Montreal, Canada, October 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Stingray Digital, an innovative Montreal-based provider of music services for multi-channel operators, and SaskTel, the leading full service communications company in Saskatchewan, announced today the availability of The KARAOKE Channel for SaskTel Max, a Microsoft Mediaroom powered IPTV platform. Designed and optimized for the widely-deployed IPTV platform, The KARAOKE Channel app is one of the world's first truly interactive content apps on Microsoft Mediaroom, delivering thousands of high-quality karaoke videos to television sets instantly via a feature-rich interface. The KARAOKE Channel Application was recently awarded the prize for Best Entertainment Application at the 2012 International ITV Awards during MIPCOM in Cannes, France.
The KARAOKE Channel App is optimized with a streamlined interface to ensure ease-of-use, taking advantage of the interactive features the platform offers. The refined navigation makes it quick and easy to browse, search, play and queue songs, and quickly switch to full screen mode for the full karaoke experience. The song library includes hits from every era, in the style of today's top-charting artists and yesterday's legends, in the genres of pop, rock, country and more. SaskTel Max TV subscribers will soon be discovering the fun of singing karaoke with The KARAOKE Channel's library of thousands of licensed, high-quality songs.
"As we continue to roll-out our karaoke products and services worldwide, we are pleased to partner with SaskTel to release this interactive karaoke application for Mediaroom, the widest-deployed IPTV platform," says Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray Digital, owner of The KARAOKE Channel. "As of today, Saskatchewan singers will enjoy the most advanced karaoke experience available on TV: high quality karaoke videos displayed on large screen TVs with the catalogue, features and convenience that SaskTel Max allows".
"We are extremely pleased to provide this award winning karaoke app to our Max customers," said Stacey Sandison, SaskTel Chief Marketing Officer. "Our goal is to continue to build a feature-rich viewing experience for our Max customers around the province and the addition of this app provides a whole new interactive level."
The KARAOKE Channel is available on SaskTel Max for customers to try for free. Access to the entire catalogue of more than 7,000 songs can be purchased for a 48-hour period for the low price of $4.95.
Available today, The KARAOKE Channel App, is one of the world's first interactive content apps on Mediaroom. Tune to Channel 158 or 458 on SaskTel Max.
About The KARAOKE Channel
The KARAOKE Channel, with a library of thousands of professional quality karaoke songs, has been spreading the fun of karaoke on TV as a video on demand service available in more than 55 million homes worldwide, online with The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE community and download store, and as a mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch and Android. For more information, visit www.thekaraokechannel.com.
About Stingray Digital Group:
Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 75 million subscribers in 56 different countries. Its properties include:
- Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and in the US (www.galaxie.ca);
- The KARAOKE Channel, the world's largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet (www.thekaraokechannel.com);
- Music Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa (www.musicchoiceinternational.com);
- Concert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 45 million homes in the US and in Canada (www.concerttv.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).
Stingray Digital is majority-owned 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.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 568,000 wireless accesses, 528,000 wireline network accesses, 230,000 internet accesses and 85,000 (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,100 employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
For more information, please contact:
514-664-1244 ext 2283
SaskTel Director External Communications