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February 16, 2016

A Canadian First: Stingray Launches The Stingray Music Videos TV App for TELUS Optik TV™ Subscribers

Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY B), a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, and TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU), Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, today announced the launch of the Stingray Music Videos TV app for TELUS Optik TV subscribers in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. The app provides free access at the touch of a button to 225 compilations curated by Stingray’s music experts and a selection of 10,000 music videos.

“The Stingray Music Videos TV app offers an exciting and user-friendly way for TELUS Optik TV customers to enjoy their favourite music videos, or discover new artists, whenever they want,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “TELUS is a longstanding partner that leads the industry with new ways to provide their customers with easy access to the content they are looking for. The Stingray Music Videos TV app is another example of the innovative and curated music products and services we provide Pay-TV providers worldwide, and we are delighted to be introducing this service to Canadian music lovers.”

“We’re all about making our customers’ entertainment experience better and simpler. Our customers love music, so we’ve made it easier for them to enjoy their favourite videos on Optik TV,” said Blair Miller, Vice-President of Content at TELUS. “The addition of the Stingray Music Videos app allows us to provide a much more holistic music offering on Optik TV. We’re committed to working with innovators like Stingray to continuously find new ways to offer our customers greater choice and control over their entertainment experience, whether it is their favourite TV show, movie, song or music video.”

In addition to a selection of thousands of music videos in every genre – with new content added as soon as it is available for broadcast – the Stingray Music Videos TV app offers curated themed playlists, such as Teen Pop and Hot Country as well as music videos from today’s hottest artists including The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.

Access to the Stingray Music Videos TV app will be made available in a phased rollout to Optik TV customers over the coming weeks.

The Stingray Music Videos TV app can be accessed in Western Canada from channel 559, and in Quebec by selecting the remote’s apps button and then selecting Stingray Vidéoclips.

Features of the Stingray Music Videos TV App:

  • Navigate the home screen carousel to view the top music videos and playlists.
  • Browse by genre/content; videos/playlists; and artists.
  • Create/delete personalized playlists.
  • Access recently viewed music videos.
  • Control video playback with replay, pause, skip and shuffle commands.
  • Search for music videos and artists.
  • Browse music videos or playlists while the current selection is playing.
  • Watch music videos/playlists in full screen or picture in picture mode. Available screen saver mode.

For more information about Stingray Music Videos: www.stingray.com/entertainment/music-videos.