M7 Group and Stingray Extend Partnership

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Luxembourg/Montreal, 22 December  2017 – M7 Group, one of Europe’s largest pay TV providers, and Stingray, a leading business-to-business multiplatform music services provider, have concluded an agreement further extending their long-standing partnership.

The new agreement includes various services that will enhance the viewing and listening experiences for the subscribers of Canal Digitaal and Online.nl (The Netherlands), TV VLAANDEREN (Belgium) and Skylink (Czech Republic and Slovakia).

Highlights:

  • Prolongation of the carriage agreement for Stingray Brava, offering the best in class classical music, opera, and ballet
  • From 3 January: upgrade of Stingray iConcerts to HD quality, providing subscribers with the best music concerts in every style and genre, in crystal clear picture quality
  • From 3 January: addition of Stingray’s newly owned C Music TV, a channel dedicated to classical, crossover & cinematic (film soundtracks) music videos
  • The Stingray Music mobile app will soon be made available to subscribers of all M7-owned platforms

As part of the new agreement, M7 Platform Services will ensure the safe and secure technical delivery of both Stingray Brava and C Music TV to third party operators within the Europe-wide ASTRA 23.5 degrees East footprint coverage.

Quotes:

Bill Wijdeveld, VP Business Development of M7 Group says: “We are very happy with the further extension of our partnership with Stingray, allowing us to offer our customers via multiple devices an even wider variety of music genres in excellent picture and sound quality. We look forward to a fruitful continuation of our longstanding partnership.

“Working with M7 Group is instrumental to reach the huge population of music lovers in key markets like the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “A partnership with an established partner who shows such a high level of professionalism will go a long way to growing our presence in the region. We are pleased that M7 recognizes the value of Stingray’s leading portfolio of multiplatform music services to connect with their subscribers.”

 

About M7 Group 

M7 Group SA, based in Luxembourg, is one of Europe’s largest operators of satellite and IP-based TV platforms. M7 Group uses different brands in different countries: CanalDigitaal and Online.nl in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen in Flanders and TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium, HD Austria in Austria, Skylink for the Czech and Slovak markets and M7 Deutschland in Germany. All brands offer tailor made packages for clients adapted to the local culture and language in these countries. Today, M7 Group SA provides more than 3 million viewers with hundreds of satellite and IP-based radio and television services in digital and HD quality. Since 2011, M7 Group SA also provides broadband and telephony services to its customers in the Netherlands and Belgium. M7 Platform Services provides broadcasters with end-to-end distribution solutions for DTH, cable and IPTV reception. For more information: www.m7group.eu

 

About Stingray

Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is the world-leading provider of multiplatform music services and digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, and more. Stingray’s services include audio television channels, premium television channels, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, music apps, and more. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries and its mobile apps have been downloaded over 90 million times. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently has close to 350 employees worldwide. For more information: www.stingray.com.

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