"Stingray Digital is already an established provider of music-related VOD content to US multi-channel operators through the brands The KARAOKE Channel and Concert TV. We are now expanding our music services with the Galaxie music channels for operators who are seeking an alternative source for digital music programming," said Eric Boyko, President of Stingray Digital. "Galaxie is already an established digital music service offered through television service providers in several countries. We are pleased to now be providing this service to an even broader market on Telco TV and cable platforms across the US." he added.
Launched over 13 years ago, Galaxie serves more than 8 million households in North America and elsewhere on digital cable, DTH and IPTV television packages. The Galaxie service available in the US includes:
- 50 commercial-free channels programmed by music industry professionals covering all popular music genres including Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical and more.
- Attractive, on-screen presentation with thematic images and song information.
- A true three-screen experience with an interactive Galaxie broadband player, and a soon-to-be-launched mobile application for iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Blackberry.
- For operators using the Microsoft Media Room platform, a custom-built, advanced Galaxie Media Room application offering an enhanced experience to the Galaxie service.
Galaxie is being delivered to the US market as the exclusive music service on the Avail-TVN platform, and can be received by cable and IPTV operators using common satellite receiving equipment. The service is already being received by several IPTV and cable operators throughout the US, including members of NRTC (National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative), other content aggregators and several additional multi-channel operators across the country. [September 16, 2010]
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