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September 18, 2013

Stingray Digital Inks Deal with Beggars Group

Beggars Group, representing 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL Recordings and Stingray Digital (operators of VOD and Cable Properties Concert TV, The KARAOKE Channel, and Galaxie) are pleased to announce a programming agreement that will give Stingray Digital access to Beggars Group’s vast library of music videos and films. These shows will appear across the range of Stingray’s products on a worldwide basis, on Digital Cable, IPTV, mobile, web and TV-Everywhere platforms.

“Beggars are delighted to announce this global distribution deal with Stingray Digital, one of the most dynamic music service providers. We are looking forward to working with them to deliver our films and music video’s to their network of partners and introducing more people to the amazing music that we represent,” commented Simon Wheeler, Director of Digital at Beggars Group.

“The popularity and wide distribution of our music services are a result of our ability to offer outstanding content such as the videos of artists represented by Beggars Group”, stated Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray Digital. “Beggars Group is recognized as an industry leading independent label with such great artists as Adele, Queens of the Stone Age, The Pixies, The Strokes, The White Stripes and many more legends. We are proud to offer their content to our customers,” Boyko concluded.

Artists working with Beggars Group, representing 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL Recordings include Adele, Alabama Shakes, Beck, Belle & Sebastian, Beirut, Blonde Redhead, Bon Iver, The Breeders, Camera Obscura, Cat Power,  The Hold Steady, Interpol, Mogwai, M.I.A., My Morning Jacket, The National, Palma Violets, The Raconteurs, Radiohead, Lou Reed,  Sigur Rós, Sonic Youth, The Strokes, Stereolab, Super Furry Animals, Thom Yorke, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, The White Stripes, Yo La Tengo among many more.

This content will be offered to the 40 million existing and future customers of the Galaxie Music Videos on Demand service and Concert TV on video on demand in the US, in Canada, and throughout Europe. The agreement includes rights for multiple territories, and is for all platforms including TV and VOD.

About Stingray Digital Group

Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 75 million subscribers in 71 different countries. Our properties include:

  • Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada, in the US and in Latin America (www.galaxie.ca);
  • Galaxie Music Videos On Demand, popular music videos delivered through VOD;
  • The KARAOKE Channel, the world’s largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet (www.thekaraokechannel.com);
  • Music Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa (www.musicchoiceinternational.com);
  • Concert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 45 million homes in the US, in Canada and in Europe (www.concerttv.com);
  • Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for business (www.stingray360.com);
  • Stingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and other (www.stingray-music.com).

Stingray Digital is majority-owned by Telesystem, Novacap and Boyko Investment Corporation. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company has 200 employees in offices across Canada and additional offices in Los Angeles and London, England. For more information, visit www.stingraydigital.com.

About Beggars Group

Beggars Group is a British record company that owns or distributes several other labels, including 4AD, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, and XL Recordings. The companies’ roots stem from the Beggars Banquet record shops, which first opened in 1973 with a shop in Earls Court, London.

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Gary Pelletier
Stingray Digital
514-664-1244 ext 2283