Press releasesMay 4, 2012
Stingray Digital (operators of VOD and Cable Properties Concert TV, The KARAOKE Channel, and Galaxie) and Opus Arte (UK-based opera and ballet content provider) are pleased to announce a programming agreement that will give Stingray Digital access to more than one hundred world-class ballet and opera titles from the Opus Arte catalogue. These filmed performances will appear across the range of Stingray’s products throughout the world with an initial launch in North America.
“We are thrilled, and even honoured, to be working with Opus Arte to distribute content of such high quality and prestige”, stated Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray Digital. “Our customers will be delighted to view these award-winning productions, since this is content that is otherwise rarely shown on TV or VOD,” Boyko concluded.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Stingray in this way. Their excellent distribution network will allow our operas and ballets to be enjoyed by a huge new audience” said Alastair Roberts, Managing Director of Opus Arte/Royal Opera House Enterprises.
Opus Arte’s catalogue includes performances by world-renowned companies such as The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet as well as the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris in France. They have been professionally recorded, in High Definition, at the most prestigious theatres in the world including the Royal Opera House in London, Teatro Real in Madrid, La Scala in Milan, the Opera de Paris and many more. The operas and ballets will be offered to the 40 million existing and future customers of ConcertTV on video-on-demand in the US, in Canada, and soon throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. The agreement includes worldwide rights, for multi-platform distribution including TV and VOD.
About Opus Arte
Opus Arte is the Royal Opera House’s multi-platform arts production and distribution company. Established in 1999 the company grew rapidly to become one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality classical music content. As well as releasing around twenty titles on DVD, Blu-ray and CD per year, the company has produced and directed content that has been broadcast in more than 60 countries and won numerous awards. For full details of the Opus Arte catalogue, please visit www.opusarte.com.
About Stingray Digital Group
Stingray Digital is a leader in interactive music distribution. Their properties include The KARAOKE Channel, the world’s largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet, Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada, Music Choice Europe, a digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa, Stingray360, a leader in commercial music and video solutions and its music licensing unit, Stingray Music. Stingray Digital is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap. Headquartered in Montreal, Stingray Digital has more than 200 employees and additional offices in Charlotte, Los Angeles and London. For more information, visit www.stingraydigital.com.
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Vice-President Marketing, Stingray Digital