Montreal, April 14, 2021 – Stingray Group Inc (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that it has partnered with ACCESS Europe GmbH to bring its music service, Stingray Music, to cars. Through this partnership, ACCESS Europe will make Stingray’s extensive choice of local and global content available in Canada and the United States through its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platform, ACCESS Twine™ for Car 3.0 (Twine4Car), and its car-centric App Store.
Stingray Music empowers listeners to easily find the perfect soundtrack for all of life’s moments. Every continuous channel is lovingly curated by a music expert for every moment, place, and mood. Car users will discover a wide range of music from top local genres to pop, rock, hip-hop, rap, jazz, blues, and much more!
“Stingray is committed to delivering new entertainment platforms for music fans wherever they are,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray. “The car marks the next major frontier for streaming services, and we’re excited to integrate our platform with thousands of hours of content, anywhere and anytime, through Twine4Car.”
“Radio has long been the go-to entertainment option for drivers because of its ease of use and ability to provide locally relevant programming,” said Dr. Neale Foster, CEO at ACCESS Europe. “As we enter the era of the connected car, the automotive industry has a fantastic opportunity to build on these principles and create new streaming user experiences and data-driven ongoing long-term relationships with its customers.”
Twine4Car spans the gap between the automotive and the content industries by making content available from several media partners and a wide range of apps, TV services, and VOD offerings. It enables OEMs to create a fully branded user interface that acts as a central hub for all in-vehicle services while allowing OEMs to build new, post-sales relationships with car users.
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, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com.
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813) has been providing advanced IT solutions centered on mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by nearly 350 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilising its network virtualisation technology expertise and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialisation of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company maintains subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
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