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PIAC, Quebecor, music sector, all oppose Stingray financial relief proposal

Media | 02/01/2022 5:08 pm EST

Quebecor Inc., organizations supporting Canada music and radio sector, as well as the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) are all opposing a proposal by a Montreal-based...

Public music should feature Canadian content, Stingray says

Media | 02/01/2019 1:18 pm EST

Music in public establishments such as malls, bars and restaurants should be required to include Canadian content, resulting in additional revenue for homegrown artists, Stingray Group Inc. is suggesting. The recommendation asks the government to amend current...

Stingray to acquire Alberta radio station CHOO-FM

Media | 01/08/2019 12:15 pm EST

Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc.’s radio arm says it has entered into an agreement to acquire the...

Stingray shelves Music Choice buy, citing price ‘disagreement’

Media | 01/03/2019 4:12 pm EST

Stingray Group Inc. said it is aborting its previously announced...

Stingray in talks with Rogers for music channels on basic TV

Media | 11/22/2018 5:31 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. is in negotiations with Rogers Communications...

CRTC says Stingray can buy Newcap; deal to close this week

Media | 10/23/2018 1:43 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc.’s move to enter the Canadian radio market has...

Stingray’s business division expands in Europe

Media | 10/12/2018 3:19 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc.’s Stingray Business division, which provides background music and digital signage to businesses, is expanding in Europe. It said Friday it has purchased Belgian company DJ-Matic, which also operates in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. It provides in-store media, such as music, video and digital signage to locations including stores, bars, hotels and gyms. Stingray CEO Eric Boyko said in the release the acquisition “will be at...

Broadcasters slam music industry copyright proposal

Media | 09/25/2018 1:46 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada’s private broadcasters are defending Canada’s existing copyright laws and tariff...

Stingray names new SVP of advertising sales

Media | 09/19/2018 3:36 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has appointed Ryan Fuss its new senior vice-president of advertising sales,...

David Purdy joins Stingray

Media | 08/22/2018 12:11 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has named its first chief revenue officer, appointing David Purdy — who previously worked at Rogers Communications Inc. and Vice Media Inc. — to the role. “David’s experience in driving growth and revenue generation within the television and media industries...

CRTC opens consult on Stingray-Newcap, Quebecor-Serdy deals

Media | 08/03/2018 3:47 pm EDT

The CRTC has set Sept. 4 as the deadline for comments in two acquisitions in the broadcasting sector. It opened consultations Friday on the proposed acquisition of Groupe Serdy by Quebecor Inc. and...

Stingray offers $120M for Music Choice

Media | 08/03/2018 2:00 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. is turning from fighting Pennsylvania-based Music Choice to offering to buy...

Stingray buys digital media producer

Media | 08/02/2018 4:32 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has acquired digital media company Novramedia Inc., it said in a release on Wednesday. Novramedia develops and manages digital media products, like digital signage, software applications and...

Newcap buys two radio stations ahead of Stingray acquisition

Media | 07/13/2018 12:38 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved the acquisition of two Nova Scotia radio stations by...

Stingray to launch Quebec-focused music video channel

Media | 06/15/2018 4:33 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has partnered with l'Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du...

Stingray to move into radio with NewCap parent buy

Media | 05/02/2018 5:33 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. will enter the radio business with the purchase of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Ltd. (NCC), the second-largest private radio player in the country, it said in a Wednesday release. The $506-million buy will make Montreal-based Stingray the...

CRTC asks digital giants for info, promises confidentiality

Media | 02/05/2018 2:02 pm EST

As part of its government-ordered proceeding on future content distribution models, the CRTC is asking a number of companies — including Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Netflix Inc. — for information...

End of 2017 saw Stingray, Birch Hill reinvigorate lobby efforts

Media | 01/17/2018 4:39 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. and Birch Hill Equity Partners ramped up their lobbying in December, with both submitting their first communications reports for the year in the last weeks of 2017....

Stingray buys concert streaming service

Media | 01/03/2018 2:05 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has purchased the New York-based streaming service Quello Concerts in a move...

Music channel denied Canadian distribution

Media | 12/21/2017 10:36 am EST

The CRTC has denied an application by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. (ECGL) to bring a Polish music channel to Canada after Blue Ant Media Inc. and Stingray Digital Group Inc. said it would interfere with their own services. The...

Music Choice patents under review in dispute with Stingray

Media | 10/24/2017 5:44 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. is challenging the validity of patents held by Pennsylvania-based Music Choice as part of a wider conflict between the two parties. Music Choice, a multi-platform video and music network, filed a complaint for patent infringement in a Texas...

Stingray partners with Via Rail

Media | 08/08/2017 5:37 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. will offer free access to its Stingray Music mobile app to Via Rail...

Stingray Music hits 2M downloads

Media | 07/24/2017 3:38 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. said Monday its mobile music-streaming application has surpassed the...

CRTC consulting on radio, TV broadcasting licences

Media | 06/29/2017 4:48 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking for comment on renewals of licences held by 10 broadcasters. It said in a notice Thursday that some of the radio stations seeking renewal were previously found to be in non-compliance with their regulatory...

Stingray to double number of employees

Media | 06/16/2017 1:50 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. said in a press release Friday it is expanding its head office in Montreal...

Valery Zamuner appointed VP of mergers and acquisitions at Stingray

Media | 05/02/2017 5:11 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has named Valery Zamuner to the position of senior vice-president of mergers, acquisitions and strategic initiatives, effective May 23. “With her...

Stingray acquires NatureVision

Media | 03/06/2017 8:42 pm EST

In a move that it says positions it as the “leading 4K content provider on TV,” Stingray Digital Group Inc. announced it purchased NatureVision TV, which specializes in nature programming. In a press...

Festival, horse channels approved for Canadian distribution

Media | 02/21/2017 4:07 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has received approval from the CRTC to bring its live-performance channel to Canada. The CRTC said Monday that Stingray Festival 4K has been added to the...

Marie Ginette Lepage takes SVP role at Stingray

Media | 01/26/2017 5:54 pm EST

Marie Ginette Lepage is leaving Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron to join the team at Stingray Digital Group Inc., Stingray announced. In a press release, the company said Lepage would take on the role of senior...

CRTC approves Stingray jazz channel for distribution

Media | 01/24/2017 5:01 pm EST

An application by Stingray Digital Group Inc. to bring over its non-Canadian jazz music program has been approved by the CRTC. Published on the commission’s website Tuesday, Stingray describes Djazz as a 24-hour niche service of Dutch origin that provides swing, bebop and contemporary jazz, “including concerts from around the world, recording sessions, club gigs, interviews, video clips and related documentary programs.” ...

CRTC approves three channels for distribution

Media | 01/19/2017 7:27 pm EST

The CRTC said Thursday in two decisions it has approved three channels — Stingray Brava, Bestseller and Mult — for distribution in Canada.   Stingray Digital Group Inc.'s Stingray Brava is an...

Stingray buys classical music channel in $15M deal

Media | 01/03/2017 9:15 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has purchased an international specialty channel focusing on classical music from Germany’s Unitel GmbH & Co. KG, the company announced Tuesday. Unitel will...

CRTC to go ahead with French-language music review

Media | 12/02/2016 5:52 pm EST

The CRTC announced Thursday that it will go ahead with a hearing on rules governing French-language vocal music on commercial radio stations that had been postponed since last year. The commission is allowing parties,...

Telus launches 4K Netflix set-top viewing

Media | 11/07/2016 6:50 pm EST

Telus Corp. announced Monday that is making Netflix Inc.’s app available on its Optik 4K set-top box, allowing subscribers to stream Netflix in 4K resolution. “4K is the ultimate way to immerse yourself...

Stingray announces first ‘content distribution partner’

Media | 10/14/2016 6:36 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. said Friday it has purchased more than 600 hours of exclusive music and documentary content from EuroArts Music International GmbH, making it Stingray’s first content distribution partner. The Montreal-based music distributor said in a press release it will receive “hundreds of exclusive pre-2013 concerts and documentaries” from Berlin-based EuroArts in the $1.3-million deal. The agreement also includes worldwide rights to not only EuroArts’ back catalogue, but an option to buy all its future content, according to the release....

Differing opinions on how to guide differential pricing, interventions show

telecom | 09/23/2016 8:09 pm EDT

Even among those who support differential pricing practices such as zero rating and sponsoring data, there isn’t a consensus as to how they should be regulated by CRTC, according to additional...

Fresh lawsuit filed in Stingray, Music Choice dispute

Media | 08/30/2016 8:53 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by competitor Music Choice and filed its own suit against Music Choice alleging illegal business activities. In June, Music Choice, a...

Stingray Music reaches 1M downloads

Media | 07/05/2016 6:42 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. said Tuesday that its mobile streaming music app has doubled its user base in the span of a year, reaching one million downloads. Users spend an average of five hours per week listening...

Stingray buys Bell’s MuchMusic channels

Media | 06/21/2016 4:55 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. is expanding its portfolio of properties by picking up four of BCE Inc.’s music channels. The Montreal-based music provider will pick up MuchLoud, MuchRetro, MuchVice and Juicebox,...

Stingray responds to lawsuit, says allegations ‘not material’

Media | 06/08/2016 4:16 pm EDT

A Canadian digital music company has responded to a lawsuit containing allegations that it infringed on the patents held by a U.S.-based digital music distributer. Pennsylvania-based Music Choice, a multi-platform video and music network, filed a complaint for patent infringement in a Texas...

Stingray signs deal with du in UAE

Media | 03/01/2016 9:56 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. said Monday in a press release that it has signed an agreement with EITC’s du, a provider of mobile, Internet, cable and IPTV services in the United Arab Emirates, to provide Stingray Music and...

Stingray buys in-store audio company for $2M

Media | 02/25/2016 5:14 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has bought Numedia, a company that provides technology used by retail stores to play in-store audio. The company said in a press release Wednesday that the deal is worth $2 million. According to...

Stingray launches app for Telus Optik TV

Media | 02/17/2016 7:47 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. announced Tuesday it is launching a TV app for Telus Corp.’s Optik TV subscribers, called Stingray Music Videos TV. It said in a press release that the app will be available to Optik TV...

Tom Pentefountas moves to Stingray as VP of sales

Media | 11/23/2015 2:50 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has appointed Tom Pentefountas as senior vice-president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. A press release Monday said that the former vice-chairman of broadcasting for the CRTC will join Stingray Nov. 30 and will work from its London, England, office. Stingray said that Pentefountas will oversee international sales development and develop relations with sales agents as well as TV operators in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. “We are thrilled to welcome Tom as part of Stingray’s management team as he brings extensive...

Rogers, Telus on opposing sides of zero-rated music case

Media | 10/15/2015 8:39 pm EDT

An undue-preference complaint against a music streaming service offered by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron has Rogers Communications Inc. arguing that zero-rating the service is a net-neutrality...

CRTC approves Kosiner’s proposed TV audio channels

Media | 10/01/2015 6:53 pm EDT

The CRTC said Thursday it has approved an application from Kosiner Venture Capital Inc. to launch new TV audio channels, opening the door to competition in a market in which Stingray Digital Group Inc. currently holds a monopoly. The commission gave the OK to an application Kosiner made late last year seeking permission to...

CRTC merges complaints against Videotron music service

Media | 09/28/2015 7:36 pm EDT

The CRTC has merged two complaints against a service by Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron that exempts some music streaming services from counting against mobile customers’ data caps. Videotron...

Stingray launches 4K TV channel

Media | 09/22/2015 2:52 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has launched a channel that it says is the first in North America to offer around-the-clock 4K content. The Stingray Ambiance channel is available through TV service offered by Quebecor...

Another complaint emerges against Videotron’s music service

Media | 09/08/2015 5:24 pm EDT

Another application has been submitted to the CRTC that protests an offer by Quebecor Inc.'s Videotron to not count data used by its mobile customers for certain music-streaming applications. Vaxination Informatique, a telecommunication consulting company, has launched its own undue-preference complaint about Videotron's offer, which was announced late last month. The application from Vaxination Informatique, which appeared on the CRTC's website on Friday, argued that Videotron's offer on music services, called Unlimited Music, contravenes Telecommunications Act provisions meant to "ensure fair treatment of all communications [and] also to ensure incumbents do not use...

PIAC launches complaint against Videotron music service

Media | 09/01/2015 8:45 pm EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is asking the CRTC to direct Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron to change the price structure of its new music service, which exempts data consumed through some...

Net-neutrality advocates cry foul over Videotron music service

Media | 08/27/2015 8:15 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron is giving itself an undue preference with a new service that allows its mobile customers to listen to music streaming without it counting against their...

Stingray, Google, Rdio joining Videotron for announcement

Media | 08/26/2015 2:53 pm EDT

Representatives from Stingray Digital Group Inc., Google Inc.’s Google Music and Rdio Inc. will take part in the announcement about the new music service from Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron on...

CRTC renews licence for Stingray’s music channels

Media | 08/17/2015 4:55 pm EDT

The CRTC renewed the licence for Stingray Digital Group Inc.’s music TV channels, though it imposed a shorter licence term, citing Stingray’s past non-compliance with its licence conditions. The CRTC said Monday that...

Stingray to buy three TV channels

Media | 07/23/2015 3:08 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc., a provider of music content through both traditional TV channels and streaming apps, announced Thursday it will acquire three TV music channels in order to expand its broadcast offerings. The...

Stingray plans to raise $140M from IPO

Media | 05/26/2015 6:26 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. announced Tuesday that its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange will include 22.4 million voting shares for total proceeds of $140 million. Based on these prices, market capitalization...

Stingray files for IPO

Media | 04/27/2015 3:05 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. has filed for an initial public offering, according to documents filed Friday with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The Montreal-based company’s products include audio TV channels, as well as music- and video-streaming apps. Stingray said in the...

Kosiner looking for piece of TV music market

Media | 04/15/2015 4:14 pm EDT

A 27-year-old entrepreneur wants to offer an alternative to what he calls a monopoly in the market for audio music channels offered through TV service providers in Canada. Evan Kosiner, president and owner of Kosiner Venture...

Stephen Tapp named Stingray’s new SVP of business development

Media | 04/02/2015 4:38 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. , the provider of music content over TV subscriptions, has named Stephen Tapp as senior vice-president of business development, the company said in a press release Thursday. His responsibilities will include overseeing “relationships with record labels and the music industry in addition to being responsible for global and domestic business development,” the release said. Tapp was the founder of advisory and investment company Hercules Media Group Inc., which specializes in “digital television, online and mobile media and marketing,” it...

Music streaming in Canada ramps up

Media | 01/20/2015 10:56 pm EST

In the past six months, Canadians’ usage of streaming music services seems to have jumped, in a trend that’s not only good news for streaming services, but wireless companies as well. Nielsen Co. only began...

Stingray expands Latin America presence

Media | 10/17/2014 4:09 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. said Friday it purchased Telefonica SA's pay-TV music service, which operates in six counties in Latin America plus Portugal. Montreal-based Stingray said in a press release it is taking over the...

Stingray ditches Galaxie brand, launches new app

Media | 09/30/2014 6:48 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. is getting rid of its Galaxie brand for audio channels on subscription-TV services, putting all its services under the Stingray brand, and launching a new streaming app, the company said in a press...

Service providers support TV choice, but not to extent suggested

Media | 06/27/2014 9:25 pm EDT

In interventions submitted as part of the CRTC’s review of the future of the television, both BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. said they supported a pick-and-pay television system, though...

Stingray to buy Dutch media company

Media | 06/16/2014 7:18 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc. said Friday it has reached an agreement to purchase an Amsterdam-based owner of music-related television services. Stingray, a Canadian-based company that provides music services such as Galaxie to TV-service providers, said in a press release it has reached a deal to buy Archibald Media Group. It did not disclose a purchase price. Stingray said Archibald owns TV services LiteTV, 100% NL TV and XLNT Radio. “We have been committed to serving the European market since our acquisition of Music Choice International back in 2011,” Stingray president Eric...