Montreal, Canada, April 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Stingray Digital, the leader in digital music distribution, and Phunware, the leader in enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences, have joined forces and are excited to announce the launch of The KARAOKE Channel Mobile Application for Android. This latest addition to the family of The KARAOKE Channel services is now available on Google Play and extends the offering of mobile karaoke to a whole new audience of singing and music fans. Offering the best karaoke experience available on Android, the application comes with 50 songs, with thousands more available by subscription.
“After launching our iPhone app, we received a number of requests from our customers for an Android karaoke app, and of course we wanted to add a karaoke app to the fastest growing app platform. We are thrilled to partner with Phunware, the experts in everything mobile, who’ve helped us respond with this great new karaoke app for Android,” said Eric Boyko, President and CEO, Stingray Digital.
Phunware’s extensive distribution network and expertise has provided the means to deliver The KARAOKE Channel videos to mobile devices via video-on-demand streaming on Sprint or by premium download on AT&T and Nokia Ovi. Other carriers will be announced soon. The addition of The KARAOKE Channel Mobile Application for Android further increases the availability of karaoke in the expanding global mobile marketplace.
“With the continued sales growth of karaoke songs on mobile devices, as well as the increasing market growth of Android devices and apps for anytime, anywhere audiences, collaborating with Stingray Digital to bring the best karaoke brand to the masses is a fantastic opportunity for us,” said Alan S. Knitowski, Chairman and CEO, Phunware.
This karaoke app for Android, like its counterpart on the iPhone, comes with 50 great songs in the style of today’s top artists, including Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson and many others. The complimentary song list is updated on a monthly basis to ensure there will always be new and popular songs to sing. Thousands more songs are available with the 30 day subscription. Songs are easy to find by browsing the charts, or searching for song titles or artists, and can be added as favorites. The songs play with scrolling lyric cues on original concept video backgrounds and an optional lead vocal guide track can be turned on or off, to help sing the songs if necessary. Full song lyrics are included on each song’s info page.
Available now on Google Play.
About The KARAOKE Channel
The KARAOKE Channel, with a library of more than 18,000 professional quality karaoke songs, has been spreading the fun of karaoke on TV as a video on demand service available in more than 52 million homes worldwide, online with The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE community and download store, The KARAOKE Channel TV App for Smart TVs and as a mobile app for iPhone/iPod touch and Android devices.www.thekaraokechannel.com
About Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 70 million subscribers in 48 different countries. Our properties include:
· The KARAOKE Channel, the world’s largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet (www.thekaraokechannel.com)
· Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and in the US (www.galaxie.ca)
· Music Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa (www.musicchoiceinternational.com)
· Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for business (www.stingray360.com)
· Stingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and other (www.stingray-music.com)
· Concert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 45 million homes in the US and in Canada (www.concerttv.com)
Stingray Digital is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company has 200 employees in offices across Canada and additional offices in Los Angeles, and London, England. For more information, visit www.stingraydigital.com.
Phunware creates brandME™, the best and most powerful branded mobile experiences in the world, PRAISE™, the global industry standard for bulletproof mobile application infrastructure, and PRIME™, the most original content and programming for digital distribution worldwide. Phunware has introduced category defining experiences representing tens of millions of mobile downloads across billions of minutes of usage, challenging the outer limits and capabilities of the best mobile devices on Earth for the largest brands on the planet. For more information, visit Phunware at www.phunware.com.