Stingray Music International

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Stingray Music International
Launched 1993
Owned by Stingray Digital
Country Germany
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Broadcast area Europe
Middle East
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kassel, Germany
London, United Kingdom
Formerly called Music Choice (1993-2014)
Website Stingray Music International
Availability
Cable
Ziggo Channels 863 - 907
IPTV
TalkTalk TV Part of the Music Boost on TalkTalk YouView

Stingray Music International is a European-based multilingual digital music pay television service owned by Stingray Digital and is currently available in 17 countries across Europe and the Middle East. Stingray Music consists of several multilingual commercial-free audio-only linear radio channels devoted to a particular genre or related-grouping of music. Stingray Music also operates an ad-supported video-on-demand service that offers music videos and also broadcasts live on the Internet and mobile app.

History[edit]

The service launched as Music Choice in 1993 by shareholders including Sony and Time Warner.[1] In 2007 Music Choice acquired its main competitor, Xtra Music (DMX).[2]

By the end of June, 2010 Sky TV removed Music Choice from its subscriptions after 15 years of service.[3]

Canadian broadcaster Stingray Digital purchased Music Choice in 2011.[4]

After three years Music Choice returned in the United Kingdom, and launched on the TalkTalk platform via an application, or 'Player', on YouView by the end of April, 2013.[5]

In 2014, Stingray Digital acquired Dutch premium service Xlnt Radio and Lite TV from the Archibald Media Group.[6]

On 1 April, 2015, Stingray renamed Music Choice into Stingray Music.[7]

Linear channels[edit]

Decades[edit]

  • 60s
  • 70s
  • 80er (Germany)
  • 80s
  • 90er (Germany)
  • 90s
  • Revival (60s-70s)
  • Revival 60/70S (Germany)
  • Rewind (80s-90s)
  • Rewind 80/90S (Germany)
  • Rewind 80/90S (Sweden)
  • Rock N' Roll
 

Pop[edit]

  • All Day Party
  • Drive
  • Freedom
  • Freedom Sweden
  • Kids
  • Kids Germany
  • Silk (Love Songs)
  • Silk (Love Songs) Germany
  • Total Hits Belgium
  • Total Hits France
  • Total Hits Germany
  • Total Hits Italy
  • Total Hits Netherlands
  • Total Hits Nordic
  • Total Hits Spain
  • Total Hits Sweden
  • Total Hits UK
 

International[edit]

  • Arabic
  • Bollywood Hits
  • Chansons
  • Classical India
  • Hindi Gold
  • Hollandse Hits
  • Hollandse Hits Gold
  • Karneval Germany
  • Nederpop
  • Nederpop Gold
  • Punjabi
  • Schlager
  • Schlager Sweden
  • Sounds of South India
  • South Africa Gospel
  • South Africa Modern
  • South Africa Traditional
  • Swiss Hits
  • Türk Müzigi
  • Volsmusik Germany
  • World Carnival
 

Dance[edit]

  • Bass, Breaks & Beats
  • Chillout
  • Classic R'n'B & Soul
  • Disco Classics
  • Dance Floor Fillers
  • Groove (Disco & Funk)
  • Hip Hop
 

Rock[edit]

  • Classic Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Harder Than Hell
  • Indie Classics
  • Rock Anthems
  • Rock Anthems Germany
  • The Alternative UK
  • The Alternative Germany
 

Country[edit]

  • Country

Urban[edit]

  • Urban
  • Urban Germany

Classical[edit]

  • Classical Calm
  • Classical Greats
  • Classical Orchestral

Jazz[edit]

  • Cool Jazz
  • Jazz Classics

Others[edit]

  • Alternative
  • Alternative Classics
  • Blues
  • Kinderliedjes 6-11 (Netherlands)
  • (Cocktail) Lounge
  • New Age
  • Peuter & Kleuterliedjes (Netherlands)
  • Reggae
 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Music Choice Europe sold for a song BroadbandTVNews.com, 4 April, 2011
  2. ^ Music Choice acquires Xtra Music BroadbandTVNews.com, 26 March, 2007
  3. ^ Music Choice leaves Sky after 15 Years BroadbandTVNews.com, 1 June, 2010
  4. ^ Music Choice Europe sold for a song BroadbandTVNews.com, 4 April, 2011
  5. ^ Music Choice Returns to the UK on TalkTalk TV Stingray Press Release, 3 April, 2013
  6. ^ Stingray Digital acquires Dutch music channels BroadbandTVNews.com, 13 June, 2014
  7. ^ New music app and visual identity for Stingray BroadbandTVNews.com, 5 March, 2015

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