven rolling out in-store TV network chainwide

BY CSA STAFF

New York City — Harris Corp. and Digital Display Networks are bringing one of the largest digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising networks in the United States — 7-Eleven TV — to full nationwide deployment.

Under a 10-year agreement valued at $75 million, with additional revenue-sharing potential, Harris is providing its Digital Out-of-Home hardware and software, InfoCaster and Punctuate, in addition to its Managed Services offering to Digital Display Networks, which is providing turnkey services, as well as managing content production and advertising sales for 7-Eleven TV.

Launched in 2010, 7-Eleven TV provides 24/7 programming in 7-Eleven stores, featuring national and local entertainment, and news and weather, as well as advertising highlighting 7-Eleven proprietary brands, in-store and out-of-store brands, and special 7-Eleven promotions.

Currently, the network is operating in 500 stores. When fully deployed, it will be carried in 6,200 stores — reaching more than 200 million shoppers monthly.

Based on an analysis of various Nielsen ratings data, the GRPU (gross rating point units) of 7-Eleven TV will make it the fourth largest broadcast TV network when fully deployed.

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“[Hennessey’s] background in over-the-counter consumer products is a terrific match for our company,” stated Prestige president and CEO Matthew Mannelly. “As we continue to grow and become even more customer and consumer focused in OTC, [Hennessey’s] leadership skills and extensive experience in supply chain manufacturing will serve our brands and our company well."

Hennessey joins Prestige from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare where he spent 18 years in supply chain and manufacturing operations in positions of increasing responsibility.

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