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September 15, 2010

Stingray Launches Galaxie in the USA

Stingray Digital, an innovative broadcaster and media company, announces the availability of its Galaxie Digital Music Service for the US market. Galaxie, Your Musical Universe, is 50 uninterrupted and commercial-free digital music channels delivered by cable, satellite or IPTV directly to consumers’ homes.

“Stingray Digital is already an established provider of music-related VOD content to US multi-channel operators through the brands The KARAOKE Channel and Concert TV. We are now expanding our music services with the Galaxie music channels for operators who are seeking an alternative source for digital music programming,” said Eric Boyko, President of Stingray Digital. “Galaxie is already an established digital music service offered through television service providers in several countries. We are pleased to now be providing this service to an even broader market on Telco TV and cable platforms across the US.” he added.

Launched over 13 years ago, Galaxie serves more than 8 million households in North America and elsewhere on digital cable, DTH and IPTV television packages. The Galaxie service available in the US includes:

  • 50 commercial-free channels programmed by music industry professionals covering all popular music genres including Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical and more.
  • Attractive, on-screen presentation with thematic images and song information.
  • A true three-screen experience with an interactive Galaxie broadband player, and a soon-to-be-launched mobile application for iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Blackberry.
  • For operators using the Microsoft Media Room platform, a custom-built, advanced Galaxie Media Room application offering an enhanced experience to the Galaxie service.

Galaxie is being delivered to the US market as the exclusive music service on the Avail-TVN platform, and can be received by cable and IPTV operators using common satellite receiving equipment. The service is already being received by several IPTV and cable operators throughout the US, including members of NRTC (National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative), other content aggregators and several additional multi-channel operators across the country.

About Stingray Digital Group

Stingray Digital is a leader in multi-platform music distribution, founded by two seasoned new media entrepreneurs, Eric Boyko and Alexandre Taillefer. Stingray Digital is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap. Our properties include:

  • The KARAOKE Channel, the world’s largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV in over 50 million VOD homes, and on the Internet.
  • Concert TV, a widely distributed music VOD service in more than 30 million VOD homes.
  • Galaxie, Your Musical Universe, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and now distributed worldwide.
  • Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for businesses.
  • Stingray Music, a music licensing unit.

Headquartered in Montreal, Stingray Digital has 135 employees in offices across Canada and additional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Budapest.

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Gary Pelletier
Stingray Digital