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December 17, 2021

Luxembourg invests in NorthStar Earth & Space that establishes its European Headquarters in the Grand Duchy to support Sustainable Space Activities

LUXEMBOURG, DECEMBER 17, 2021 – The Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) will be investing in NorthStar Earth & Space. The investment is building on the announcement made in December 2019 of a partnership between Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Economy and the Canadian-based company.

For nearly four decades, Luxembourg has been at the forefront of commercial and co-operative initiatives that have shaped a vibrant space economy by attracting ground-breaking companies in this sector. NorthStar is the first commercial service aiming at monitoring space, from space, via a constellation of satellites with dedicated optical sensors to deliver timely and precise Space Traffic Data, Collision Avoidance and Navigation Services. Monitoring of space objects has, so far, mainly been done using ground-based data. This method gives information on the distribution of space objects but has limitations when it comes to small objects, which can also cause serious damages due to their velocity.

LFF will co-invest EUR 10 million in NorthStar, while the Luxembourg government will provide, to the extent applicable, funding through the national space program LuxIMPULSE managed by the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) or through other research and development grants in order to support NorthStar’s local activities. NorthStar will establish its European headquarters in Luxembourg to set up a centre of excellence for Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Space Domain Awareness, and Space Traffic Management while planning to cooperate with local players such as the one in charge of the national High-Performance Computer (HPC). NorthStar’s activities will focus on the delivery of high-performance space-based object tracking services that support safe satellite operations to help maintain a sustainable space environment.

Franz Fayot, Minister of the Economy, said: “NorthStar’s approach is paving the way to a safer and sustainable future in space. Luxembourg has a long-celebrated reputation for creating pioneering partnerships with private space companies that generate technological advances and innovation for sustainable activities both in Space and on Earth. The investment in NorthStar is further fostering the on-going growth and development of Luxembourg’s space capabilities.”

Patrick Nickels, Chairman of the LFF Board, declared: ”The Luxembourg Future Fund is very pleased to co-invest alongside Telesystem in NorthStar. This strategic investment reinforces the Luxembourg space cluster and helps strengthen the country’s positioning as one of the leading locations for space technology companies in Europe and worldwide.”

Alain Godard, EIF Chief Executive stated: “I am very proud that the EIF could support this co- investment of the LFF into NorthStar – Earth&Space, a New Space company, together with Telesystem Space Inc. Fostering New Space is crucial for Europe’s future technological sovereignty. Luxembourg has the most dynamic space sector in Europe and I hope it paves the way for other countries.”Preview (opens in a new tab)

“We are delighted to be establishing our European headquarters in Luxembourg, a leader in Space, Finance and Reinsurance. Luxembourg’s pioneering work to develop SES Global, the world’s largest commercial satellite operator and continuing initiatives and investments in ICT play a significant role in the New Space economy,” said Charles Sirois, the Chairman of NorthStar.

“Realizing all the potential space will offer future generations depends entirely on delivering transformational commercial services to ensure the safety and sustainability of near-Earth orbits,” said Stewart Bain, CEO & Founder of NorthStar Earth & Space. “NorthStar is privileged to receive this important investment from the Luxembourg Future Fund to help facilitate the launch of NorthStar’s unique space based SSA services. NorthStar is eager integrate into this vibrant and creative community of space leaders and visionaries.  Luxembourg has a rich space heritage and presents an exciting opportunity to leverage its talent and expanding capabilities.”

About NorthStar

NorthStar seeks to empower humanity to preserve our planet through a unique Space and Earth information & intelligence platform using space-based sensors.  NorthStar strives to help transform the way governments, industry and institutions assess risk, enforce regulations and make decisions to foster the sustainable development of our planet and deliver a safe and secure near-Earth environment.

NorthStar’s unique space-based commercial SSA (Space Situational Awareness) products address many of the critical and immediate challenges facing all satellite operators.  With a comprehensive view of all near-Earth orbits, NorthStar’s Skylark satellites will deliver more frequent and precise observations of resident space objects than any current system. Through a suite of high-speed decision quality information services derived from its unparalleled coverage, object custody, and enhanced predictive analytics NorthStar generates its Space Information & Intelligence (Si2) services.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space (a co-enterprise of the Sirois family office, Telesystem and the Roger’s Family Trust of Canada), the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.

NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) head offices are located in Montréal, Canada and has a US office located in Washington D.C.  NorthStar is now launching its European headquarters in Luxembourg.

About the Luxembourg Future Fund

Launched in 2015, the Luxembourg Future Fund (“LFF”) is a EUR 150 million Fund, which aims, beyond its financial performance objectives, to stimulate the diversification and sustainable development of the Luxembourgish economy. LFF targets to bring and develop innovative projects to/in Luxembourg by supporting the establishment of Venture Capital funds and early to later stage innovative businesses. It was set up by Luxembourg’s public-law banking institution, Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement (SNCI), in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EIF) and combines a EUR 120 million contribution from SNCI with EUR 30 million from the EIF.

LFF is composed of two distinct product strategies: (i) the LFF Venture Capital Fund-of-Funds (VC FoF) which invests in VC funds who are expected to increase their presence in Luxembourg and (ii) the LFF Co-Investments sub-fund which makes co-investments into companies that are expected to have substantial spill over effects for Luxembourg’s economy.

Media contacts:

Ministry of the Economy
Paul Zenners
Email: paul.zenners@eco.etat.lu
Tel.: (+352) 247-74126
Mobile: (+352) 621 409 141

NorthStar Public Relationsmedia@northstar-data.com

December 15, 2021

NorthStar Earth & Space Systems Appoints Kevin O’Connell as Chair of U.S. Advisory Board

PARIS, FRANCE, DECEMBER 15, 2021 – NorthStar Earth & Space Systems, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of parent NorthStar Earth & Space, Inc. of Montreal, Canada, announced today that Kevin O’Connell, former Director, Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce, has joined as Chairman of the NorthStar U.S. company Advisory Board.

NorthStar established its American headquarters in McLean, Virginia in early 2019 to address U.S.  government and industry stakeholder focus on space situational awareness, space domain awareness, and space traffic management.  NorthStar’s U.S. activities are intended to deliver decision quality information services, globally branded as Space Information & Intelligence (Si2), that leverage space-based object detection, proprietary algorithms, and fusion of third-party data.  NorthStar’s U.S. operations tailor solutions to meet the unique requirements facing all satellite operators in their quest for actionable information that contributes to space flight safety and sustainability.

The announcement was made by NorthStar’s CEO and Founder Stewart Bain at the 2021 Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week event in Paris, France.  “NorthStar is honoured to announce that Kevin O’Connell has joined NorthStar as the Chairman of the Advisory Board that supports our U.S. company”, said Bain.  “Kevin brings to NorthStar rich insight into U.S. government policy, plans, and requirements within the important context of American commercial space activities.  We welcome his leadership and guidance to best serve the diverse requirements of the American space market,” noted Bain.

While Director of the Office of Space Commerce, Mr. O’Connell led U.S. Commerce Department efforts to implement a series of government Space Policy Directives, most notably the one which articulates the changing nature of responsibilities between military and civil authorities in the areas of space situational awareness and space traffic management.

“NorthStar is poised to leverage the many advantages of space-based satellite and debris detection and integrate with other valuable third-party data to deliver a suite of timely, relevant and predictive space safety information services,” said Mr. O’Connell.  He added, “NorthStar aims to improve the quantity and quality of information available to the U.S. government and the commercial space industry to enhance overall awareness of the space environment and safety of spaceflight.”

Since establishing U.S. operations in 2019, NorthStar has demonstrated its suite of Si2 services in multiple venues including a series of U.S. Departments of Defense and Commerce co-sponsored Sprint Advanced Concept Training (SACT) Civil-Commercial exercises.

“Kevin’s former role leading the Office of Space Commerce will help NorthStar craft highly informed solutions that address the unique requirements of U.S. military, intelligence community, civil space and industry stakeholders,” said Denny Brisley, NorthStar’s U.S. President and Chief Operating Officer.  She added, “We welcome Kevin’s exceptional insight and strategic guidance as we strive to meet and exceed customer expectations.”

About NorthStar

NorthStar seeks to empower humanity to preserve our planet through a unique Space and Earth information & intelligence platform using space-based sensors.  NorthStar strives to help transform the way governments, industry and institutions assess risk, address regulations and make decisions to foster the sustainable development of our planet and deliver a safe and secure near-Earth environment.

NorthStar’s unique suite of Space Information & Intelligence (Si2) services address many of the critical and immediate challenges facing government and commercial space stakeholders.  With a comprehensive view of all near-Earth orbits, NorthStar’s Skylark satellites will deliver more frequent and precise observations of resident space objects than any current commercial system. The company’s Skylark solution will generate decision-quality Si2 services derived from its unparalleled space-based coverage, object custody, and enhanced predictive analytics.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space (a co-enterprise of the Sirois family office, Telesystem and the Roger’s Family Trust of Canada), the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.  NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) head offices are located in Montréal, Canada and its U.S. subsidiary, NorthStar Earth & Space Systems, Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

https://northstar-data.com/

Media Contacts:

NorthStar Public Relations: media@northstar-data.com

November 30, 2021

Zone3 | “The Little Kings” will soon be offered in Finland

Montréal, 30 novembre 2021  We are pleased to announce that our teenage fiction series “The Little Kings” will soon be offered in Finland. See the release 👉 https://bit.ly/3lp8npj #radiocanada #production #Série #Québec

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November 30, 2021

Stingray Signs a Connected Television (CTV) Distribution Deal with Kapang TV

London, November 30, 2021 – Stingray (TSX : RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, has signed a channel carriage deal for North America and the United Kingdom with View TV Group for broadcast on their Kapang CTV platform.

The carriage deal makes Stingray’s premium music themed channels available on the Kapang CTV platform. The offering includes 12 professionally curated Stingray Music audio channels, ad supported channels Qello Concerts by StingrayStingray Karaoke and Stingray Naturescape, linear video channels and subscription channels, all available to Kapang TV viewers across a broad range of platforms and devices. The Kapang app is available on Apple iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Play, Fire TV stick and NVDIA Shield as well as on the Kapang Set Top Box and website. To add to its reach, Kapang is about to become available on Roku, LG Web OS, Samsung Smart and Amazon Alexa.

“What attracts content providers to Stingray’s music and lifestyle services is our expert curation and adaptability to varied platforms as technologies and audience needs evolve,” Louis-Robert Lemire, Vice President Strategic Operations and Acquisitions of Stingray. “We are thrilled to bring Stingray services to Kapang to provide quality entertainment for their viewers.

“The Stingray bouquet makes a distinctive contribution to the Kapang CTV platform by offering a wide range of classical and contemporary music targeted at specific audiences with well-focused mainstream and niche channels, all carrying relevant, current and original productions. We look forward to seeing the impact this bouquet makes with viewers on both sides of the Atlantic, ” commented Jamie Branson, CEO View TV Group.

The channels will go live on Kapang between November 2021 and January 2022.

About View TV Group
View TV Group comprises four companies including Kapang Ltd. The Kapang CTV platform provides the equivalent of a cable television output but with distribution over the internet. It reduces complexity, enables faster time to market, lower staffing costs and delivers audience revenue technology that provides addressable advertising for higher revenues. This is delivered to viewers in HD or 4K for an experience comparable to that of traditional TV. www.viewtvgroup.com

About Stingray 
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com

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Contact Details:

Ian Crawford
Tel: +44 (0) 7973 442809
ian.crawford@viewtvgroup.com
www.viewtvgroup.com

Frédérique Gagnier
Public Relations Manager, Stingray
1 514-664-1244, ext. 2689
fgagnier@stingray.com 

November 24, 2021

Coveo Solutions Inc Closes $215 Million Initial Public Offering and Concurrent Private Placement

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November 24, 2021 | Montreal, QC and San Francisco, CA 

Coveo Solutions Inc. (“Coveo” or the “Company”) today announced the successful closing of its initial public offering  of 14,340,000 subordinate voting shares of the Company (the “Offering”) at a price of C$15.00 per subordinate voting share (the “Offering Price”), for gross proceeds of C$215,100,000.

The subordinate voting share began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) on November 18, 2021 in Canadian dollars under the symbol “CVO”.

The Offering was made through a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Capital Markets, BofA Securities, RBC Capital Markets and UBS Investment Bank, as joint bookrunners, and Canaccord Genuity Corp., Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc. and Ramirez & Co., Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”).

The Company has granted to the Underwriters an over-allotment option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) to purchase up to an additional 2,151,000 subordinate voting shares at the Offering Price. If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the gross proceeds of the Offering will be C$247,365,000. The Over-Allotment Option may be exercised in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of the Underwriters, for a period of 30 days from the closing date of the Offering.

Concurrently with the closing of the Offering, the Company also closed a direct private placement of 143,400 additional subordinate voting shares to certain customers, suppliers and other business partners of the Company residing outside Canada on the same terms as the Offering.

The Offering was completed pursuant to the Company’s supplemented PREP prospectus (the “Prospectus”) dated November 17, 2021, and filed with the securities regulators in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, a copy of which is available under Coveo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved the contents of this press release. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The subordinate voting shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any U.S. state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption therefrom.

About Coveo

We believe that relevance is critical to winning in the new digital experience economy. Coveo is a market-leading AI-powered relevance platform. We aim to enable our customers to deliver the relevant experiences that we believe people expect in the new digital economy. Our SaaS-native, multi-tenant platform injects search, recommendations, and personalization solutions into digital experiences.

We provide solutions for Ecommerce, service, website, and workplace applications. Our solutions are designed to provide tangible value to our customers by helping drive revenue growth, reduce customer support costs, increase customer satisfaction and website engagement, and improve employee proficiency and satisfaction.

Our AI powers relevant interactions for hundreds of the world’s most innovative brands and is supported by a large network of global system integrators and implementation partners.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws, which reflects the Company’s current expectations regarding future events. Forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, failure to complete the Offering, and the factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Final Prospectus. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.

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Coveo
media@coveo.com
+1 418-263-1111

November 22, 2021

OnMobile Global Launches O-Cade with Ooredoo Myanmar

Bengaluru, November 22, 2021: OnMobile Global Limited (“OnMobile”), the global leader in mobile entertainment, has launched their new B2B mobile quiz gaming product, Challenges Arena, under the brand name O-Cade with Ooredoo Myanmar. This is one of 6 partnerships which have gone live for Challenges Arena.

O-Cade is a unique platform for Ooredoo Myanmar to enhance their engagement initiatives towards subscribers. It offers gamers an immersive experience to play and compete in various Battles and Open Tournaments and get a chance to win real-time and periodic rewards

With popular HTML5 games across genres as part of its offering, O-Cade allows gamers to invite their friends or other online players to compete in 1-on-1 and multiplayer battles. Daily tournaments can be played against thousands of online players to achieve a position on the leaderboard.

O-Cade has its own currency, O-Coins, which gamers can buy through Airtime and M-pitesan wallet to play various games. New users get upto 200 O-Coins for free as part of the launch offer. Gamers also stand a chance to win O-Coins and other exciting prizes by playing games regularly on the platform. Leaderboards display daily and weekly scores for players to check their rank & exhibit their winnings.

Currently integrated with My Ooredoo App, O-Cade is available in the form of PWA, and can be found in 2 languages, English and Burmese.

Announcing the launch, Biswajit Nandi, Senior Vice President-Global Sales, OnMobile, said, “We are extremely excited to partner with Ooredoo Myanmar on this new gaming initiative. We are very pleased with the initial results of the launch and look forward to enhance the user experience in the coming months.”

Alok Verma, Chief Commercial Officer, Ooredoo Myanmar “We are excited to launch O-Cade as an offering to our subscribers. This unique product helps us strengthen engagement with gaming enthusiasts, increases loyalty and ensures a long-term association.”

O-Cade will emerge as a go-to-destination for playing instant games, battles and open tournaments in the region, with its own redemption portal where gamers can redeem O-Coins with Telco products (Data, Airtime etc.). It will also have a few more payment options for O-Coins purchase in the future.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with offices in all regions of the world, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. OnMobile has an addressable base of more than 2.68 billion consumer reach and over 100 million active subscribers across several geographies based on current deployments. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com

November 20, 2021

Stingray Partners with Hivestack to Power Audio Out of Home (AOOH) in Canada

  • Stingray to leverage Hivestack’s suite of supply-side technology to power digital audio advertising in real time

Montreal – November 29, 2021 – Hivestack, the world’s largest, independent, programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) ad tech company today announced the launch of an industry-first dynamic digital audio out of home (AOOH) partnership with Stingray, the leading global music, media, and technology provider. The integration of Stingray’s proprietary streaming media player into Hivestack’s suite of supply side technology, including the Ad Server and Supply-side Platform (SSP) will allow for AOOH inventory to be available programmatically for the first time in Canada.

Audio out of home is an exciting emerging new channel that reaches audiences out of the home, complimenting a diverse omnichannel marketing mix and is now supported by verified audience measurement through COMMB.  Stingray will produce and dynamically insert retail-based digital audio ads across their streaming music network, leveraging the Hivestack Ad Server and COMMB audio-specific measurement. The hyper contextually-relevant brand messaging is complementary to the shopping experience, informing consumers of products that they might be interested in while providing advertisers an undiluted share of voice within a retail environment. The result is a new AOOH channel that has the unique ability to inform, inspire and influence lower funnel decision making at point of sale. This partnership will also provide Stingray with the opportunity to monetize digital audio inventory through the Hivestack supply side platform (SSP), enhancing yield management capabilities and diversifying revenue streams.

Andreas Soupliotis, CEO & Founder at Hivestack said: “We are thrilled to be the first in Canada to facilitate audio out of home transactions programmatically, it was a natural fit to combine our technology’s precision targeting, ad serving and measurement tools with this emerging channel. Through this groundbreaking partnership we are expanding the definition of digital out of home, adding new formats and opportunities to reach audiences across the Country.”

Ryan Fuss, Senior Vice President Global Media Solutions at Stingray said: “Retail-based digital audio advertising can help brands reinforce their omnichannel message when consumers are shopping, literally aisles away from their products. Advertisers now have the unique ability to reach 100% composition of principal shoppers through ubiquitous, complimentary retail-based audio advertising that effectively reaches every shopper, every time. We believe that brands can help relieve consumers of decision fatigue with a well timed suggestion, just as they are reaching for the shelves. With this new partnership with Hivestack we are now able to activate location-specific digital audio advertising in real time, enhancing the shopping experience by providing contextually relevant experiences for the consumer, and greater targeting abilities for the advertiser.”

In store grocery shopping experiences continue to be the preferred method of shopping, as seen in a recent PwC study which only further exemplifies the many opportunities to reach audiences out of the home.  AOOH provides unique benefits for advertisers looking to reach audiences as they are actively making purchase decisions, it is a complimentary addition to an omnichannel marketing mix.  When accessed programmatically and enhanced through data, it allows for brands to reach audiences in retail and grocery environments with more precision and ease.

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About Hivestack
Hivestack is the largest independent, global, full stack, marketing technology company, powering the buy and sell side of programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) advertising. On the buy side, marketers use Hivestack’s Demand Side Platform (DSP) to create measurable campaigns that activate DOOH screens in real time based on consumer behaviour and audience movement patterns. On the sell side, DOOH media owners use Hivestack’s Supply Side Platform & Ad Server to manage inventory and drive revenue. Hivestack was founded in 2017 with headquarters in Montreal, Canada and operates in 25+ countries across the globe.  For more information, please visit hivestack.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook @hivestack.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading global music, media, and technology company with more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded more than 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. www.stingray.com

November 18, 2021

Coveo Solutions Inc Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

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November 18, 2021 | Montreal, QC and San Francisco, CA   Coveo Solutions Inc. (“Coveo” or the “Company”) today announced that it has filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories in Canada, and obtained a receipt for, its final base PREP prospectus (the “Final Prospectus”), and has entered into an underwriting agreement in respect of its initial public offering of 14,340,000 subordinate voting shares of the Company (the “Offering”) at a price of C$15.00 per subordinate voting share (the “Offering Price”), for gross proceeds of C$215,100,000. The Offering is expected to close on November 24, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) has conditionally approved the listing of the Company’s subordinate voting shares subject to fulfilling customary listing requirements. The subordinate voting shares are expected to begin trading on the TSX on an “if, as and when issued basis” on November 18, 2021 in Canadian dollars under the symbol “CVO”.

The Offering is being made through a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Capital Markets, BofA Securities, RBC Capital Markets and UBS Investment Bank, as joint bookrunners, and Canaccord Genuity Corp., Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc. and Ramirez & Co., Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”).

The Company has granted to the Underwriters an over-allotment option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) to purchase up to an additional 2,151,000 subordinate voting shares at the Offering Price. If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the gross proceeds of the Offering will be C$247,365,000. The Over-Allotment Option may be exercised in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of the Underwriters, for a period of 30 days from the closing date of the Offering.

A copy of the Final Prospectus is available, and a copy of the supplemented PREP prospectus containing pricing information and other important information relating to the subordinate voting shares and the Offering will be available on or about November 18, 2021, under Coveo’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved the contents of this press release. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The subordinate voting shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any U.S. state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption therefrom.

About Coveo

We believe that relevance is critical to winning in the new digital experience economy. Coveo is a market-leading AI-powered relevance platform. We aim to enable our customers to deliver the relevant experiences that we believe people expect in the new digital economy. Our SaaS-native, multi-tenant platform injects search, recommendations, and personalization solutions into digital experiences.

We provide solutions for Ecommerce, service, website, and workplace applications. Our solutions are designed to provide tangible value to our customers by helping drive revenue growth, reduce customer support costs, increase customer satisfaction and website engagement, and improve employee proficiency and satisfaction.

Our AI powers relevant interactions for hundreds of the world’s most innovative brands and is supported by a large network of global system integrators and implementation partners.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws, which reflects the Company’s current expectations regarding future events. Forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, failure to complete the Offering, and the factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Final Prospectus. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.

Highwire PR
Coveo
media@coveo.com
+1 418-263-1111

October 27, 2021

Stingray Accelerates Pivot to Streaming by Launching with 8 Streaming Partners Worldwide

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  • Qello Concerts by Stingray, Stingray KaraokeStingray ClassicaStingray NaturescapeStingray DJAZZ and Stingray Music expand distribution
  • Altice USA’s Optimum Stream and Suddenlink Stream, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Claro, Local Now, Plex TV, Pluto TV, Struum and Totalplay add Stingray services to their streaming offering

Montreal, October 27, 2021 – Stingray (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced the launch of ad-supported TV channels and premium SVOD and AVOD services with eight major TV and OTT providers: Altice USA’s Optimum Stream and Suddenlink Stream (United States), Amazon Prime Video Channels (Italy, Netherlands and Spain), Claro (Brazil), Local Now (United States), Plex TV (Canada, Europe and United States), Pluto TV (Brazil), Struum (United States) and Totalplay (Mexico). These distribution agreements grow Stingray’s audience over new platforms in new territories and add millions of potential viewers.

With this announcement, Stingray confirms new partnerships with Local Now, Plex TV and Struum, and solidifies existing relationships with Altice USA, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Claro, Pluto TV and Totalplay. Stingray’s reach and influence continues to grow at an accelerated rate.

“What attracts the world’s biggest entertainment content providers to Stingray’s music and lifestyle services is our expert curation and adaptability to varied platforms as technologies and audience needs evolve,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “We are thrilled to bring Stingray services to new and existing partners looking to provide quality entertainment for their customers. With these new distribution agreements, we have grown our potential worldwide reach by over millions of viewers.”

FAST Channels 

Stingray’s free ad-supported TV channels (FAST channels) offer audiences a way to access music and lifestyle content at no extra cost through free streaming services. Stingray’s content does not require individual subscriptions, as it is fully supported by ads.

  • Qello Concerts by Stingray – carried by Altice USA’s Optimum Stream and Suddenlink Stream, Plex TV and Pluto TV Brazil.
  • Stingray Karaoke – carried by Altice USA’s Optimum Stream and Suddenlink Stream and Pluto TV Brazil.
  • Stingray Naturescape – carried by Local Now, Plex TV and Pluto TV Brazil.
  • Stingray Music – carried by Altice USA’s Optimum Stream and Suddenlink Stream.

SVOD and AVOD Services

Premium entertainment services like Qello Concerts by StingrayStingray DJAZZ and Stingray Classica bring viewers on-demand sold-out concert performances by today’s biggest headliners, the greatest jazz performances, and a collection of beautiful classical music, operas, and ballets from around the world. Music fans can also sing their hearts out to Stingray Karaoke’s exceptional karaoke catalogue.

  • Qello Concerts by Stingray – carried by Struum.
  • Stingray Karaoke – carried by Claro Brazil, Struum and Totalplay.
  • Stingray Classica – carried by Amazon Prime Video Channels Netherlands, Amazon Prime Video Channels Spain, Claro Brazil and Struum.
  • Stingray DJAZZ – carried by Amazon Prime Video Channels Italy, Amazon Prime Video Channels Netherlands, Amazon Prime Video Channels Spain and Struum.

About Stingray 
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

 

October 19, 2021

ONMOBILE GLOBAL ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

Bengaluru, October 19, 2021: OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment, with its continued efforts on building itself to be a pioneer in social esports has announced a new leadership structure to further strengthen its focus towards the key business functions, D2C gaming and B2B products & solutions.

Sanjay Baweja, takes over as Managing Director & Global CEO of OnMobile Global. In his long career, Sanjay has played key roles in Mergers & Acquisitions across geographies. His last assignment was as Group President for the Bhartiya group, responsible for all group strategic initiatives, exploring new tie-ups and business transformation. He has held leadership roles (Finance) in Xerox; Emaar MGF Land Pvt. Ltd. and Bharti Airtel Ltd. Sanjay had been associated with OnMobile Global Limited as an Independent Director on the Board from September’ 2015 till May’ 2020 and as Chief Financial Officer from June’ 2020.

To ensure greater focus on the strategic growth of the gaming business, Krish Seshadri takes over as Chief Executive Officer of ONMO, with a dedicated emphasis on D2C mobile gaming and social esports.

In other key changes under the B2B business unit, Biswajit Nandi, will oversee all Global Sales as SVP, OnMobile Global. Ignacio Martin Velasco, will be dedicated on the achievement of the Emocion business as VP & Head of Digital Business Unit.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with offices in all regions of the world, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. OnMobile has an addressable base of more than 1.68 billion mobile users and over 100 million active subscribers across several geographies based on current deployments. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com

October 15, 2021

Coveo Acquires Qubit

October 15, 2021 | Montreal, QC , New York City, NY And London, ENG

• Coveo continues to expand its AI-powered commerce search, recommendations and discovery with deep online retail merchandising and personalization tools • Continues to strengthen its leadership as the relevance cloud using AI to power engaging experiences across commerce, service, support, and digital workplace solutions • Deepens retail and commerce expertise, and European presence

Coveo, a Relevance Platform and applied AI leader that transforms digital experiences with AI-powered search, recommendations, and personalization, today announced the acquisition of Qubit, a leader in AI-powered personalization technology for merchandising teams, based in London, UK, further accelerating Coveo’s geographic expansion into the UK and European markets.

Coveo and Qubit’s combined ecommerce experience provides powerful innovative solutions for retailers who need to compete as the digital shift accelerates and will help them meet new consumer expectations around relevance – at scale – made possible through AI. The combined offering will also help drive customer lifetime value, from acquisition, through conversion, and retention with the addition of tools for merchandisers to easily and quickly deploy their promotions, test what’s working, and rapidly iterate.

“Qubit’s IP and expertise comes at a perfect time as enterprises turn to AI-driven solutions to provide highly relevant responses, offers and recommendations to their customers at scale. Adding Qubit’s capabilities to the Coveo Relevance Cloud™ platform helps us accelerate the delivery of new incremental innovations to further personalize digital commerce experiences,” said Louis Têtu, Coveo Chairman and CEO.

Graham Cooke, Qubit CEO, said: “We’re delighted to be joining Coveo’s mission. Our two businesses complement each other perfectly across both technology and expertise and are aligned to deliver a total solution for the benefit of our customers’ success. We look forward to delivering more business value to our collective customers as we roll out our integrated offering that drives forward the next level of personalization.”

This acquisition expands the Coveo Relevance CloudTM enabling retailers to drive better outcomes to:

  • Tap into AI-powered Commerce Search that detects shopper intent and determines individual context, from an industry analyst-recognized leader
  • Equip merchandising teams to shape the shopper journey, from personalized search to product and content recommendations, from guided browsing to product listing pages, all optimized through A/B and Multivariate testing and analytics
  • Engage shoppers across expanding digital touchpoints, from chatbot to mobile applications, from digital store to marketplaces, all enabled through plug-in UI components, headless API and open commerce support
  • Be relevant across the customer lifecycle with shared personalization across customer self-service, assisted support, and customer communities to drive lifetime value
  • Leverage our combined commerce and retail expertise across Beauty & Cosmetics, Fashion, Luxury, Home & Garden, Grocery, Travel & Tourism, as well as Direct-To-Consumer, Business-To-Business, Media, and Financial Services.

Approximately 90 Qubit employees will be joining Coveo, bringing the total number of Coveo employees to more than 750 located around the world. Qubit customers include Kate Spade, Kurt Geiger, Shiseido, Tailored Brands and Fanduel as well as industry leaders in luxury, fashion, beauty, DIY, travel, hospitality and egaming.

“Today is an exciting day for the company as we close our second ecommerce acquisition, the first being the acquisition of AI-based, digital commerce engines company Tooso in 2019,” said Laurent Simoneau, Co-founder, President & CTO of Coveo. “Coveo’s expansion into the European region and focus on delivering innovative and forward-thinking ecommerce solutions powered by AI is a strategic part of our plan to grow our product offering.”

For more information, visit the Coveo website or the Qubit website.

About Coveo

We believe that relevance is critical to winning in the new digital experience economy. Coveo is a market-leading AI-powered relevance platform. We aim to enable our customers to deliver the relevant experiences that we believe people expect in the new digital economy. Our SaaS-native, multi-tenant platform injects search, recommendations, and personalization solutions into digital experiences.

We provide solutions for ecommerce, service, website, and workplace applications. Our solutions are designed to provide tangible value to our customers by helping drive revenue growth, reduce customer support costs, increase customer satisfaction and digital engagement, and improve employee proficiency and satisfaction.

Our AI powers relevant interactions for hundreds of the world’s most innovative brands and is supported by a large network of global system integrators and implementation partners. Coveo has earned numerous recognitions, including in 2021 being ranked #6 by Salesforce among their top 25 technology partners globally. Coveo has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines and named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search.

Coveo and Qubit are a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.Stay up to date on the latest Coveo news and content by subscribing to the Coveo blog, and following Coveo on LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

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September 15, 2021

ZONE3 | NEW FORCES FOR EVEN MORE GOOD TV!

Montréal, 15 septembre 2021 — After recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, moving offices and facing the current pandemic with creativity and resilience, Zone3 is moving forward at full speed! As the new school year gets underway, with some 40 productions in progress and several new titles, the production company is building new strengths and reorganizing – all the while, of course, continuing to rely on the great vitality of its teams.

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September 10, 2021

Appointment of Simon Lafrenière as Chief Operating Officer at CVTCORP

CVTCORP is pleased to announce the arrival of Simon Lafrenière as Chief Operating Officer within its team.

Simon Lafrenière, with more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing, engineering and service industry, will ensure, among other, the optimization of manufacturing operations as well as the engineering group at CVTCORP in order to structure operations, optimize the efficiency of processes and maximize profitability.

His vast experience and leadership are key assets to support our rapid growth and our numerous existing and upcoming client projects” said Daniel Girard, Chief Executive Officer of CVTCORP.

CVTCORP, a pioneer in the mechanical CVT transmission industry for high power applications, is proud to welcome Simon Lafrenière to this position to continue the transformation of the organization to achieve an unmatched level of excellence.

Simon Lafrenière has been in place since mid-July.

August 24, 2021

NorthStar Earth & Space secures radio frequency spectrum license approval for planned satellite constellation

Government of Canada authorization is key milestone for NorthStar

MONTREAL, CANADA, 24 AUGUST 2021 — NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) has received approval in principle from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) authorizing NorthStar to use all of the company’s requested radio frequency spectrum allocation for its planned 52-satellite constellation that will deliver a suite of information services related to Earth and space sustainability.

Specifically, ISED has authorized use for all NorthStar requested Ka-band and X-band radio-frequency ranges, ensuring that NorthStar will have the bandwidth required to deliver millions of images per day of highly detailed, information-rich imagery from multiple sensor types. The ISED approval in principle confirms NorthStar’s Canadian spectrum application is in full compliance with the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations.

The full NorthStar 52-satellite constellation will be deployed in two segments. The initial 12-satellite constellation, named “Skylark”, is designed with optical sensors directed to near-Earth space and will deliver services to enhance Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and the safety of the space environment. NorthStar will launch a further forty satellites to enhance Skylark with additional optical sensors, while deploying a combination of hyperspectral and infrared (IR) sensors to provide unique and valuable Earth observation capabilities.

“As NorthStar is advancing towards the launch of its first three Skylark satellites, this authorization from ISED to operate NorthStar’s planned 52-satellite constellation with the radio-frequency spectrum that we’ll need is an important milestone” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space.

NorthStar’s Skylark satellites will enable the delivery of near real-time high-fidelity SSA information services, elevating traditional SSA to the level of Space Information & Intelligence (Si2). With a comprehensive view of all near-earth orbits (LEO, MEO, GEO & beyond), Skylark’s space-based sensors will deliver precise observations of more space objects with higher revisit frequency per object than any current system. Skylark will deliver a suite of decision-quality information services derived from its unparalleled coverage, object custody, and enhanced predictive capabilities.

Following the full operating capability of NorthStar’s debut Skylark SSA constellation, the follow-on forty satellite constellation will deploy a combination of hyperspectral and IR sensors to provide exceptional Earth observation capabilities, generating information-rich content enabling unique and valuable Earth Information and Intelligence (Ei2) services for a wide range of industry, government and military customers.

About NorthStar Earth & Space

Through its Information Platform, NorthStar will deliver contextualized information solutions directly to end users in the private and public sectors, providing critical knowledge about Earth and its orbital environment.

NorthStar is currently developing Ei2 services in collaboration with partners in the private, academic and government sectors, including the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Coast Guard.  Using proprietary and third-party data, NorthStar is developing solutions in a variety of Earth sectors including Agriculture, Maritime, Forestry and Energy.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space, the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, KinetX (USA), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.

Information: media@northstar-data.com

Website: https://northstar-data.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSEarthandSpace

Authorized and Approved Canadian Satellites: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05343.html

August 17, 2021

Stingray Strikes Global Agreement with Amazon Prime Video Channels and Launches New Bundled Services

  • Qello Concerts by StingrayStingray KaraokeStingray ClassicaStingray DJAZZ, and Stingray Naturescape are now offered as part of the Stingray All Good Vibes subscription on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels
  • Stingray All Good Vibes subscription to launch this month in Canada, Mexico, and Brazil

Montreal, August 17, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced its global expansion and launched its first bundle with Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Starting today, Prime members will have access to the Stingray All Good Vibes subscription which includes Qello Concerts by StingrayStingray KaraokeStingray ClassicaStingray DJAZZ, and Stingray Naturescape. The launch showcases the quality and diversity of Stingray’s growing product portfolio and its strength in reaching new audiences.

These premium entertainment services bring subscribers on-demand sold-out concert performances by today’s biggest headliners, the greatest jazz performances, and a collection of beautiful classical music, operas, and ballets from around the world. Music fans can also sing their hearts out to exceptional karaoke and unwind to beautiful imagery from the four corners of the globe.

Stingray All Good Vibes Channel Highlights

  • Qello Concerts by Stingray features concert-films and award-winning music documentaries from the biggest and most influential artists, bands, and musicians.
  • Stingray Karaoke includes all the top songs to sing along to, from golden oldies to today’s hits. They range from rock and pop to children’s classics and songs in the style of today’s top-charting artists.
  • Stingray Classica features breathtaking excerpts of orchestral performances, operas, and ballets, including the grandest, most popular classical musical productions filmed from famed opera houses and theatres worldwide.
  • Stingray DJAZZ features the world of jazz without limits with a unique selection of rare documentaries, intimate portraits, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive interviews.
  • Stingray Naturescape offers an escape to a world of stunning nature scenes, all set to peaceful soundtracks.

“Stingray is committed to delivering best-in-class entertainment for music fans,” said David Purdy, Chief Revenue Officer of Stingray. We are thrilled to be working with Amazon Prime Video Channels and providing them with the highest level of services. Our shared commitment to evolve and adapt to subscribers’ needs guarantees new levels of growth and success in the industry.”

The Stingray All Good Vibes bundle is now available on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Canada for $9,99/month, Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Mexico for Mex$72/month and Amazon’s Prime Video Channels Brazil for R$13,20/month. Go to www.primevideo.com/stingray to learn more.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

August 16, 2021

CVTCORP | Varigen 2.0: completely redesigned!

The unique variable speed generator that solves countless problems fixed speed gensets create…

 

August 12, 2021

OnMobile Global Acquires 100% Stake in AI Powered Visual Retention Leader rob0

Bengaluru, 12 August, 2021: OnMobile Global Limited (“OnMobile”), the global leader in mobile entertainment announces the 100% acquisition of rob0 , through its subsidiary OnMobile Global Solutions Canada Ltd. This investment is in continuation to the initial acquisition of 25% equity stake in May 2020.

rob0 (incorporated in Feb 2019) offers best-in-class patent pending Vision AI technology. The platform gathers, analyses and provides smart insights that help to clearly understand user behaviour, optimise gameplay and increase player retention.

This investment by OnMobile, is the second major step towards the creation of ONMO, the D2C mobile cloud-gaming platform, after the acquisition of Appland AB, Sweden in October 2018. These strategic acquisitions lay the foundation of technologies which form the pillars of ONMO.

Alongside, OnMobile has hired a stellar team of product managers, engineers and marketers who are working on developing ONMO, which is built on three key mobile gaming trends (eSports, Social and Short Form Gaming) and two disruptive technologies (AI and Cloud Streaming), and is currently being Beta tested in 3 locations globally. rob0’s low bandwidth session streaming and AI generated user spotlights will be a key tool in making ONMO a global success.

Commenting on this acquisition, François-Charles Sirois, Executive Chairman, OnMobile Global, said, “rob0’s acquisition brings to life our ONMO mission of creating the best gaming moments that bring esports to everyone in one click, and takes us a step closer to our goal to be the uncontested leader in social esports globally.”

Krish Seshadri, Chief Executive Officer, OnMobile Global, said “rob0 has been an integral part of our cloud gaming product, ONMO. rob0’s technology and Vision AI picks the best parts of a game and helps ONMO create thousands of short, unique challenges for mobile casual esports players”

“We’re excited to help build the next generation of mobile gaming. OnMobile’s vision for the future of casual games is inspiring and I’m proud to see our vision AI technology playing an essential role in making it possible.”, said Richard Rispoli, Co-Founder and CEO, Technologies rob0 Inc.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with offices in all regions of the world, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. OnMobile has an addressable base of more than 1.68 billion mobile users and over 100 million active subscribers across several geographies based on current deployments. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com

August 12, 2021

NorthStar and Japan Space Imaging join forces to promote commercial Space Situational Awareness services to Japan

JSI named Authorized Marketing Representative of NorthStar’s services in Japan

MONTREALAug. 12, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – NorthStar Earth & Space of Montreal, Canada, has entered into an agreement with Japan Space Imaging Corporation (JSI) to tailor product offerings for Japanese customers based on NorthStar’s space-based precision Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.  The agreement designates JSI act as Authorized Marketing Representative for NorthStar’s suite of services with the government of Japan and with Japanese commercial entities.

JSI and NorthStar will promote valuable space information and intelligence services to Japanese government and commercial customers to safely navigate in an ever contested and congested space environment.  Together, the two companies desire to greatly enhance current capabilities to ensure safe access to and operations in space and notably to protect the global satellite community from collisions.

“NorthStar is proud to partner with Japan Space Imaging Corporation- to tailor our services to Japanese Customers. As an established partner of the global space community, JSI is the ideal partner for NorthStar to promote the safety, security and sustainability of the space environment for a host of Japanese stakeholders” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space.

Commercial space is forecast to grow into a $2.7 trillion industry. New satellites and planned mega-constellations are launching into an environment ever more congested with traffic and space debris. Increased risks must be mitigated with precision information that fuel better Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.  The combination of NorthStar’s Space Information and Intelligence services (Si2) and JSI’s established expertise will ensure Japanese commercial and government customers have access to NorthStar services to ensure safe access to space.

“JSI is delighted to partner with NorthStar to promote their SSA services in Japan. We feel enthusiastic to contribute to our customers in Japan and their indispensable missions with NorthStar’s unique space-based SSA capabilities powered by their cutting-edge processing algorithms” said Koji Ueda, CEO and President of Japan Space Imaging Corporation.

About NorthStar Earth & Space

Starting in 2023, NorthStar will begin operation of Skylark, its debut constellation for SSA services, to enable the delivery of near real-time high-fidelity tracking services, elevating traditional SSA to the level of Space Information & Intelligence (SI2). With a comprehensive view of all near-earth orbits, Skylark’s space-based sensors will deliver precise observations of more space objects than any current system with higher revisit frequency per object. The result is unprecedented coverage, custody and enhanced predictive capabilities, to meet critical Space Traffic Management challenges such as tracking space debris and preventing collisions in space.

NorthStar’s Space-Based Data Platform and Data Processing Engine will deliver contextualized data from multiple sources, augmented by NorthStar’s own satellite infrastructure.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space (a co-enterprise of the Sirois family office, Telesystem and the Roger’s Family Trust of Canada), the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, KinetX (USA), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.

About the Japan Space Imaging Corporation

Founded in 1998, Japan Space Imaging Corporation, of which Hitachi Ltd is a large shareholder, has been a pioneer of satellite remote sensing commercial services in Japan and serves satellites data and services to a wide range of customers. JSI also provides customers with value added products and services such as 3D imagery products, base maps, and imagery analysis.

For more information: 
https://northstar-data.com/
https://www.jsicorp.jp/en.html

SOURCE NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.

For further information: NorthStar Public Relations: media@northstar-data.com, Japan Space Imaging Corporation Public Relations: https://www.jsicorp.jp/en/contact.html

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July 22, 2021

NorthStar teams with Canadian Coast Guard and INRS to develop Earth Observation Monitoring System for Canada’s marine and coastal environments

MONTREAL, CANADA, 22 JULY 2021 — NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) announced that it is collaborating with the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) to develop a prototype Earth Observation Monitoring System for Marine and Coastal Environments (EOMCE) to improve information quality and deliver critical knowledge on marine pollution, ice conditions, and coastal ecosystems directly impacted by climate change.

This $2.7M initiative, which is expected to conclude in Q1 2024, is also supported by Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Centre for Water, Land, and Environment, and includes $1.5M in funding to NorthStar from Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Canadian Safety and Security Program, under its Community Resilience Portfolio.

In Canada and around the world, the integrity of marine and coastal environments is impacted by climate change and pollution. These impacts include ecosystems alteration and loss, increasing coastal erosion rates, water quality decline and marine biodiversity depletion. To reduce and mitigate risks, stakeholders require up-to-date knowledge on the condition of Canada’s coasts and in-depth understanding of their vulnerability to human activity and natural hazards, including cumulative effects over time.

“NorthStar is proud to be working with the Canadian Coast Guard and Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique to help safeguard Canada’s marine and coastal environments” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space. “This investment by a coalition of partners, including Defence Research and Development Canada, will enable resilient Canadian coastal communities with the means to respond to increasing environmental threats, and assist in strategies to adapt to climate change.”

The initiative will see NorthStar, the Canadian Coast Guard and the INRS pool expertise to develop information services that will leverage data from multiple Earth Observation sources and be demonstrated via a prototype web-based information portal. The goal is to deliver near-real time information on the health of Canada’s marine and coastal environments, enabling active decision-making. NorthStar will continue its development of an automated processing pipeline by fusing its hyperspectral airborne data acquired over Canada with spaceborne optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data to realize unique and enhanced imaging products. NorthStar will combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data fused from multiple sources to deliver rich near real-time information services for marine pollution, coastal ecosystems, and ice conditions, which are all directly impacted by climate change.

The information provided by the EOMCE’s frequent and long-term monitoring of coastal environments will enable stakeholders to realize several key benefits in support of:

  • Assessment and refinement of climate change adaptation strategies
  • Risk assessment and emergency preparedness and response to coastal contamination, ice drift/jam, storm surges and flooding.
  • Protection of coastal ecosystems and restoration of their environmental services.

As NorthStar’s global environment monitoring services develop, the EOMCE will be fully integrated into a complete NorthStar commercial service designed to contextualize multiple forms of complex raw data sources, delivering more accessible information sets, and enabling real-time actionable decision-making to preserve our planet and our delicate ecosystems for future generations.

Information: media@northstar-data.com

Website: https://northstar-data.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSEarthandSpace

About NorthStar Earth & Space

NorthStar is creating Earth Information and Intelligence (EI2) services in collaboration with partners in the private, academic and government sectors.  Using proprietary and third-party data, NorthStar is developing solutions in a variety of Earth sectors including Agriculture, Maritime, Forestry and Energy.

Following the launch of its debut Skylark Space Situational Awareness (SSA) constellation, NorthStar plans to launch dual mission satellites performing both SSA and Earth observation. Dual mission satellites will be equipped with Hyperspectral, Infrared and Optical sensors, which will operate continuously from space, imaging, digitizing, and analyzing the details of Earth’s ecosystems and surrounding orbits daily.

Through its Information Platform, NorthStar will deliver contextualized information solutions directly to end users in the private and public sectors, providing critical knowledge about Earth and its orbital environment.

NorthStar’s investors comprise a global coalition of strategic partners, including Telesystem Space, the Space Alliance (Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio) of Europe, KinetX (USA), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.

About NorthStar’s EOMCE partners

July 5, 2021

Stingray Acquires Health, Relaxation and Wellness Streaming App Calm Radio

Stingray adds 1,500 relaxing channels to its portfolio and
grows its streaming subscriber base by more than 30,000

Montreal, July 5, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that it has acquired Calm Radio, the world’s largest online music streaming service focused on the wellness and relaxation markets. With this acquisition, Stingray grows its portfolio of curated music content, significantly increases its subscriber base and dives into the health and wellness industry.

Founded in 2009, Calm Radio delivers 500 free channels of relaxation, acoustic, classical, jazz, ambient and contemporary music and over 1,000 premium channels of calming sounds, sleep music, sleep sounds, sleep stories, guided meditations, and meditation music to wind-down. Each scenic video benefits from the musical and audio expertise of an individual programmer. Every relaxation channel is specifically curated around the three principal activities in listeners’ lives: work, study, and sleep.

Calm Radio Highlights 

  • Near seven million monthly listening hours
  • Over one million unique monthly users
  • Over 30,000 streaming subscribers
  • 85% year-over-year growth
  • 500 free channels of relaxation, classical and contemporary music
  • Over 1,000 premium HD channels for meditation, sleep, audiobooks, podcasts, classical music, ambient, jazz, world music, pop, contemporary and nature sounds
  • Available on over 20 platforms
  • 4.6-star rating on Apple’s App Store
  • “Best New Update” — Apple 2019

Calm Radio complements Stingray’s existing services, Stingray Music and Stingray Naturescape, thus opening the door to powerful content synergy opportunities and growth for the product line.

“We are delighted to welcome Calm Radio to the Stingray family and expect this strategic acquisition to deepen our presence worldwide with its premium life-enhancing and relaxing music offering,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “As the undisputed world-leading provider of music programming, Stingray can seamlessly integrate Calm Radio into our existing platforms, enabling us to distribute the content further and expand our reach globally.”

“In Stingray, we have found a partner with global reach who shares our unique vision and drive to expand the reach of wellness and relaxation music programming, making the benefits of Calm Radio accessible to the broadest and most diverse audience possible,” said Eric Harry, Founder and CEO of Calm Radio. “We are confident that with Stingray’s cooperation, Calm Radio will expand its reach and provide music for a healthier lifestyle to enthusiasts around the globe.”

Stingray will wholly own and operate Calm Radio, under the continued leadership and direction of the Calm Radio’s current leadership team.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com

About Calm Radio 
Calm Radio provides its users with music for a healthier lifestyle. They are the world’s largest provider of life-enhancing music with an emphasis on focus, relaxation, mindfulness and sleep music. Calm Radio was recognized as the 2019 “Industry Star” by the Los Angeles’ based Media Excellence Awards and Best New App Upgrade by Apple in 2019.

Calm Radio began in 2009, founded by streaming pioneer Eric Harry, also a multi-award winning composer. Eric realized there was in fact, no online presence for relaxation music, sleep music or classical music and thus the first Solo Piano channel was born. Since then, Calm Radio has grown into the largest provider of relaxing music on the internet and is poised to become the Spotify of the Wellness Market.

Calm Radio® is a registered trade-mark of Calm Radio Corp.

Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law. Such forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, information with respect to Stingray’s goals, beliefs, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions. Forward-looking information is identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “may”, “would”, “should”, “could”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “foresee”, “believe”, and “continue”, or the negative of these terms and similar terminology, including references to assumptions. Please note, however, that not all forward-looking information contains these terms and phrases. Forward-looking information is based upon a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Stingray’s control. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk factors identified in Stingray’s Annual Information Form for the year ended March 31, 2021, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Consequently, all of the forward-looking information contained herein is qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements, and there can be no guarantee that the results or developments that Stingray anticipates will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences or effects on Stingray’s business, financial condition or results of operation. Unless otherwise noted or the context otherwise indicates, the forward-looking information contained herein is provided as of the date hereof, and Stingray does not undertake to update or amend such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com  
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

June 21, 2021

Coveo Earns SOC 2 Type II Attestation and HIPAA Compliance Demonstrating Its Commitment to Security

June 21, 2021 | Montreal, QC And Quebec City, QC

Respective annual and biennial examinations ensure Coveo’s commitment to data security and privacy.

 Coveo, a leader in relevance platforms that transform search, recommendations, and personalization within digital experiences, today announced that it has passed its SOC 2 Type II examination, completed by independent CPA firm Schellman & Company, LLC. This examination result is evidence of Coveo’s commitment to data protection and privacy protocols on behalf of its customers, and proof that the company has the necessary processes and internal controls in place to deliver on this promise.

A SOC 2 examination provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the examination, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, and confidentiality of a system are tested.

The SOC 2 report delivered by Schellman & Company verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of Coveo’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

The Coveo Relevance Cloud™ Platform has also successfully passed and maintains a biennial HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Compliance Examination, the latest in 2021. This examination reaffirms Coveo’s commitment to protecting ePHI, as required by HIPAA. As such, Coveo offers a HIPAA-compliant environment for customers with whom it signs a BAA (Business Associate Agreement).

The HIPAA-compliant environment is built on a separate platform infrastructure that’s designed to ease compliance with HIPAA requirements. The HIPAA-compliant environment offers more privacy, as it’s dedicated to Coveo’s HIPAA customers and protected by additional security measures and access control procedures.

“Data security and governance are extremely important to us,” said Laurent Simoneau, Chief Technology Officer at Coveo. “The Coveo Relevance Cloud platform has been engineered with data security in mind – from the ground up. We have adopted rigorous security measures at every stage of development and across every point of delivery to protect our customers’ businesses and their customers’ data.”

For more information about our security, please visit https://www.coveo.com/en/products/platform/security

About Coveo

We believe that relevance is critical to winning in the new digital experience economy. Coveo is a market-leading AI-powered relevance platform. We aim to enable our customers to deliver the relevant experiences that we believe people expect in the new digital economy. Our SaaS-native, multi-tenant platform injects search, recommendations, and personalization solutions into digital experiences.

We provide solutions for Ecommerce, service, website, and workplace applications. Our solutions are designed to provide tangible value to our customers by helping drive revenue growth, reduce customer support costs, increase customer satisfaction and website engagement, and improve employee proficiency and satisfaction.

Our AI powers relevant interactions for hundreds of the world’s most innovative brands and is supported by a large network of global system integrators and implementation partners.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions Inc.

Coveo is a trademark of Coveo Solutions, Inc.

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About Schellman & Company

Schellman & Company, LLC is a leading provider of attestation and compliance services—the only company in the world operating under one legal entity that is a CPA firm, a globally approved PCI QSA, an ISO Certification Registrar, HITRUST CSF Assessor, and a FedRAMP 3PAO.
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May 28, 2021

OnMobile Global Launches Challenges Arena – A Mobile Quiz Gaming APP

Bengaluru, 28 May, 2021: OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment, has launched a new B2B gaming product, Challenges Arena, a single destination of casual challenges that provides an unparalleled gamified experience.

Challenges Arena offers an immersive experience for gamers to play and compete on quizzes and various theme-based challenges with a real-time rank and leader-board. It provides a competitive mobile platform with multiple paid and trial challenges on thousands of quiz questions and trivia across genres like movies, cricket, travel, food, general knowledge, puzzles, amongst others and also many HTML5 games.

Announcing the launch, Biswajit Nandi, Vice President – Sales, OnMobile, said, “We believe Challenges Arena will emerge as a go-to-destination for Quiz and Trivia based casual challenges with several of our global customers. OnMobile is excited to associate with telecom & OTT partners to launch this new offering. Social play, casual esports, real-time engagement, immersive & exclusive digital content with virtual and real rewards makes Challenges Arena a fun and engaging experience for customers.”

Challenges Arena offers multiple price points for question-based, daily, weekly and monthly challenges. Users also stand a chance to win exciting bumper prizes, worth up to Rs. 5 lakh by playing challenges regularly.

In the last few weeks, Challenges Arena has added over 350,000 gross users and 110,000 paying subscribers from a leading telecom operator and over 11 lakh users through an OTT partner. In addition, currently there are over 10 active customer discussions that OnMobile is engaged in globally, for Challenges Arena.

Challenges Arena is available in the form of App and PWA currently, and will be available in SDK form shortly.

Users who want to take up challenges on specific genres can choose to play daily challenges. Winners will be selected based on their performance at the end of the challenge period. OnMobile’s ISO 27001 certified tool ensures transparency in winner selections while focusing on protecting the user data.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with offices in all regions of the world, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. OnMobile has an addressable base of more than 1.68 billion mobile users and over 100 million active subscribers across several geographies based on current deployments. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

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May 6, 2021

Stingray Names Jim Riley as President, US Operations

Montreal, May 6, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that Jim Riley will join its management team as President, US Operations. In his position, Riley will help shape Stingray’s US strategy and enhance sales and marketing capabilities across the United States.  He will support the US sales team, drive new strategic partnerships, and expand the business into new verticals.

Riley brings to Stingray 30 years of experience in media and entertainment. He has a broad range of start-up expertise and has driven business and technical innovations for VOD, and more recently OTT brands and platform partners. He is a seasoned TV and On-Demand industry veteran, and as a co-founder of Vubiquity, his team deployed the largest VOD licensing and services business in the United States supporting every studio, pay-TV network, and specialty networks, including the NFL and UFC, and the first nationwide VOD Olympics coverage.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim as part of Stingray’s impressive US sales team,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “He is a team player with an innate understanding of the global media industry and has a vision for how Stingray can continue to grow and flourish by further developing our relations and opportunities in the United States.”

“Following my appointment as Stingray’s President, US Operations, I’m excited to advance the company’s ambitious growth objectives,” said Jim Riley. “Stingray’s collection of media and technology assets is far-reaching, and the company’s ambition is immeasurable. I’m looking forward to propelling the distribution of Stingray products to even greater heights.”

Riley joins Stingray from Bitmax Inc., where he led the company’s global product strategy, sales, and marketing. Jim was also Chief Revenue Officer at Whip Media, where he is credited with opening new territories and expanding customer verticals. A native of Rochester, NY, and a graduate of Fordham University in NYC, Jim began his TV career working at AMC, Bravo and SportsChannel.  He moved to Los Angeles, California as part of E! Entertainment TV’s launch team to head up digital distribution, before building and selling TVN/Vubiquity.

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

April 1, 2021

Watch TV, Plant a Tree: On April 22, Stingray Will Donate all the Proceeds of its Stingray Naturescape Channel to One Tree Planted

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Montreal, April 1, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced a collaboration with One Tree Planted, a U.S.-based environmental non-profit that plants a tree for every dollar donated. With the support of distribution partners, Stingray has committed to donating all the proceeds of the Stingray Naturescape channel on Earth Day 2021 (April 22) to the organization. This initiative has the potential of adding thousands of trees to One Tree Planted’s reforestation efforts, which will directly impact community empowerment and local agroforestry projects.

Stingray Naturescape features breathtaking, relaxing scenery from around the world, including majestic forests and woodlands. The free ad-supported channel is available on Channelbox, Distro TV, Freebie TV, Freecast, LG Channels, Pluto TV, Rakuten TV, Redbox, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR, Vizio Free Channels, and Xumo.

“Stingray is happy to help the world breathe a little easier through this green initiative,” stated Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “Stingray Naturescape brings the beauty of nature to anyone who wants to transform their homes into a peaceful, relaxing oasis. I invite all viewers to support our effort and tune in on April 22. Together we can make a difference and make our planet a safer place for all.”

Stingray Naturescape offers a free YouTube playlist Enchanting forests for the occasion, including a collection of videos such as Relaxing Autumn Forest With Beautiful Early Fall Leaf Colors in Canada, Relaxing Waterfall in Hawaii or Beautiful Beaches in Tropical Paradise in the Philippines.

For more information about One Tree Planted or to donate: https://onetreeplanted.org/

About Stingray
Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
mpeloquin@stingray.com
1 514 664-1244, ext 2362