Press releasesJune 29, 2015
Stingray, a leading business-to-business multi-platform music provider, announced an agreement that will provide Stingray Music content in Latin America through the TV services of Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies.
Under the terms of the agreement, susbcribers of Vivo TV in Brazil and of Movistar TV in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela will enjoy 50 of Stingray Music’s expertly programmed audio channels. In addition, Movistar TV subscribers will be able to tune in to Stingray Concerts, a new television channel designed especially for live music fans.
“This agreement represents an important step in the expansion of our brand presence in the growing Latin American market,” said Gustavo Tonelli, General Manager of Stingray Latin America. “It confirms Stingray’s position as a trusted partner for TV providers seeking to complement their offering with the region’s best music content.”
Vivo TV and Movistar TV subscribers will have access to audio channels in a wide variety of music genres, ranging from traditional jazz and classic rock to Latin pop, alternative urban and world music. Stingray Music is renowned worldwide for the quality of its music programming and the attention given to local tastes and trends.
Movistar TV subscribers in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela will also enjoy Stingray Concerts, a television channel dedicated to live music that showcases concerts, news, music videos, backstage footage and behind-the-scenes interviews. Stingray Concerts brings viewers closer than ever before to their favorite bands and artists.
The launch of Stingray Music and Stingray Concerts on Telefonica’s TV platforms in Latin America is just one of Stingray’s recent initiatives to consolidate its position as the only company offering Pay-TV providers in Latin America a wide range of professionally programmed music content in all genres, on all platforms, and under a single brand: Stingray.
The company also recently introduced a new visual image, logo, and slogan: “All Good Vibes,” offering subscribers a simple, accessible and user-friendly experience of Stingray’s extensive product portfolio.
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A) is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 110 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 111 countries. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray’s products include the following leading digital music and video services: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Music Videos, Stingray Lite TV, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. Stingray also offers various business solutions, including music and digital display-based solutions through its Stingray Business division. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently has over 235 employees across the world, including in Miami, London, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. Stingray was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a finalist in the Top 50 of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50TM list, and figures amongst PROFIT magazine’s fastest-growing Canadian companies. For more information, please visit www.stingray.com.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalization and number of clients. Backed by the top fixed, mobile and broadband networks and an innovative offering of digital services, the company is transforming into a “Digital Telecom,” enabling it to satisfy its client’s needs and capture new revenue growth.
Present in 21 countries and with a customer base that amounts to 319 million accesses, Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.
Telefónica is a 100% private company with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4,938,417,514 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and in London, New York, Lima and Buenos Aires.
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