All posts by Sophie Bessette

May 12, 2022

NorthStar Earth & Space Endorses the Net Zero Space Declaration of the Paris Peace Forum

Montreal, MAY 12, 2022 – NorthStar Earth & Space endorses the Net Zero Space Declaration of the Paris Peace Forum, an international initiative gathering like-minded actors calling to achieving sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of all humankind by 2030.

“The Net Zero Space Declaration fully aligns with NorthStar’s core values of sustainability. Space is fundamental to our economy, quality of life, and enables critical infrastructure for countless essential services.  This environment demands immediate action from all stakeholders to protect this invaluable natural resource,” said Stewart Bain, CEO & Founder of NorthStar Earth & Space.

As part of its endorsement of the Net Zero Space Initiative, NorthStar pledges to help facilitate safe and sustainable operations through the delivery of high-fidelity commercial space services for satellite operators.  NorthStar’s Space Information & Intelligence services will be launched in 2023 bringing the first space-based commercial information service to cover all near-Earth orbits.

About NorthStar

NorthStar Earth & Space is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. NorthStar has recently launched its European headquarters in Luxembourg with the support of the Luxembourg Future Fund.  NorthStar also  has an office in Washington, D.C.

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 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 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, the Government of Canada and the Luxembourg Future Fund.

https://northstar-data.com/

About the Paris Peace Forum

The Paris Peace Forum is a French initiative launched in 2018 to create a multi-stakeholder platform in Paris to address global governance issues. Throughout the year, the Forum works to strengthen the governance of common goods, such as space, cyberspace, or the oceans, and to improve the international management of global issues, development of AI and disruptive technologies or ecological and social transition of the economy. Its annual event brings together heads of state and government, heads of international organizations, civil society leaders and private sector executives around concrete initiatives that give a large place to the global South.

Net Zero Space Initiative

The Net Zero Space initiative is a multi-stakeholder platform calling to achieve sustainable use of outer space by 2030 by taking concrete actions to mitigate the generation of new orbital debris and remediate existing ones. It especially aims at raising awareness at a political level and in the public at large to better protect Earth’s orbital environment and foster interoperable norms in this regard.

Media Contacts:

NorthStar Public Relations: media@northstar-data.com

May 4, 2022

ONMO launches Crypto payments for players globally

Bangalore, May 04 2022:  ONMO, the direct-to-consumer social esports mobile gaming platform from OnMobile has announced enabling transactions through Bitcoin for players across the globe. While ONMO users in India can play using real money, users in other parts of the globe will now have the choice of using Bitcoins to pay entry fees for 1-on-1 battles and daily multiplayer tournaments and play a wide variety of games on the platform.

Commenting on the new release, Krish Seshadri, CEO, ONMO said “Gamers have been well habituated to virtual items and understand the value of virtual currencies. Our goal is to provide our global players with the best experience. With the rapid adoption of Crypto, we have now added Bitcoin as the main payment method to play games on ONMO across the globe. We will soon add other Crypto currencies to the payment methods in the ONMO wallet”.

With the addition of Bitcoin payments, ONMO brings together two of the fastest-growing markets – crypto and esports – making it versatile and easy to use. Bitcoin payments offer cross-game and cross-region compatibility coupled with streamlined payments. The platform will facilitate more cryptocurrency payment options in the future providing its global users with the best game experience and empower them to wager against each other.

About OnMobile and ONMO

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 is focused on building cutting-edge Mobile Gaming products while also offering a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, & Contests. Based on current deployments, OnMobile has over 80 million monthly users across the globe. A product of OnMobile, ONMO is a social esports platform that offers short game moments across popular game titles. Players can explore different formats of gameplay, 1-on-1 battles, multiplayer tournaments, or solo challenges on the product. With offices in Canada, Sweden, and India, ONMO blends current trends like social play, casual short gaming & esports supported by cloud gaming & vision AI technologies into a unique mobile gaming offering.

For further information, please visit
www.onmobile.com
www.onmo.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com
pr@onmo.com

April 20, 2022

Stingray Signs Distribution Agreement with TCL FALCON to Launch FAST Channels and AVOD on its Smart TVs

  • The offering includes Qello Concerts by Stingray, Stingray Karaoke, Stingray Classica, Stingray DJAZZ, Stingray CMusic, Stingray Naturescape and Stingray Music channels 

Montreal, April 20, 2022 – Stingray (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that it has reached an agreement for the distribution of a suite of free ad-supported channels (FAST channels) to TCL smart TVs in Australia, Brazil, India, Mexico and the United States. The new services within the TCL app include Qello Concerts by Stingray, Stingray Karaoke, Stingray Classica, Stingray DJAZZ, Stingray CMusic, Stingray Naturescape and Stingray Music channels for users to access at no extra cost. Each channel is carefully curated by in-house music experts to offer lean-back entertainment for every demographic any time of day. As part of the deal, TCL FALCON will also make available AVOD packages including the best of karaoke and concerts along with beautiful imagery from the four corners of the globe.

“Stingray’s value proposition is to bring the top music entertainment to viewers and provide instant access to their favorite artists,” said Manfred Orth, Director of Business Development, Emerging Markets of Stingray. “We are delighted to partner with TCL and look forward to making music a more integral part of their users’ daily lives.”

“We are very excited to team up with Stingray,” said Rebecca Wan, Senior Business Manager, Overseas Business Department at TCL Electronics. “We are convinced that the quality content from Stingray would bring our global audience excellent entertainment experience!”

Channels Highlights

  • Qello Concerts by Stingray features concert-films and award-winning music documentaries from the biggest and most influential artists, bands, and musicians. AVOD will only be available in the United States.
  • Stingray Karaoke includes all the top songs to sing along to from golden oldies to today’s hits. 500 titles will be available on AVOD.
  • 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 CMusic is the only channel dedicated to modernizing classical music on television by presenting great works in a music video format. The channel is carried by Watch TV.
  • Stingray Naturescape offers an escape to a world of stunning nature scenes, all set to peaceful soundtracks. 100 titles will be available on AVOD.
  • Stingray Music offers audio channels curated by expert programmers in all the most popular genres.

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 TCL FALCON
TCL FFalcon is the world’s leading Internet and AI×IoT service platform responsible for the system development and operation of TCL smart screens and other devices, while expanding into TV, OTT boxes and non-TCL brand hardware devices such as smart projectors. TCL FFalcon has provided film, education and entertainment services to users in 160 countries on six continents. For more information: visit  www.tcl.com and www.iffalcon.com

-30-

For more information, please contact:

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

April 19, 2022

OnMobile Global appoints Asheesh Chatterjee as Global Group CFO

Bengaluru, April 19th 2022:  OnMobile Global Limited, the global leader in mobile entertainment, today announced the appointment of Asheesh Chatterjee as Global Group Chief Financial Officer for the company, effective April 18, 2022.

Asheesh Chatterjee joins OnMobile with twenty-five years of rich experience in manifold facets of finance, such as fundraising,strategic and operational finance, risk management, regulatory compliances, digital transformation, procurement, taxation, and investor relations. He has also had prominent stints with EY India, ICICI Pru AMC, Sony Pictures Television and Moser Baer India Ltd.

He recently worked with Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd as a CFO & CBO, managed various responsibilities in multiple areas, and played a leadership role in JVs, Asset monetisation, Phase-3 auctions for FM Radio, Sales, and Revenue management, etc. Welcoming Asheesh on board, Sanjay Baweja, MD & Global CEO of OnMobile, said, “We are excited to have Asheesh join us as Global Group CFO. He will be an integral part of the company’s management, helping OnMobile realise its long-term financial and operational goals. Over two decades of his experience makes him the perfect fit to lead the financial chapter of the company’s transformation as we work towards putting our customers first.”

Mr Asheesh Chatterjee is a member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a Management Accountant (India & UK), Chartered Global Management Accountant, and an alumnus of Northwestern, Kellogg School of Management.

Speaking about his appointment, Asheesh said, “I am excited to join OnMobile in its transformational journey, and am looking forward to working with various global teams to add value to business growth and strategize to build an efficient financial infrastructure.”

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with a presence in many countries across the world, is focused on building cutting-edge Mobile Gaming products while also offering a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, & Contests. Based on current deployments, OnMobile has over 80 million monthly users across the globe.

For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com
pr@onmo.com

March 31, 2022

SES Partners with NorthStar Earth & Space to Tackle Space Sustainability Challenges

Collaboration will improve Space Situational Awareness and promote best practices in all near-Earth orbits for SES and its partners

Luxembourg, 31 March 2022 – A partnership to enhance Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and ensure a sustainable use of space has been formed between SES, the world’s leading satellite-based content connectivity solutions provider, and NorthStar Earth and Space (NorthStar), the first commercial service to monitor space from space, both companies announced today.

Together with NorthStar, the teams will be working to launch, develop and evolve NorthStar’s SSA products tailored to benefit SES’s satellite operations and fleet management. NorthStar will deliver unique SSA services to help satellite operators with safer management of their fleets, minimization of collision risks, and development of space sustainability solutions. Fuelled by data gathered in space, NorthStar’s next-generation service will provide a unique layer of information to improve operational performance for all satellite operators and contribute to the realization of a more sustainable space environment.

SES has recently announced its revised Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and is a firm believer of how sustainable space meets sustainable Earth. Its new ESG strategy revolves around four key pillars – ensuring the secure and sustainable use of space; embarking bold climate action, increasing diversity and inclusion in the industry; and using its global content connectivity solutions to meet critical human needs.

“Space supports critical infrastructure for our economy. NorthStar’s collaboration with SES leads to more responsible and sustainable operations in space from all stakeholders. NorthStar’s high performance SSA services combined with SES’s leading role in the industry brings a necessary focus towards the increasingly unmanageable risks we are all witnessing in space”, said Stewart Bain, CEO & Founder of NorthStar Earth & Space. “This is a major step in NorthStar’s integration and growth within the fast-moving Luxembourg space ecosystem. Recent investment from the LFF and support from the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy also contribute to accelerate NorthStar services in support of this important collaboration.”

“We are excited to partner with NorthStar and leverage their expertise in space-based sensors to monitor traffic in space and the accuracy of their intelligent platform to transmit information faster,” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES. “Space sustainability is of fundamental importance to SES and to the industry. The industry needs to come together quickly to protect space for future generations before it’s too late and our partnership with NorthStar is a strong step in that direction.”

For further information please contact:

Suzanne Ong
External Communications
Tel. +352 710 725 500
suzanne.ong@ses.com

NorthStar Public Relations: media@northstar-data.com

About NorthStar

NorthStar Earth & Space is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. NorthStar has recently launched its European headquarters in Luxembourg with the support of the Luxembourg Future Fund. NorthStar also has an office in Washington D.C. 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 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 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 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, the Government of Canada and the Luxembourg Future Fund. More information: https://northstar-data.com/

About SES

SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries over 8,400 channels and has an unparalleled reach of 361 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available at: www.ses.com.

March 16, 2022

Spire Global Announces Landmark Space-as-a-Service Contract with NorthStar Earth & Space for a Dedicated Constellation

Collaboration will deliver space-based Space Situational Awareness services to protect critical satellite infrastructure

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) (“Spire” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, announced today a new space-as-a-service agreement with NorthStar Earth & Space (“NorthStar”), a comprehensive Earth & Space Information Services Platform, to build a constellation of satellites focused on space-situational awareness (SSA) and debris monitoring. The first award within the contract is for three satellites, with pre-agreed options for NorthStar to scale the constellation to dozens of satellites as their business operational needs grow.

“Maintaining pace with the exponential increase in space activity demands immediate action from commercial innovators. Spire provides on-board processing, tasking, flexibility, and agility within an attractive service level agreement business model”

Tweet this

With this dedicated constellation, NorthStar will be able to monitor space from space, delivering timely and precise orbit determination, collision avoidance, navigation services, and proximity warnings for cyber security to the global satellite community. The mission will encompass the development of Spire’s first 12U satellites as the company continues to expand the power, volume, and edge-computing capacity available to applications deployed on Spire’s space platform.

“This is a landmark contract for the industry, demonstrating the speed, scale, and agility of Spire’s space-as-a-service model,” said Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire. “We are pleased to work with NorthStar on its mission to tackle the growing problem of space debris by deploying next-gen space situation awareness technology. Leveraging Spire’s existing infrastructure and expertise will help NorthStar accelerate the timeline to deploy and scale in space.”

Spire’s proven production and speed-to-commercial-operations track record will help NorthStar’s platform deploy and scale quickly. Once operational, NorthStar will operate the satellites using Spire’s integrated support infrastructure, collecting data to precisely track the orbits of resident space objects, and rapidly predict changes.

“Maintaining pace with the exponential increase in space activity demands immediate action from commercial innovators. Spire provides on-board processing, tasking, flexibility, and agility within an attractive service level agreement business model,” said Stewart Bain, CEO, NorthStar.

Spire and NorthStar each maintain European headquarters in Luxembourg and have a shared mission of sustainability. Reducing the threat of collision requires pinpoint tracking and prediction capabilities. NorthStar, through Spire’s dedicated constellation, will deliver timely and precise Space Traffic Management and Space Domain Awareness services that will elevate traditional SSA to the level of Space Information & Intelligence (Si2). The first three satellites for this dedicated constellation are anticipated to be launched early in 2023.

About Spire Global, Inc.

Spire (NYSE: SPIR) is a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, offering access to unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth from the ultimate vantage point so that organizations can make decisions with confidence, accuracy, and speed. Spire uses one of the world’s largest multi-purpose satellite constellations to source hard to acquire, valuable data and enriches it with predictive solutions. Spire then provides this data as a subscription to organizations around the world so they can improve business operations, decrease their environmental footprint, deploy resources for growth and competitive advantage, and mitigate risk. Spire gives commercial and government organizations the competitive advantage they seek to innovate and solve some of the world’s toughest problems with insights from space. Spire has offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Washington DC, Cambridge, Ontario, Glasgow, Oxfordshire, Luxembourg, and Singapore. To learn more, visit http://www.spire.com.

About NorthStar

NorthStar seeks to empower humanity to preserve our planet through a unique Earth and Space information & intelligence platform through dedicated 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 geospatial environment. NorthStar’s services are designed to meet the requirements demanded by a rapidly changing Space and Earth environment.

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.

https://northstar-data.com/

Contacts

For Spire Global, Inc.:
Hillary Yaffe
Head of Communications
Hillary.Yaffe@spire.com

March 1, 2022

Stingray Partners with Leger to Measure Effectiveness of Retail-Based Digital Audio Advertising in Canada

Montreal, March 1, 2022 – Stingray (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced a partnership with Leger, the largest Canadian-owned market research and analytics firm, to measure the effectiveness of retail-based digital audio advertising in Canada. Leger will conduct surveys to demonstrate that advertising campaigns connected to the Stingray Retail Media Network drive tangible results.

The Stingray Retail Media Network enables advertisers to reach and connect with principal shoppers at point-of-sale across a growing variety of retail verticals. The hyper-relevant brand messaging complements the physical shopping experience, informing consumers of relevant products and services while providing advertisers the unique ability to reach an extremely high composition of principal shoppers through ubiquitous, contextually relevant audio messages. This powerful new advertising channel will now benefit from indisputable Leger data to help quantify the effectiveness and relevancy of retail-based digital audio advertising.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Stingray and to bring our insights expertise to its Retail Media Network,” said Dave Scholz, Executive Vice-President, Toronto, Leger. “I am confident that our innovative methodology and cutting-edge polling will enable Stingray to better quantify the value of their retail-based audio advertising campaigns.”

“Retail-based digital audio advertising enables brands to connect and remain top of mind with highly qualified consumers when and where it matters most,” said Ryan Fuss, Senior Vice President, Global Media Solutions of Stingray. “We are thrilled to join forces with Leger, Canada’s leading quantitative market research firm, to demonstrate the full impact that this new retail media channel can deliver to brands looking to reach millions of daily Canadian shoppers that are literally aisles away from their products.”

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 Leger
Leger is the largest Canadian-owned market research and analytics company, with more than 600 employees in eight Canadian and US offices. Recently, Leger presented the most accurate polling results for the 2021 Canadian federal election (including the most accurate results in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia) and the 2019 Canadian federal election. This accuracy is due to the quality of the company’s LEO panel and its employees’ expertise. For more information: leger360.com

-30-

For more information, please contact:

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

Sarah Mottet
Marketing Director
Leger
smottet@leger360.vom
514-982-2464

February 23, 2022

Stingray Partners with TikTok to bring TikTok Radio to millions of households across Canada and the United States

Bringing TikTok’s top music, artists and music videos to on demand playlists across multiple platforms 

Montreal, February 23, 2022 – Stingray (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced a partnership with TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, to launch TikTok Radio. The collaboration will bring TikTok’s top trending music and artists to Stingray’s ever-growing audience across multiple platforms.

TikTok Radio, the highly anticipated audio music channel launches on Stingray Music in millions of households across the United States today, and in Canada tomorrow, on TV, web, and mobile. Listeners will enjoy hearing music the TikTok community loves, including viral hits, throwbacks, and songs from the next generation of rising stars. To truly reflect the TikTok experience, the channel will also feature trending sounds and introductions from some of TikTok’s popular artists and creators. The curated channel will be refreshed several times a week with songs from a variety of TikTok charts like “Top of the Week,” “Top of the Year,” and “Top New Songs.” In addition, a TikTok Radio playlist will be available worldwide in the Air Canada In-Flight Entertainment system.

Starting next month, viewers who have access to Stingray Music Videos On Demand through the TV app, can also tune in to the TikTok Radio playlist featuring music videos from songs that are currently trending on TikTok. The service is widely distributed across most TV providers in Canada and a variety of TV providers in the United States.

Additionally, Canadian radio listeners will enjoy hearing “The TikTok Trend” on The Stingray Hit List Countdown and “Katie & Ed’s TikTok Pick” on The Night Show with Katie & Ed, two radio shows that will feature tracks that are making waves on TikTok on a weekly basis.

“Stingray has proven to be a must-have destination for music fans who want to access all the music they love and discover exciting new musical horizons,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “TikTok is undeniably influencing music trends and pop culture. We are thrilled to be working with TikTok to bring their groundbreaking content to our growing audiences. This partnership shows our commitment to deliver new and innovative content to our users.”

“TikTok Radio has been such a huge success, and we are excited to be partnering with one of the leading music distributors in the world to bring some of the top music, artists, creators and trends to millions of households across Canada and the United States,” said Dan Page, Head of Global Business Development, New Screens, TikTok. “TikTok is redefining the way that fans discover and rediscover music, and this collaboration with Stingray will allow more people to tap into the culture and trends that start on our platform.”

Music fans can tune in to TikTok Radio on the Stingray Music app available for iOS and Android, Stingray Music web player, linear TV channels and TV apps distributed across Canada and the United States through TV providers such as Optimum and Suddenlink by Altice, AT&T U-verse TV, Bell, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron.

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

 

-30-

February 16, 2022

Stingray Chief Experience and Strategy Officer Zack Hamilton Accepted into Forbes Business Council

Forbes Business Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Successful Business Owners and Leaders 

Montreal, February 16, 2022 — Zack Hamilton, Chief Experience and Strategy Officer for Chatter Research, the AI driven customer insights solutions of leading global music, media, and technology company Stingray, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Zack Hamilton was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Zack Hamilton into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Zack has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at members-only events. Zack will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Zack Hamilton will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“It is an honor to be joining the Forbes Business Council and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with this group of global business leaders”, said Zack Hamilton. “My goal is to share my customer experience expertise and best practices with Forbes, and I look forward to leverage Chatter’s technology coupled with Stingray’s mission of improving and delivering holistic customer experience through technology, media and music.”

ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.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 

For more information, please contact:

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

 

February 6, 2022

ONMO social esports gaming platform goes live on Chingari

Bangalore, February 6th 2022

ONMO, the mobile gaming platform from OnMobile Global is now available on Chingari, India’s leading short-form video app and social token.

ONMO will leverage Chingari’s 100 million+ growing registered user base to expand it’s reach and audience in India. ONMO is redefining mobile gaming by creating a unique platform for casual eSports & social play on 1000s of short gaming moments curated from popular, casual mobile games. The ONMO team across it’s global offices in Canada, Sweden and India have been working on the product.

Chingari is India’s leading short-video app where users create interesting short videos resulting in several billion content views per month. The app has over 100 million userbase and plans to grow this to over 200 million over the next few quarters. As part of ONMO’s distribution strategy, OnMobile led an initial investment in Chingari in April 2021 and has now launched ONMO inside Chingari app for users to play.

Krish Seshadri, CEO, ONMO commented on the partnership saying “ONMO blends social eSports and AI driven game moments. Our short format challenges and Chingari’s short-form videos complement each other well. So do the social aspects of ONMO and Chingari. We have launched ONMO in the Chingari app to a select test audience and will ramp up exposure to their entire userbase in a few weeks to provide millions of users with an immersive, entertaining social gaming experience”

Sumit Ghosh, CEO & Co-founder, Chingari said “Gaming is a dynamic and exciting category of entertainment. Chingari is excited to enter this mutually beneficial partnership with ONMO and provide our audience with an unparalleled social gaming experience on short moments. With Chingari’s foray into blockchain and social tokens, we plan to collaborate on other product integrations in the near future”

About Chingari

Chingari started as a short-form video app and is now India’s fastest growing social token. Chingari not only offers short-form videos, but is reinventing the creator economy and social commerce with short videos and Blockchain technology. With the strategic partnership with ONMO, Chingari would also be introducing gaming within the app.

About OnMobile and ONMO

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. Based on current deployments, OnMobile has over 80 million monthly users across the globe. OnMobile is focused on building cutting-edge Mobile Gaming products such as ONMO & Challenges Arena through B2B and D2C channels. A product of OnMobile, ONMO is a direct-to-consumer mobile cloud-gaming platform which offers short game moments across popular game titles. Players can explore different formats of gameplay, 1-on-1 battles, multiplayer tournaments, or solo challenges on the product. With offices in Canada, Sweden, and India, ONMO blends streaming, social gaming, e-sports, and AI into a unique mobile gaming offering.

For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com; www.onmo.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com
pr@onmo.com

February 3, 2022

OnMobile partners with Dialog to Launch the First Mobile Cloud Gaming Platform in Sri Lanka

Bangalore, 3rd February 2022: OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment recently partnered with Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, to launch its mobile cloud gaming platform ONMO, a unique mobile gaming offering that blends cloud streaming, social e-sports, and AI to provide an immersive gaming experience.

This next-generation cloud gaming experience provided by ONMO will enable Dialog users to play from the most popular mobile game genres like action, arcade, racing, adventure, puzzles, amongst others. The initial offering is free for a limited period.

ONMO offers more than 60 exciting mobile games across genres with new games added every week. Its challenge creation Vision AI engine brings casual esports to everyone on a social platform with no friction & no prior download necessary.

Krish Seshadri, CEO of ONMO, said “We believe ONMO will emerge as a go-to destination for cloud gaming in the region. We are excited to partner with Dialog to launch the first cloud gaming platform in Sri Lanka. The social play aspect, short, curated game moments and virtual rewards will make ONMO a fun & engaging experience for Dialog consumers”.

Speaking on the launch of the platform, Anthony Rodrigo, Group Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Architect of Dialog Axiata PLC stated, “We are pleased to be the first mobile operator to launch a commercial cloud gaming platform in Sri Lanka in collaboration with our partner, OnMobile. The initial phase of the ONMO cloud gaming platform has been optimized for smartphones and to run on Dialog’s 4G mobile and Home Broadband networks. Furthermore, as a network getting ready for 5G, we are excited about the full potential which 5G will unlock for Cloud Gaming in future”.

To provide users with an opportunity to experience the service, this platform has been offered with a free trial subscription and no data charges from the month of December 2021 at the launch event.

About OnMobile

OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE] [BSE Ltd: 532944], is a global leader in mobile entertainment. Headquartered in Bangalore, India and with presence in many countries across the world, OnMobile offers a wide array of products such as Videos, Tones, Games & Contests. Based on current deployments, OnMobile has over 80 million monthly users across the globe. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com

For media queries, please contact:

pr@onmobile.com

January 12, 2022

Stingray Names Zack Hamilton as Chief Experience and Strategy Officer for Chatter Research

Montreal, January 12, 2022 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that Zack Hamilton has joined Stingray as Chief Experience and Strategy Officer for Chatter Research. In his position, Zack will collaborate with Chatter’s executive team to ensure the business strategy continuously delivers value to clients while articulating Chatter’s vision publicly in the customer and employee experience industry and market.

Zack brings to Stingray over 20 years of customer experience management with proven expertise in go-to-market strategy. In his new role, Zack will upgrade Chatter’s customer experience. He will develop strong relationships with decision-makers at key enterprise brands, as well as articulate Chatter’s value proposition, differentiation, and market leadership in the industry. He will also lead the go-to-market strategy to accelerate growth and realize Chatter’s sales goals. Zack will also lend his valuable experience and expertise to Stingray, to enhance Stingray’s suite of business products and service.

“We are thrilled to welcome Zack Hamilton to Chatter Research. I’m confident his extensive customer experience management expertise will propel Chatter to further success and growth.” said Simon Foster, Founder and CEO of Chatter Research.

“Global brands are looking for experience technology that is agile and provides flexibility to move at the speed of their customers,” said Zack Hamilton. “The Chatter Technology coupled with the Stingray mission of improving and delivering the holistic customer experience through technology, media and music is exciting and why I am very excited to join the organization.”

Prior to joining Stingray, Zack was the Principal and Global Head of Retail Experience at Medallia. He served as an Executive Advisor to more than 200 retail brands around the world and led go-to-market and Enablement Strategy across the Medallia retail ecosystem including sales, product, marketing, analytics, and technology partners. He has spent over 10 years in retail, most notably as the Head of Customer Experience, Customer Centric Initiatives and Retail Sales Operations for Aaron’s, a retail lease-to-own leader in North America consisting of more than 1,200 retail stores in the United States and Canada. Zack has a Bachelor’s of Science in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the University of Hawaii.

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 

-30-

For more information, please contact:

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

January 5, 2022

Stingray Expands its Retail Media Network to the United States with the Acquisition of InStore Audio Network

InStore Audio Network is the largest retail audio network in the US with 16,000 locations

Montreal, January 5, 2022 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that it has acquired InStore Audio Network, the largest in-store audio advertising network in the United States, reaching 100 million shoppers each week in over 16,000 grocery retailers and pharmacies across the US for total consideration of up to approximately C$59 million subject to a specific earn out mechanism set forth in the purchase agreement. With this acquisition, Stingray expands its retail-based digital audio advertising footprint in the United States and reaffirms its position as a leading global provider of state-of-the art digital media solutions. InStore Audio Network generated an estimated C$18.5 million in revenues in the last year.

InStore Audio Network enables the monetization and delivery of highly targeted digital audio advertising at a location level via custom curated streaming music services. Leading grocery and pharmacy retailers like CVS, Rite Aid, Albertsons, Safeway, Southeastern Grocers, Ahold, Tops Markets, Weis Market and Brookshires currently leverage InStore Audio Network’s retail media solutions which deliver a proven sales lift for advertisers.

Under Stingray’s ownership, InStore Audio Network will continue to broaden its existing retail media offering with a focus on verified audience measurement, digital ad serving and programmatic monetization. The addition of Stingray’s technology and digital media expertise, combined with InStore Audio Network’s track record of success, will also accelerate overall network expansion.

“Stingray has successfully launched the first Canadian retail-based digital audio advertising network. Both agencies and brands have shown strong interest in reaching and connecting with principal shoppers within retail environments through an innovative, digital-first advertising solution” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “We are thrilled to welcome InStore Audio Network to the Stingray family and look forward to building strong connections between retailers, consumers, and brands. We expect this acquisition to deepen our presence in the US market and drive revenue within the growing retail media category.”

“This acquisition by Stingray fortifies a partnership that will provide significant value to our current retail partners and advertisers,” said Gary Seem, President of InStore Audio Network. “We look forward to expanding our offerings as the importance of retail media and the ability to reach shoppers directly at the point-of-purchase continues to grow.”

Stingray will wholly own and operate InStore Audio Network, under the continued leadership and direction of its current management 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 InStore Audio Network
InStore Audio Network is the largest in-store audio advertising provider in the United States and delivers commercial audio messages to shoppers in over 16,000 grocery, drug, and convenience stores.  InStore Audio Network provides music programming and equipment, retail specific messaging and third party branded messaging ad sales to retailers such as CVS, Rite Aid, Albertsons, Safeway, Southeastern Grocers, Ahold, Tops Markets, Weis Market and Brookshires.  By reaching consumers at the point-of-purchase in a captive media environment with a compelling audio message, the InStore Audio Network reaches over 100 million shoppers every week and delivers proven sales lift for participating advertisers.  More information can be found at the company’s web site:  www.instoreaudionetwork.com

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.

-30-

For more information, please contact:

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

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

Tags

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

-30-

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

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

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.

Highwire PR
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.

-30-

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

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

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

pr_svod-fast-launches_1000x300_en.jpg

  • 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

-30-

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.

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