Foothill Ranch, CA (January 22, 2019) — In its ongoing efforts to ensure the highest quality standards and brand safety for digital publishers and advertisers, LKQD Technologies LLC, a leading video advertising platform owned by Nexstar Digital LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. [“NXST”], announces that The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has identified LKQD as one of only five companies to earn TAG’s prestigious Platinum Status designation.
TAG’s Platinum Status designation means that LKQD has completed the rigorous application and review processes to earn certification for all four of TAG’s available seals, including:
1. Certified Against Fraud
2. Certified Against Piracy
3. Certified Against Malware
4. Inventory Quality Guidelines Compliance
“LKQD is proud to be among a small group of elite companies that are first to earn Platinum Status through TAG. Maintaining advertiser trust and confidence continues to be a core priority for LKQD. We’re pleased TAG recognized the LKQD marketplace with its highest level of achievement – Platinum Status – and set the bar for technology companies within the video advertising ecosystem to increase transparency. We always seek to gain independent certifications that indicate that we protect viewers, publishers and advertisers from all nefarious activity,” said Scott Alexander, LKQD’s chief operating officer.
“TAG Platinum status demonstrates that LKQD has taken all of the steps necessary to ensure that its digital advertising operations are protected against the corroding effects of fraud, malware, piracy, and lack of transparency,” said Mike Zaneis, CEO of TAG. “Platinum status is TAG’s highest accomplishment, and we are delighted and proud to LKQD for reaching that status.”
About LKQD Technologies, LLC
LKQD Technologies, LLC is owned by Nexstar Digital LLC, a Nexstar Media Group company (Nasdaq: NXST), and builds technology that improves video advertising. The Company’s open infrastructure powers a flexible and scalable end-to-end technology stack that enables digital video sellers and buyers to build and grow their businesses. LKQD’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technology provides a suite of integrated solutions from centralized ad serving, data management and advanced reporting, to highly scalable inventory and demand. Hundreds of advertisers and publishers leverage LKQD technology to power their entire video advertising businesses and customize solutions to efficiently scale across mobile, desktop, and connected TV.
About Nexstar Digital, LLC
Nexstar Digital LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), offers media companies and advertisers a comprehensive suite of leading digital solutions and services focused on optimizing audience targeting, user engagement and the overall performance of online, social, search, display, mobile and multimedia content and marketing campaigns. Nexstar Digital’s enterprise-class publishing platforms, mobile video monetization technology and professional digital agency services deliver powerful digital advertising and content monetization solutions to clients across the United States, including both the national and local markets. Nexstar Digital products include HYFN, HYFN Local, Nexstar Data Services, LKQD and LAKANA. For more information please visit nexstar.tv/digital.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 169 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or nearly 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.