Stingray Expands European Footprint with Xiaomi TV+ Through a Suite of FAST Channels
Transforming the music landscape in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom with five Video Channels
Montreal, January 22, 2024 – Stingray (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), an industry leader in music and video content distribution, business services, and advertising solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of five video channels on Xiaomi TV+, a free ad-supported TV streaming service platform. This successful cooperation was made possible through the commercial support and expertise of THEMA, a Canal+ company. The offering is now live and available on all Android TVs (through Xiaomi TV+ App download) in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom, providing a rich and diverse content experience to all viewers across these countries. Further expansion to other countries is planned for next year.
The five video channels provide viewers with a diverse range of video content to choose from.
- Stingray Naturescape combines stunning scenery and close-ups with soundtracks tailor-made for every moment of the day, providing a soothing and immersive viewing experience.
- Qello Concerts by Stingray presents legendary full-length concert films and riveting documentaries featuring all of the artists viewers love.
- Stingray Karaoke brings the thrill and energy of live karaoke home, allowing viewers to sing along to their favorite songs.
- Stingray Classica highlights breathtaking classical music concerts, operas, and ballets from some of the grandest venues around the world.
- Stingray CMusic reinvents music videos to offer a revolutionized version of classical music, blending stunning visuals with timeless melodies.
“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Xiaomi TV+, a partner renowned for its extensive reach, to deliver our diverse portfolio to viewers,” said David Purdy, Chief Revenue Officer of Stingray. “This collaboration not only emphasizes our dedication to providing high-quality music experiences but also significantly broadens our audience, allowing us to bring our premier music content to more people than ever before.”
“We are glad to see that users from some key European markets are able to enjoy the premium music experience brought by Xiaomi TV+ and Stingray. Both parties have committed to revealing the beauty of the music world to TV audiences, letting people have a better and smarter life through innovative technology. We also believe that our cooperation is a good example to demonstrate the business potential of smart TV content services,” said Pengxuan Yin, MiTV Director, Internet Business Department, Xiaomi.
Operated by Xiaomi’s Internet Business Department, Xiaomi TV+ is a service that delivers high-quality TV channels through an internet connection, allowing users to watch FAST channels for free anywhere, anytime, without a subscription. Xiaomi TV+ offers a wide range of content for the whole family, providing access to more than 600 channels.
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a global music, media, and technology company, is an industry leader in TV broadcasting, streaming, radio, business services, and advertising. Stingray provides an array of music, digital, and advertising services to enterprise brands worldwide, including audio and video channels, over 100 radio stations, subscription video-on-demand content, FAST channels, karaoke products and music apps, and in-car and on-board infotainment content. Stingray Business, a division of Stingray, provides commercial solutions in music, in-store advertising solutions, digital signage, and AI-driven consumer insights and feedback. Stingray Advertising is North America’s largest retail audio advertising network, delivering digital audio messaging to more than 20,000 major retail locations. Stingray has close to 1000 employees worldwide and reaches 540 million consumers in 160 countries. For more information, visit www.stingray.com
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.
With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds exceptional products with honest prices, allowing consumers everywhere to enjoy a seamless, more connected experience through innovative technology.
As of the second quarter of 2023, Xiaomi ranked among the top 3 in the global smartphone market, in terms of smartphone shipments, according to Canalys. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 654.5 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones, tablets, and laptops, as of June 30, 2023. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions worldwide. In August 2023, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the 5th consecutive year.
Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index, and Hang Seng China 50 Index.
About THEMA – a CANAL+ Company
THEMA, a CANAL+ Company distributes and produces pay TV channels, Fast TV channels, YouTube channels and non-linear content to cable, IPTV, DTH operators, as well as for mobile packages and OTT. THEMA is a company operating worldwide thanks to its subsidiaries abroad and to a large agents network. The company represents more than 180 TV channels and SVOD/VOD/OTT offers covering a wide range of thematic. THEMA has built strong partnerships with major pay TV platforms in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Canada and USA/LATAM, thanks to its expertise in TV content distribution, TV packaging and marketing strategy. For more information, please visit www.thematv.com
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