Galaxie, Your Musical Universe, will introduce an additional 55 music channels for SaskTel’s Max TV subscribers. SaskTel will be the first TV service operator in Canada to offer the complete Galaxie 100 channel line-up to its subscribers. The new channels cover an even wider selection of musical genres, as well as going deeper into popular, existing genres and also include new multicultural channels.
“We are pleased to be working with SaskTel to offer their subscribers the best possible Galaxie service in Canada,” says Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray Digital. “SaskTel Max subscribers already benefit from the interactive Galaxie application on the Mediaroom IPTV platform, and now they will have the largest selection of Galaxie channels available from any TV service operator,” explains Eric Boyko.
“Since launching the Galaxie Application on Mediaroom, we have been able to confirm through measurement just how much the Galaxie service is valued by our customers, with the majority of Max households using Galaxie in a month”, said Stacey Sandison, SaskTel Chief Marketing Officer. “We are particularly excited to be the first provider in Canada to offer the complete Galaxie line-up and we are certain the wider selection of musical genres will be appreciated by all of our subscribers, particularly our ethnic subscribers.”
In response to popular demand, two of the 55 new channels will feature 100% Canadian music: Canadian Indie, featuring stars and new acts from the burgeoning Canadian indie music scene, and Canadiana, featuring an eclectic cross-section of popular Canadian artists. Additional new channels that perfectly complement the existing line-up include Hip Hop, Groove (Disco and Funk), 60’s, New Age, Headbanger, Rock Anthems, Trance and Chillout, plus many more. The complete listing of Galaxie channels can be found on channels 700 through 799 on SaskTel Max.
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:
• Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and in the US (galaxie.ca)
• The KARAOKE Channel, the world’s largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet (thekaraokechannel.com)
• Music Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa (musicchoiceinternational.com)
• Concert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 45 million homes in the US and in Canada (concerttv.com)
• Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for business (stingray360.com)
• Stingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and other (stingray-music.com)
Stingray Digital (stingraydigital.com) 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.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.com) 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 594,000 wireless accesses, 514,000 wireline network accesses, 234,000 internet accesses and 93,000 Max™ (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 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).
For more information, please contact:
Gary Pelletier, Vice President of Marketing
P: 514-664-1244 - E: gpelletier[.]stingraydigital.com.