July 27, 2011 13:40 ET

Stingray Digital Selects Avail-TVN for Expanded Digital Media Services

Agreement Builds on Success of KARAOKE Channel On Demand, Adding Galaxie Music and Concert TV; Avail-TVN Exhibiting at The Independent Show Booths: 609 & 611

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - The Independent Show -- Avail-TVN, the leading digital media services company, today announced an expanded, long-term agreement with Stingray Digital, a leader in interactive music services. The agreement builds on the success of the KARAOKE Channel On Demand, owned and operated by Stingray Digital and licensed and delivered exclusively through Avail-TVN. The expanded agreement continues Avail-TVN's role in providing a full suite of VOD services for KARAOKE Channel, and will include additional services, including multiplatform extensions for Karaoke as well as the launch of new offerings Galaxie Digital Music Service and Concert TV. Avail-TVN is exhibiting this week at The Independent Show in booths 609 and 611.

"As part of our multi-platform digital entertainment strategy, Stingray is pursuing new opportunities to make the highest quality, most desirable content available to users," said Eric Boyko, President of Stingray Digital. "Working with Avail-TVN to offer and promote the KARAOKE Channel On Demand proved very successful, making them our obvious partner of choice for the launch of Galaxie and Concert TV in the U.S. and international markets."

Avail-TVN offers the industry's most extensive mix of linear and on-demand content from a single source. Stingray Digital's expanded offerings include proven linear and on-demand music services that are popular with subscribers across various demographics, including:

KARAOKE Channel On Demand
The KARAOKE Channel On Demand features more than 600 songs from the industry's most extensive karaoke library. Analytics show that it performs well across all demographics and is a top-performer in the music on demand category. Disney Karaoke, direct from the Disney Vault is a recent addition to the karaoke service and features 50 Disney hits refreshed monthly. The KARAOKE Channel is currently available to more than 44 million households in North America.

Galaxie - Your Musical Universe
The Galaxie linear continuous music network includes a collection of 50 commercial free and uninterrupted audio/video channels featuring dozens of genres and eras that can be adapted to the tastes and trends of each market. Each channel is delivered in pristine, digital-quality audio and there is programming available in multiple languages. Galaxie currently reaches close to 9 million households across North America, with an average of 2.5 million listeners every week.

Concert TV
Concert TV is an on demand music video service that delivers full-length concerts featuring well-known bands and artists. The 25-hour transactional package includes concerts in every music genre for viewers from every generation. The service, which is available in both SD and HD, offers high quality live performances from popular music groups and artists from the past to the present, letting viewers live and re-live classic concert moments.

To help affiliates market the new Stingray Digital VOD offerings, Avail-TVN is making available a full slate of marketing materials including cross channel spots, barker spots, web banners, direct mail templates and other tools. The KARAOKE Channel also features monthly promotable stunts that feature special menu categories featuring popular artists, subgenres and seasonal music.

"Stingray Digital epitomizes a company who has harnessed the opportunity in the emerging multiplatform ecosystem to monetize content," said Jim Riley, chief revenue officer at Avail-TVN. "The KARAOKE Channel is a proven hit with both affiliates and subscribers, utilizing the VOD format to make a popular form of entertainment more accessible. We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Stingray to include linear and transactional VOD offerings with Galaxie across our affiliate's growing list of viewing devices for TV to PC, tablet and mobile phone."

About Avail-TVN
Avail-TVN is the leading provider of digital media services in North America serving both content owners and multichannel video providers. The Company's advanced services deliver a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for monetizing video content, providing high-quality viewing experiences, and improving the performance, reliability and security of its customers' video programming distribution. For more information, please visit

About Stingray Digital Media 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, Chum Satellite Services, a leader in commercial music and video solutions and its music licensing unit, Stingray Music. Stingray Digital was founded by seasoned new media entrepreneurs, Eric Boyko and Alexandre Taillefer, and is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap. Headquartered in Montreal, Stingray Digital has more than 110 employees and additional offices in Charlotte, Los Angeles and Budapest. For more information, visit