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February 18, 2014

Stingray Digital expands reach of music channels across Africa with StarSat

Stingray Digital, the worldwide leading provider of multiplatform music services for multi-channel television service suppliers, is pleased to announce they have signed a new 3 year deal for the Music Choice service with StarSat, South Africa’s leading provider of Pay Television. StarSat will transmit 25 Music Choice digital audio music channels to their customers across South Africa and Africa.

“Stingray Digital’s music services are distributed and enjoyed in more than one hundred million households worldwide. We are thrilled to be carried by StarSat in all of the territories they serve throughout Africa,” commented Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray Digital. “Our Music Choice audio channels appeal to music fans of all ages and of all types of music. Our expert programmers ensure that the music programming is tailored to the audience in each territory. StarSat customers are sure to appreciate the quality of the Music Choice music service,” Boyko concluded.

StarSat subscribers will enjoy commercial-free audio channels in all musical genres and from all eras. To enhance the user experience, the music is complemented by album cover art that is displayed on the television, along with the details of the currently playing song and the song playing next.

About StarSat

StarSat is a South African digital satellite pay TV under the group company StarTimes, now broadcasting to the rest of Africa. StarTimes was funded in Qinhuangdao in 1988. It is a certified Hi- Tech enterprise and “Cultural Exports Key Enterprise” and has become the strongest and biggest system integrator, technology provider and network operator in China. StarTimes has registered local companies in 20 African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. and carried out operation in 11 countries. With nearly 4 million subscribers across Africa, StarTimes has now become the most fast-growing and influential Digital TV operator in the region.

About Stingray Digital Group

Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 100 million subscribers in 113 countries around the world. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, the company’s commercial entities include leading digital music and video services Galaxie, Music Choice International, Concert TV and The KARAOKE Channel. The company also offers various business solutions, including sensory marketing solutions via its Stingray360 division and music licensing services through Stingray Music.

Majority-owned by Telesystem, Novacap and Boyko Investment Corporation, Stingray Digital is headquartered in Montreal and has over 200 employees in offices across Canada, as well as additional offices in Los Angeles, Miami, London and Tel Aviv. The company stood out in 2013 by ranking 15th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50MC list, and figuring amongst PROFIT magazine’s fastest growing Canadian companies. For more information, please visit www.stingraydigital.com.

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Gary Pelletier
Vice-President, Affiliate Marketing
Stingray Digital
514-664-1244, ext 2283