Stingray Expands Footprints in South Asia; Launches Stingray Music Mobile App in the Maldives with Leading Digital Service Provider Dhiraagu

1000s of handcrafted music channels tuned to the taste of every music fan 

Montreal, March 2 2020
– Stingray (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B.), a music, media, and technology company, today announced that its highly-rated music app (4.8 in the Apple App Store and 4.7 in Google Play) is now available free for all Dhiraagu customers. The deal was brought about by Thema Asia Pacific.

Lovingly curated by music experts, Stingray music app offers a comprehensive channel selection that covers all styles and tastes, from the most mainstream to the most niche, and guarantees Dhiraagu subscribers a fun experience in discovering and enjoying thousands of music channels in hundred genres like hip-hop, pop, electronic, indie, Broadway hits, jazz, kids, and more! 

Stingray Music users describe the app as “current and timeless,” “the best music app ever,” “so fun,” and as having a “fantastic choice of music.”  

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“At Stingray, we firmly believe in unleashing the power of music to deliver the best music entertainment everywhere,” commented Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray “The agreement with Dhiraagu allows us to enrich lives of thousands of people in the Maldives by bringing more music to their day-to-day.” 

Speaking at the launch event Dhiraagu’s Product Development and Innovation Manager, Aminath Shooza stated, “We are very excited to launch Stingray Music, one of the highest ranked music applications in both Apple and Google Play Store. I believe this is the perfect platform for all Maldivians to stay up-to-date with the latest hits and revisit the timeless era through music. Most of all, this is an exclusive free offer for all our customers to enjoy.”

The deal was held by THEMA ASIA PACIFIC, which distributes Stingray channels in APAC. “We are delighted to bring Dhiraagu’s subscribers Stingray Music to listen to thousands of music channels of all genres to satisfy all music lovers” said THEMA APAC’s Managing Director, Alexandre BAC. “Offered as a mobile app and a web player, Stingray Music will be available for the first time in South Asia.”

Special Features* 

  • 1000s of continuous channels
  • Hundred+ genres 
  • Unlimited skips  
  • Customized listening experience: like songs to increase their rotation, block songs and artists to exclude them 
  • Genre, Activity, Mood, Theme, and Era filters 
  • High-quality audio  
  • Sleep timer  

About Stingray 
Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com

About Dhiraagu
Dhiraagu is the leading and largest digital and telecommunications service provider in the Maldives. Our business is to provide future proof digital and telecommunications connectivity that enables our customers to get ahead in the digital future. We are the pioneers that ushered the Maldives into the digital age, and we continue to lead the field by placing the premium value on customer experience and consistent innovation to enhance our customers’ lives through digital technology. With over 500,000 customers, and employing 99% trained Maldivians present across nine strategic operating centers throughout the country, we remain as the largest telecom and digital service provider in the Maldives.

About THEMA – a CANAL+ Group Company
THEMA Asia Pacific distributes a diversified portfolio of linear channels and contents for SVOD/VOD/OTT in HD and 4K covering a wide range of thematic, such as Lifestyle, Movies & Series, Youth, Music and Sports. For more information about THEMA ASIA-PACIFIC and its channels, please visit www.thematv.asia

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For more information, please contact:

Frédérique Gagnier
Public Relations Manager
Stingray
1 514 664-1244, ext 2689
fgagnier@stingray.com