Stingray Expands Reach in South-East Asia; Launches Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Now 4K, Stingray Naturescape, and Stingray DJAZZ with Indonesia’s Cable TV and Fixed Broadband Internet Provider, Link Net’s First Media

Montreal,  October 1, 2020 – Stingray Group Inc.  (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B), a music, media, and technology company and THEMA Asia-Pacific, Group Canal+ subsidiary, today announced the launch of 4K channels Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Now 4K as well as Stingray Naturescape and premium HD channel, Stingray DJAZZ with First Media, one of the leading cable TV and fixed broadband internet providers in Indonesia operated by PT Link Net Tbk. Starting October 1, First Media subscribers will get access to Stingray’s high-quality TV channels and be able to experience unmatched music content and breathtaking imagery filmed on location around the world. From stunning visuals of the Alaskan wilderness to sold-out arena shows, there is something for every viewer, curated by a team of expert music programmers.

Channel highlights

Stingray DJAZZ (Channel #334) is the premium television channel dedicated to jazz and jazz-related genres such as soul, blues, funk, gospel, hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Latin, swing, and bebop. The channel showcases exciting international productions and exclusive local content from the world’s major jazz festivals, famous clubs, and intimate venues.

Stingray Naturescape (Channel #701) broadcasts spectacular imagery from around the world to transform any home into a peaceful, relaxing oasis. From inspirational sunrises, spectacular night skies, bird’s-eye views of global gateways, and stunning tropical beaches, the channel offers a multitude of getaways that complement every moment of the day.

Stingray Festival 4K (Channel #702) is the first television channel to broadcast exclusively in native 4K and Dolby Digital audio. The channel’s programming includes massive concerts by top stadium fillers, must-see theatre productions, colorful circuses, electrifying DJ sets, beautiful ballet and opera performances, and much more.

Stingray Now 4K (Channel #703) is the next music video revolution offering curated programming of stunning 4K videos by today’s biggest and most popular stars, indie darlings, and up-and-coming artists from around the world. 

“Stingray is the leading provider of 4K television channels for content providers worldwide who want to offer their subscribers cutting-edge entertainment,” said David Purdy, Chief Revenue Officer of Stingray. “We are thrilled to introduce our latest 4K and HD TV channels in Indonesia. The near lifelike picture quality and crystal-clear sound will bring music lovers closer to the performance than they ever imagined possible.”

"We are excited to bring four Stingray channels to First Media’s subscribers, who will have the chance to enjoy a variety of music contents both 4K and HD,” said Alexandre BAC, Managing Director APAC at THEMA.  “Indonesia’s strong jazz culture guarantees an enthusiastic audience for Stingray DJAZZ, and all viewers will enjoy the diversity of programming on Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Now 4K, and Stingray Naturescape”.

“Aligned with our commitment to provide the best one-stop home entertainment and internet solution, we are consistently adding superior contents to our cable tv channel lineup to fulfill the increasing demand for entertainment contents. According to the latest study Nielsen New Normal Survey, restrictions on activities outside the home tend to make people consuming various media such as TV, radio, and online as the main source in seeking entertainment. The research found that 83% of Indonesian consumers seek entertainment by watching TV. We hope that the collaboration with Stingray Group will enrich customers' entertainment experience with highly selective shows and various music collections from all over the world,” said Ferliana Suminto, Content & eSports Director of PT Link Net Tbk.


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 over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.


About Link Net – First Media
PT Link Net Tbk (“Link Net”) established in 2000, is the leading cable service provider in Indonesia, providing superior quality pay television services, high-speed broadband internet, and data communications under "First Media" brand for retail customers and “First Media Business” brand for corporate customers.

Link Net owns and operates a network of Hybrid Fiber Coaxial cable (“HFC”) and Fiber-to-the Home (“FTTH”) that provides high-speed internet access services. Link Net also operates a subscription television channel in collaboration with PT First Media Television (“FMTV”), its subsidiary.

Learn more at www.linknet.co.id, www.firstmedia.com or https://business.firstmedia.com/.

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:

Mathieu Péloquin
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Stingray
1 514-664-1244, ext. 2362
mpeloquin@stingray.com