Stingray Digital Group Inc.
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Stingray Digital Group Inc.

August 25, 2015 16:00 ET

Stingray Music Introduces the Next Big Thing in Music Broadcasting: Vibes Channels

Explore 1,000 new Vibes channels curated for every activity, mood and occasion

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 25, 2015) -

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Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX:RAY.A)(TSX:RAY.B), a leading business-to-business multi-platform music provider, today introduced an exciting new feature into its popular Stingray Music service: Vibes channels. In addition to the Stingray Music channel line-up offered by their TV providers, music fans can now explore and stream 1,000 channels in close to 100 genres curated for every activity, mood and occasion. Vibes channels, which are first being deployed in Canada, are available on the FREE Stingray Music mobile app* and on the Stingray Music TV app of certain Pay-TV providers.

Vibes channels are carefully curated by 90 of the best music programmers from around the globe and offer crowd-pleasing and niche content selected to suit all tastes. Each Vibes channel features a minimum of 150 tracks (up to 2000), streams an average of 10 to 12 hours of music, and offers the best possible listening experience for all situations; whether you need energetic pop songs to motivate a workout, elegant jazz tracks to entertain friends or a chill indie mix to relax on a weekend morning.

"We are beyond thrilled to introduce 1,000 free Vibes channels to our listeners," said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. "Our objective when developing Vibes channels was to give users the chance to dive into an infinite world of music where the perfect soundtrack for all of life's occasions is always right at their fingertips. We are confident that Vibes channels will quickly become essential to all music lovers."

Vibes channels allow subscribers to easily find the music they love, and discover new musical horizons, by combining up to three filters in activity, mood, theme, era and genre categories. Each combination returns a tailored selection of corresponding channels to choose from, as well as additional suggestions that the user may also like.

Additional Vibes channels will be added weekly. Stingray plans on also launching Vibes channels in Latin-America, Europe and the U.S.

"Much like elves in Santa's workshop, our international team of music experts has worked tirelessly to create a unique and in-depth experience that covers the wish list of music fans everywhere; no matter their tastes or mood," stated Jason Thomas, Senior Director of Content at Stingray. "We are exceedingly proud to be presenting Vibes channels to the Canadian public. For us, the Vibes channels project is above all a labour of love, and we hope everyone has as much fun listening to them as we had creating them!"

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE STINGRAY MUSIC MOBILE APP WITH VIBES CHANNELS

  • Authenticate quickly with audio signal recognition
  • Simple interface and intuitive navigation
  • Combine filters in activity, mood, theme, era and genre categories.
  • Get Recommendations based on your listening history and preferences.
  • Search by artist, channel, keyword, etc.
  • Share the music you love on Facebook.
  • Add to favourites.
  • Consult the list of the channel's top tracks and those streamed in the past 24 hours.
  • Discover what's most popular and what's new.
  • Find songs on iTunes/Google Play.

For additional information about Vibes channels and to download press material, please visit stingray.com/vibes/press

*The Stingray Music mobile app is available FREE with a subscription to a TV provider that offers the Stingray Music service and is available for download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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 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 235 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. For more information, please visit www.stingray.com.

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Contact Information

  • Mathieu Peloquin
    Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
    Stingray Digital Group Inc.
    (514) 664-1244, ext. 2362
    mpeloquin@stingray.com