Montreal, November 25, 2020 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced the launch of free, ad-supported TV channels with eleven major OTT providers: Comcast Xfinity (US), DistroTV (US), Freebie TV (US), Freecast (US), MX Player (US and India), Peacock (US), Redbox (US), Samsung TV Plus (UK and Germany), STIRR (US), STV (UK) and Vizio Watch Free (US). These distribution agreements grow Stingray’s potential reach by over 200 million viewers.
With this announcement, Stingray confirms new partnerships with Freebie TV, Peacock, Redbox and STV, and solidifies existing relationships with Comcast Xfinity, DistroTV, Freecast, MX Player, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR and Vizio Watch Free. Stingray’s reach continues to increase at an exponential rate.
“What attracts the world’s biggest entertainment content providers to Stingray’s music services is our expert curation and adaptability to many platforms as technologies and audience needs evolve,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “I am thrilled to launch our free, ad-supported TV channels with new and existing partners to drive organic revenues and connect with an even bigger audience. With these new distribution agreements, we have grown our potential worldwide reach by over 200 million viewers.”
In addition, Stingray also announced the launch of premium SVOD channels with new partner OneHub TV (UK) and existing partners Optimum and Suddenlink by Altice (US), Amazon Prime Video Channels (Italy and Spain), Player + (Poland), Rogers Communications (Canada), Swisscom blue TV (Switzerland) and Totalplay (Mexico). SVOD channels Qello Concerts by Stingray, Stingray Karaoke, and Stingray Classica are offered to customers for a monthly subscription.
These premium entertainment services bring subscribers sold-out concert performances by today’s biggest headliners, a collection of beautiful classical music, operas, and ballets from around the world, and exceptional karaoke for music fans to sing their hearts out.
FAST Channels highlights Qello Concerts by Stingray features concert-films and award-winning music documentaries from the biggest and most influential artists, bands, and musicians. The channel is carried by DistroTV, Freebie TV, Freecast, MX Player, Samsung TV Plus (UK, Germany) and STV.
Stingray Karaoke includes all the top songs to sing along to from golden oldies to today’s hits. The channel is carried by Freebie TV, Freecast, MX Player, Samsung TV Plus (UK, Germany) and Vizio Watch Free. Stingray Classica features breathtaking excerpts of orchestral performances, operas, and ballets including the grandest, most popular classical musical productions filmed around the world. The channel is carried by DistroTV, Freebie TV, Freecast and MX Player.
Stingray DJAZZ features the world of jazz without limits or boundaries with a unique selection of rare documentaries, intimate portraits, behind-the-scene footage, and exclusive interviews. The channel is carried by DistroTV, Freebie TV, Freecast and STIRR. Stingray Naturescape/NatureVision offers an escape to a world of stunning nature scenes, all set to peaceful soundtracks. The channel is carried by Comcast Xfinity, DistroTV, Freebie TV, Freecast, MX Player and Peacock.
Stingray Music offers audio channels curated by expert programmers in all the most popular genres including rock, pop, country, hip-hop, and Latin. The service is carried by Freebie TV, Redbox and Vizio Watch Free.