Stingray Group Nov. 25 announced the launch of SVOD channels with new partner OneHub TV (U.K.) and existing partners Optimum and Suddenlink by Altice (U.S.), Amazon Prime Video Channels (Italy and Spain), Player + (Poland), Rogers Communications (Canada), Swisscom blue TV (Switzerland) and Totalplay (Mexico).
Stingray also announced the launch of free, ad-supported TV channels with 11 OTT providers, including Comcast Xfinity (U.S.), DistroTV (U.S.), Freebie TV (U.S.), Freecast (U.S.), MX Player (U.S. and India), Peacock (U.S.), Redbox TV (U.S.), Samsung TV Plus (U.K. and Germany), STIRR (U.S.), STV (U.K.) and Vizio Watch Free (U.S.). These distribution agreements could grow Stingray’s reach by more than 200 million viewers.
SVOD channels “Qello Concerts by Stingray,” “Stingray Karaoke,” and “Stingray Classica” are offered to customers for a monthly subscription offering a collection of classical music, operas, ballets and karaoke for music fans.
“The way people watch TV and consume music is constantly evolving,” Eric Boyko, co-founder/CEO of Stingray, said in a statement. “We are always on the lookout for innovative partnerships to bring our curated content to the greatest number of viewers while expanding our brand presence worldwide.”
“Qello Concerts by Stingray” offers collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries with hundreds of performances by stars such as Beyoncé, AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Queen, Imagine Dragons and The Rolling Stones, among others.
“Stingray Karaoke” gives subscribers access to thousands of songs. They range from rock and pop to children’s favorites and songs in the style of today’s top-charting artists, including Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and, Taylor Swift and yesterday’s legends such as Elvis, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, and ABBA.
“Stingray Classica” is dedicated to classical music, opera, and ballet. All productions were recorded in renowned concert halls, festivals, and opera houses such as Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, The Royal Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, Teatro Colón, and many more.