MONTREAL and DALLAS, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stingray Digital, the leading supplier of music services for multi-channel television service providers worldwide, and AT&T* U-verse®, announced the launch of the Karaoke TV App.** The Karaoke TV App, available on U-verse TV channel 96, is a new interactive TV app that delivers the fun of singing more than 8,000 karaoke songs to AT&T U-verse TV and High Speed Internet customers.
This app, which recently won Best Entertainment Application at the 2012 International ITV Awards, revolutionizes the home karaoke experience by featuring thousands of high-quality licensed karaoke songs from today's top-charting artists as well as yesterday's legends. The app includes an intuitive menu navigation which makes songs easy to find. A full screen mode provides the ultimate karaoke experience, and customers have the option of singing solo or along with a vocal track. Thematic playlists, like Party Songs, Guy Songs, Girl Songs, Easy and Fun Songs, Love Songs and other lists are included to help customers start singing quickly. Songs can be queued up to keep singers performing without pausing between songs.
"We are honored that AT&T has chosen to offer this interactive karaoke app to their customers," stated Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray Digital. "As of today, AT&T customers can enjoy the best karaoke experience available on TV: high-quality karaoke videos displayed on TV with the song library, features and convenience that U-verse TV allows via Internet streaming," Boyko added.
"We're always looking for ways to make the U-verse experience more interactive," said GW Shaw, Vice President, U-verse & Video Products, AT&T Home Solutions. "The Karaoke TV App is a perfect fit for our extensive list of interactive apps that help customers engage and have more fun with their U-verse TV experience."
U-verse TV customers with U-verse High Speed Internet may try the Karaoke TV App for free by tuning to channel 96 and selecting one of the free full-length songs or view other samples. U-verse TV customers can subscribe to the new app for $10 a month, which can be ordered via TV Account Manager on channel 9910. Songs are added regularly to the app.
The Karaoke TV App is the latest interactive TV app available for AT&T U-verse customers. Interactive TV apps and multi-screen services help drive U-verse customer engagement, satisfaction and growth. AT&T U-verse TV is the fastest growing TV provider in the U.S.*** with a nearly $12 billion annualized revenue stream in less than seven years since its initial launch in 2006. AT&T U-verse TV was recently named Frost & Sullivan's 2013 Video Company of the Year. For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it's available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call or go to www.att.com/u-verse to see if you qualify.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Karaoke TV App: Karaoke TV App is owned and operated by Stingray Music USA Inc. Your use of this app is governed by Stingray's Terms & Conditions which can be found in the app's Information tab.
***Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' subscriber counts as of 1Q2013
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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
Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 75 million subscribers in 71 different countries. 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, Canada and Europe (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 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, London, England and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit www.stingraydigital.com.
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