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smartclip acquires Realytics

May 12, 2022

smartclip, the adtech company of RTL Deutschland, has announced the acquisition of adtech specialist Realytics. The combined adtech solutions will help to measure the impact of TV campaigns on websites.

“Realytics systematically analyses the impact of TV advertising on advertiser websites and leverages these data points with state-of-the-art AI algorithms for better decisioning in traditional linear TV buying,” stated Thomas Servatius, Co-CEO and Managing Director at smartclip Europe. “This is another important step, complementing the recently announced TechAlliance, a joint venture with Amobee offering a cross-screen DSP for programmatic TV buying.  The acquisition of Realytics enables us to tap into all touch points of sales and usage data and offer advertisers an all-encompassing view into TV audiences out of one hand. Realytics clearly meet the market’s expectations regarding specific knowledge about drive-to-web and deliver comprehensive data about the customer journey of TV audiences.”

The integration of Paris-based Realytics into smartclip’s adtech stack marks the entry for smartclip’s business into the French market, adding a local team of 25 employees. The company has ongoing relationships with all TV broadcasters in France — including

TF1, FranceTV, Canal+, and M6.“Through the acquisition by smartclip we embark on a journey to extend the unique capabilities of the Realytics attribution and Programmatic TV offering across Europe,” added Guillaume Belmas, CEO of Realytics. “Together we are developing a robust end-to-end ecosystem complying with the individual requirements of broadcasters and advertisers. We share a common vision of the TV media evolution and its convergence with the digital world. Our joint ambition is to offer a unified pan-European technology solution specifically tailored to local market needs.” The Realytics brand and offering will stay unchanged. The leadership and founders of Realytics Guillaume Belmas, CEO, Sebastien Monteil, CTO, and Vincent Nguyen Huu and Gregory Bittan, both Senior Engineering Managers, will continue in their current positions.

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