Hivestack Joins Forces with Clear Channel UK as Programmatic DOOH Partner

17 Sep 2020 •
By Clear Channel UK View Author on Twitter

Partnership signals the growth of DOOH in the UK and, as part of Clear Channel’s automation and programmatic strategy, this is the first time inventory will be made available via OpenRTB.

Hivestack, the leading global programmatic digital Out of Home (DOOH) ad tech company, has announced a new partnership with Clear Channel UK. This partnership marks a continued shift in the UK market, as Clear Channel enables advertisers to access their digital inventory programmatically via Hivestack’s Supply Side Platform (SSP) and Exchange. 

Clear Channel UK currently represents more than 30% of the DOOH UK market with real estate that covers roadside locations, supermarkets, malls, pubs and bars, across the UK, reaching 69% of all UK adults weekly. The partnership will begin with Clear Channel’s national Malls Live network, before moving on to include other formats, such as Adshel Live; the UK’s largest DOOH network.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Hivestack and accelerate our journey to offer extra programmatic solutions to our clients at scale”, shared Richard Bon, Joint Managing Director at Clear Channel UK. “Following our exciting Hammerson win – as our Malls Live network becomes the UK’s leading malls video network - and as programmatic DOOH continues to grow, we believe that our integration with Hivestack will not only allow us to tap into new video and digital revenue streams, but also enable advertisers to connect with new audiences.”

“This partnership represents a landmark change for programmatic DOOH delivery, enabling buyers to target audiences at unprecedented scale”, said Andreas Soupliotis, CEO, Hivestack. “Clear Channel has an exciting vision for programmatic DOOH and Hivestack is thrilled to be embarking on this journey with them."

This partnership continues to reinforce Hivestack’s presence across the EMEA and further strengthens their already existing relationship with Clear Channel Singapore, which was announced earlier this year.