Stingray Digital Group Inc.
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Stingray Digital Group Inc.

June 07, 2016 07:00 ET

Stingray Counters Music Choice's Allegations of Patent Infringement

Suggested patent infringement claims are without merit

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 7, 2016) - Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX:RAY.A)(TSX:RAY.B), a leading business-to-business multiplatform music solutions provider, announced today that it has received notice of a complaint for patent infringement brought by Music Choice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, alleging infringement of certain claims under U.S. Patent no. 8,769,602; no. 9,357,245; no. 7,320,025; and no. 9,351,045.

Although Stingray is in the process of analyzing the claims made in the complaint, including the validity of the patents asserted by Music Choice, Stingray believes that the Music Choice allegations are simply not relevant: Stingray does not use (much less infringe) the Music Choice patents. Given the significant inroads that Stingray has made in the U.S. market with its industry-changing technology, Stingray believes that Music Choice's complaint is without merit and primarily motivated by competitive concerns rather than a desire to protect its intellectual property. Stingray believes that Music Choice's actions are a desperate attempt to disrupt how enthusiastically customers have embraced Stingray's innovative product offering alleging infringement of certain claims. Stingray intends to vigorously defend itself against this action.

About Stingray

Stingray (TSX:RAY.A)(TSX: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 400 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 152 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 300 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 50™ list, and figures amongst PROFIT magazine's fastest-growing Canadian companies. In 2016, Stingray was awarded best IR for an IPO at the IR Magazine Awards - Canada. For more information, please visit www.stingray.com.

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