Press releasesNovember 25, 2015
Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY B.), a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, today announced that its Djazz.tv television channel is now available in HD on the Freebox (a triple-play set-top box for voice, video, and data) of French Pay-TV provider Free.
Djazz.tv is included in the Freebox’s basic package at position 77. The French version of DJAZZ.tv offers varied international and French programming. This integration represents a new phase of expansion for the Dutch channel, launched in 2012 on CANALSAT, which has seen an increase in its international distribution since the recent acquisition by Stingray. At the time of the transaction, DJazz.tv was distributed in 42 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.
The Importance of France for DJazz.tv
Since its launch in 2012, Djazz.tv has earned widespread acclaim in France where jazz is more popular than anywhere else in Europe. The channel’s programming is therefore oriented towards French content and presents performances filmed at the most renowned jazz clubs and festivals such as the New Morning Jazz Club, the Casino de Paris and Lyons’ Hot Club. The programming also focuses on French events such as the Fête de la Musique. For several years now, DJazz.tv cameras have been present at international festivals such as Jazz à Vienne, Nancy Jazz Pulsations and Jazz en Baie where they have filmed more than 250 interviews with some of jazz’s biggest names. DJazz.tv has its own premises in Paris and develops alliances and partnership from a first regional hub (Rhône-Alpes) region). For more information about DJazz.tv, please visit www.djazzfr.tv.
DJAZZ.tv: Living the World of Jazz
Developed under the motto “Living the World of Jazz”, Djazz’s programming is fully dedicated to jazz and related genres. The programing includes all jazz genres including world music, tango, reggae, soul, gospel, funk and blues. The channel is a mix of performances filmed at jazz festivals, in clubs, in studios and at concerts, and of music documentaries. The channel is broadcast in 100% HD and 100% Dolby Digital Audio.
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray’s products include the following leading digital music and video services: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Djazz, 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 250 employees across the world, including in Toronto, 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.
Free, a subsidiary of the Iliad Group, is the inventor of the Freebox, the first high-speed, multi-service set-top box. Free is the source of numerous innovations on the broadband market (VoIP, IPTV, packaging of calls to many destinations). Free offers simple and innovative services at the best price. The Freebox revolution began at the end of 2010 with the 6th generation Freebox, which integrated a NAS and a Blu-ray. Free was the first high-speed provider to include calls from landlines to mobile phones as well as calls towards DOMs. Since January 2012, Free has democratized the use of mobile devices with streamlined offers, without commitments and at very attractive prices. Free has more than 17 million subscribers (including 6 million subscribers to the high-speed and very high-speed services and 11 million mobile subscribers as of September 30, 2015.)
Freebox R offer and television service accessible subject to eligibility, to a subscription to the Freebox TV (1, 99€/month), to necessary internet speed, to the possession of necessary equipment and to accessories compatible with HD. Conditions at www.free.fr