ATRESMEDIA and smartclip to deepen strategic partnership

Agreement sees further development of Addressable TV advertising within live linear broadcast through HbbTV in Spain

Hamburg / Madrid, 29 May 2020 – ATRESMEDIA and smartclip, its current exclusive technology partner for digital advertising through HbbTV, have expanded their strategic agreement for ATRESMEDIA’s Addressable TV portfolio. 

This agreement means a step forward in the relationship between both companies, which started with the acquisition of smartclip Latam in 2017, licensee of the technology and brand of smartclip for Spain and Latin America. The aim is to enhance one of the most important areas of strategic development within ATRESMEDIA going forward.

This exclusive partnership underscores the commitment to further invest in future-oriented Addressable TV advertising products. The biggest priority will be given to roll out full addressability of the traditional broadcast TV ad break. 

Display products, launched in Spain at the end of the last year, have been welcome by the Spanish market with an increasing number of advertisers investing in Addressable TV campaigns over the past several months. Addressable TV products add to traditional TV awareness and produce incremental reach, as it gives brands the opportunity to eliminate exposure to viewers who are not interested in their product or brand. Initial campaign results show that incremental reach went up by an average of 1.7% points overall. Findings also reveal efficiency gains in terms of costs for global campaigns. 

“The possibilities that come from working together are enormous,” said Arturo Larrainzar Garijo, Head of Strategy at ATRESMEDIA. “We already enjoy a close collaboration with smartclip — Europe’s leading Addressable TV tech specialists. This deepening partnership enhances our services for clients by enabling us to provide Addressable TV advertising solutions at scale. We seek to offer the largest ATV product lineup in Spain. That’s why we will introduce a comprehensive range of new ATV ad formats to the TV market within the coming months. We are taking our future-oriented commitment to growing TV advertising to the next level.” 

Thomas Servatius, Co-CEO and Managing Director at smartclip Europe, explained: “smartclip believes in technological innovation by broadcasters. Working in partnership with ATRESMEDIA is extremely important to us, not only because of their strong commercial relationships. They have proven to be a truly innovative partner that is constantly looking for new ways to leverage digital technology for their core business. We are proud to be able to contribute our share by creating products that add incremental value to established business models.”


ATRESMEDIA is the main Media Group in Spain, with a key position in every sector in which it operates – television, radio, digital and multimedia development, cinema and events organization –  and the national leader in the Spanish advertising market through ATRESMEDIA Publicidad, its exclusive sales house as well as smartclip Latam, its digital network.

About smartclip

At smartclip, we are shaping the future of video advertising. Our proprietary technology empowers brands with true cross-screen storytelling on all devices — and enables publishers to monetise their content in the most efficient and effective way possible. The smartclip portfolio encompasses best-in-class broadcasters, publishers, and brands that seek to traverse the boundaries of traditional advertising by delivering innovative, premium video ad experiences that propel the industry forward.

smartclip is headquartered in Hamburg, with offices in Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Gütersloh, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Milan, and Rome. With a relevant footprint across Europe, smartclip enables branded distribution channels, creates innovative advertising solutions for interactive user experiences, and optimizes performance metrics.

As a subsidiary of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, smartclip is part of RTL Group, Europe’s leading free-to-air broadcaster group. smartclip is the go-to partner for European broadcasters and streaming services, creating an open ad-tech development unit, based on proprietary technology and custom-tailored to their needsFor more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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