Stingray Breaks New Ground with ZenLIFE, Its First Wellness-Focused FAST Channel in the US, on VIZIO WatchFree+
Montreal, November 3, 2023 – Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading provider of music, video content, business services, and advertising solutions, is thrilled to announce the debut of ZenLIFE by Stingray on VIZIO WatchFree+ (channel 583). This significant launch marks Stingray’s innovative entry into the wellness space as a Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST) channel in the US. ZenLIFE is now available on VIZIO’s free streaming service, WatchFree+, which offers hundreds of free channels and thousands of on-demand titles, providing viewers with a uniquely immersive journey toward tranquility and serenity.
ZenLIFE presents a rich wellness music collection spanning genres such as Spa, Zen, Healing, and Meditation and is recognized for hosting the world’s largest collection of wellness videos. The channel also offers a variety of easy-listening music, featuring beloved genres like light acoustic, relaxing jazz, and study and focus music, all complemented by tranquil nature videos. A robust light classical collection adds even more depth to the channel’s offerings.
ZenLIFE includes programming that is meticulously curated and caters to various needs throughout the day. “Morning positivity” invigorates the start of the day, “The Zen home spa” infuses homes with spa-like tranquility, “Your evening routine” sets a calming tone with Zen piano, guitar, and classical music, and “Night companion” promotes restful sleep with soothing sounds and calming vibes.
“We are delighted to launch with VIZIO WatchFree+ to debut ZenLIFE by Stingray, our first wellness-focused FAST channel,” shared Rick Bergan, Head of Content Distribution US at Stingray. “This launch enables us to offer an unmatched experience to VIZIO’s users. The addition of ZenLIFE to our diverse portfolio signifies our dedication to broadening our footprint in the wellness sector and the FAST ecosystem, with the goal of transforming any space into a haven of relaxation.”
“The debut of the ZenLIFE FAST channel on VIZIO WatchFree+ provides audiences with access to free, always-on tranquil programming,“ said Greg Barnard, Director of Content Acquisition at VIZIO. “With the addition of the ZenLIFE channel, we’re broadening the content offering beyond the scope of traditional entertainment to incorporate the vital topic of mindfulness for millions of VIZIO users.“
In addition to ZenLIFE, Stingray further diversifies its entertainment offerings on the platform with Qello Concerts, the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries. Stingray also provides Stingray Naturescape, a slow TV channel that showcases awe-inspiring landscapes from around the world, and a variety of Stingray Music audio channels, including Classic Rock, Greatest Hits, Hot Country, Hit List, Soul Storm, and the TikTok Radio channel.
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
Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. We are driving the future of televisions through our integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to connect with the right audience. For more information, visit VIZIO.com and follow VIZIO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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