Stingray Digital today announced that it has doubled the number of Galaxie music channels offered to Canadians. Currently delivered in packages of 40 or 45 channels, Galaxie has expanded the lineup to 100 channels with new Canadian indie and multicultural choices and more variety in Galaxie’s most popular music genres.
The new channels are now available to be rolled out to customers across Canada in cooperation with Galaxie’s television service provider partners. Galaxie is distributed to more than 10 million homes in Canada, another 10 million homes across Europe, and to a rapidly increasing number of homes in the US via cable, satellite and IPTV.
“Our goal is for Galaxie to be the primary source of music for Canadians and to meet the needs of the casual music lover,” says Eric Boyko, president of Stingray Digital. “By doubling the number of channels offered by Galaxie, we are making an already popular service even more appealing to a wider audience, and increasing the relevancy of the service for existing fans.”
Among the new channels are two, new all-Canadian channels, including Canadian Indie. Canada continues to punch above its weight when it comes to fostering and exporting quality music. The Canadian indie scene is recognized world-wide as a dynamic and active source of fantastic new music. The Canadian Indie channel will provide another outlet for these bands to be heard on the Galaxie dial across Canada.
“CIMA is excited about the launch of Galaxie’s new music services, particularly the new Canadian Indie channel,” says Stuart Johnston, President of the Canadian Independent Music Association. “Galaxie must be congratulated for recognizing the deep and diverse talent of Canada’s independent artists, and for giving them a much-deserved platform for showcasing their music.”