CRTC Dismisses Stingray’s ‘Unfair Advantage’ Claim Against CBC

Stingray Digital Group, which operates Galaxie music services, claims that CBC in launching its free music streaming service in February, has an unfair advantage because it has access to government funding. The private broadcaster also said CBC’s copyright licence fees are set at preferential rates and these advantages “harm private enterprise” and “inhibit competition in […]

Telus Optik TV adds an interactive music app

Telus this week added a new application to their Optik service which their IPTV customers the ability to learn more about what is playing on their Galaxie music channels.

The new app can be launched from the Optik main menu with a click of the remote. Once running, customers can find out what’s playing on all the music channels, look at playlists, and view album art.

Shaw Cable gives subscribers 15 more music channels

Shaw Cable, Canada’s largest cable television provider, said this week that it has added fifteen new Galaxie music channels to its digital cable line-up.

The new channels, which are available now, have a focus on cultural music, with stations ranging from Bollywood Hits, to Arabic, to Guangdong. Three channels, appealing to young adults – Canadian Indie, Headbangers and Hip Hop – have also been added.

Fire log and Christmas music channels return to Shaw

Shaw announced today the return of the Shaw Fire Log, back for its 25th holiday season, along with other holiday programming for cable and satellite television customers.

In addition, Shaw has added Christmas music channels which are available on the Galaxie channels and online through the Galaxie Broadband Player.

Galaxie Music to double the number of channels it offers

Montreal based Stingray Digital has announced that it will double the number of music channels available through its Galaxie music service.

Currently delivered via cable, satellite and IPTV in packages of 40 or 45 channels, Galaxie will add Canadian indie and multicultural choices along with more choices in popular music genres.

Galaxie offers up its music streaming service to smartphone users

Montreal based Stingray Digital announced today the launch of Galaxie Mobile, a subscription based streaming music service for Android and iOS users.

The new service offers Android smartphone and Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users access to the forty-five commercial and talk-free music channels found on the Galaxie service.

Music Video on demand coming to Cogeco

Cogeco Cable said today that its adding Galaxies’ Music Videos on Demand (MVOD) service to its Video On Demand (VOD) channel in Québec and Ontario.

The service lets users search and watch music videos in the same way they can use their VOD service to search and watch television programs and movies.

Rogers On Demand online adds Galaxie music channels

Galaxie, the Montreal based music service formerly owned by the CBC and now owned by Stingray Digital, has announced the launch of their Galaxie Online Music Player on Rogers On Demand online (RODO).

RODO is an online portal where Rogers Cable, Wireless and internet subscribers can watch video from various content providers such as Rogers Media, CanWest and Corus and now where they can listen to their favourite Galaxie music channels.

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