smartclip partners with Clubbing TV to monetise connected TV inventory

Clubbing TV Connected TV Europe

Electronic dance music streaming service Clubbing TV bolsters the smartclip CTV inventory across Austria, Switzerland, the Nordic markets, Italy, Spain, France and the UK and will additionally be monetised via the Ad Alliance on the German market

Hamburg, 13. July 2021 – smartclip, the adtech platform of RTL Group, adds Clubbing TV, the world’s first lifestyle TV channel dedicated to clubbing, DJs and dance music culture, to its connected TV portfolio. Clubbing TV is available in over 60 countries with a global monthly reach of more than 100 million households. The partnership will be rolled out in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Nordic countries first. Italy, Spain, France, and the U.K. will follow during the course of 2021.

With live events, DJ sets, lifestyle programs, music videos, party reports from the hottest dance floors, interviews with DJs and producers and exclusive shows, festivals and concerts, Clubbing TV shines a light on the international dance music scene. The content is available via most connected TV applications as well as via mobile applications and desktop. The smartclip adtech stack will power the Clubbing TV programme with ad breaks similar to linear TV advertising, while offering advanced digital targeting standards. Clubbing TV users will experience pre- and mid-roll ads tailored to their own preferences.

“Clubbing TV is an established global player in connected TV”, said Stephen Byrne, Executive Director, New Partnerships Europe at smartclip Europe. “We are particularly proud to add such a relevant channel for younger audiences to our CTV lineup across several European markets. To effectively establish CTV advertising on the continent, we need to scale inventory across local markets. With Clubbing TV’s highly engaging content and our monetisation expertise we are able to offer CTV ad inventory at scale across Europe.”

The monetisation will be rolled out as part of the smartclip CTV inventory in the Nordic countries and within the Ad Alliance portfolio in Germany first, with all other markets as well as mobile and online roll-outs following in the coming months. The partnership delivers a highly relevant CTV experience for a dedicated usership and allows advertisers to reach younger audiences within a trusted and brand safe environment.

“Advertising-funded streaming experienced a major growth spurt in Europe during 2020 and continues to grow at a rapid pace”, added Clubbing TV’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Stéphane Schweizer.  “The challenge for us as content providers is to make CTV advertising as convenient as possible for advertisers and exciting for our fans. smartclip and the Ad Alliance are deeply rooted in the European video advertising market and understand the needs of streaming services and broadcasters on the intersection of TV and digital advertising, making them the perfect partner for us to scale our product across Europe.”

About smartclip

At smartclip, we are shaping the future of video advertising — delivering advanced online video and addressable TV advertising solutions. Our proprietary technology empowers brands with true cross-screen storytelling on all devices, and enables broadcasters and 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. 

As a subsidiary of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, smartclip is part of RTL Group — Europe’s leading free-to-air broadcaster group. Headquartered in Hamburg, smartclip has offices in Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Gütersloh, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Milan and Rome. 

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About Clubbing TV

Clubbing TV is the World’s first lifestyle TV channel dedicated to clubbing, DJs and Electronic music culture. The channel is live 24/7 and offers the best live events, DJ sets, lifestyle programs, music videos, party reports from the hottest dance floors, interviews with the most famous DJ & producers plus exclusive shows, festivals and concerts gravitating all over the international dance music scene. From Ibiza to Amsterdam, Miami to Mumbai through Paris, from the smallest underground clubs in London or Tokyo to the massive mainstream festivals like Tomorrowland or the Ultra Music Festival, Clubbing TV represents all the electronic music styles and flavors. We bring the party to you!

Being the official media partner of some of the world’s biggest electro festivals, Clubbing TV is able to bring you in the heart of massive events such as the worldwide famous Amsterdam Dance Event, the Miami Winter Music Conference, the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Time Warp, Tomorrowland, Exit Festival, the best Ibiza super clubs and many more insane parties and events.

Clubbing TV makes electronic music available in more than 100 million households and over 60 countries. Also available on demand, Clubbing TV’s VOD portfolio includes more than 1500 titles with 800 hours of HD and 150 hours of 4K content.

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