Stingray Announces Worldwide Launch of Stingray Ambiance in 4K

Stingray retains its position at the forefront of television technology

Stingray, a leading business-to-business multi-platform music provider, announced today at ANGA COM, the leading European Exhibition and Congress for Broadband, Cable & Satellite , that its Stingray Ambiance channel will be available to subscribers worldwide in 4K Ultra HD (UHD) in September 2015.

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The launch of Stingray Ambiance in 4K place Stingray at the forefront of Ultra HD development. Stingray Ambiance in Ultra HD could be broadcast via satellite, cable and IP networks. It will be available to subscribers through Pay-TV providers worldwide.

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Stingray Ambiance is a channel that transforms any home into a soothing and relaxing oasis, thanks to its unique combination of rich, beautiful scenery with custom soundtracks. With this launch in Ultra HD, a technology that offers four times the resolution of standard HD, Stingray is taking the multi-sensorial experience offered by Stingray Ambiance to a whole new level of colour, contrast and brightness. Subscribers without UHD screens will continue to enjoy Stingray Ambiance’s beautiful sceneries from around the world in stunning high resolution.

“We have seen a significant increase in demand for Ultra HD content in European markets,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “Ultra HD technology will become the new standard in the linear channel industry. Stingray is a company known for its innovations and investments in R&D; as such we are thrilled to offer our customers the highest picture quality available on the market.”

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Stingray Ambiance’s programming is curated to accompany viewers every moment of the day. With Stingray Ambiance, the day can begin with a sunrise over a Hawaiian beach, slow down mid-afternoon on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, and end while the sun paints vivid colours in the desert sky. Every image is especially captured for Stingray by a team of experienced nature videographers.

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About Stingray
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 110 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 111 countries. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray’s products include the following leading digital music and video services: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Music Videos, Stingray Lite TV, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. Stingray also offers various business solutions, including music and digital display-based solutions through its Stingray Business division. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently has over 235 employees across the world, including in Miami, London, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. Stingray was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a finalist in the Top 50 of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50TM list, and figures amongst PROFIT magazine’s fastest-growing Canadian companies.

Distribution
Currently, the following products are available in Europe on various platforms: Stingray Music (formerly Music Choice and XLnt Radio), Concert TV, Stingray Lite TV (formerly Lite TV), The Karaoke Channel, and exclusively on the Dutch market, 100% NL TV.
The wide array of Stingray services now reach customers in nine European countries, reaching millions of customers in Austria (upc cablecom and Liwest), Belgium (Telenet and Proximus TV), Finland (Anvia), Germany (Kabelkiosk, UnitymediaKabelBW, Deutsche Glasfaser, Kabel Deutschland KDG), Norway (Get), Iceland (on Skjarinn /Simminn from Iceland Telekom), Switzerland (upc cablecom, DCG), The Netherlands (UPC, Ziggo, KPN, Delta, CAIWay, CAI Harderwijk, Cambrium, Compenz, Fiber, Glashart Media (KPN), Kabel Noord, Kabeltex, Solcon, Pijnacker, Stipte, Unet, Vodafone TV), and in the United Kingdom (Virgin Media, BT Vision and TalkTalk).

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