By Stuart Thomson
Canal+ Group-owned distributor Thema Asia-Pacific has secured distribution for 4K channels Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Now 4K, Stingray Naturescape and HD channel Stingray Djazz with First Media, one of the principal cable TV and fixed broadband internet providers in Indonesia, operated by PT Link Net Tbk.
From October 1, First Media subscribers will get access to Stingray’s TV channels.
Stingray Djazz is a music channel dedicated to jazz and jazz-related genres such as soul, blues, funk, gospel, hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Latin, swing, and bebop. Stingray Naturescape broadcasts relaxating imagery from around the world. Stingray Festival 4K broadcasts exclusively in native 4K and Dolby Digital audio. The channel’s programming includes concerts, theatre productions, circuses, DJ sets, and ballet and opera performances.Stingray Now 4K is a music channel offering curated 4K videos by international artists.
“Stingray is the leading provider of 4K television channels for content providers worldwide who want to offer their subscribers cutting-edge entertainment. We are thrilled to introduce our latest 4K and HD TV channels in Indonesia. The near lifelike picture quality and crystal-clear sound will bring music lovers closer to the performance than they ever imagined possible,” said chief revenue officer of Stingray, David Purdy.
“We are excited to bring four Stingray channels to First Media’s subscribers, who will have the chance to enjoy a variety of music contents both 4K and HD. Indonesia’s strong jazz culture guarantees an enthusiastic audience for Stingray DJAZZ, and all viewers will enjoy the diversity of programming on Stingray Festival 4K, Stingray Now 4K, and Stingray Naturescape,” said managing director APAC at Thema, Alexandre Bac.
“Aligned with our commitment to provide the best one-stop home entertainment and internet solution, we are consistently adding superior contents to our cable TV channel lineup to fulfill the increasing demand for entertainment content. According to the latest study Nielsen New Normal Survey, 83% of Indonesian consumers seek entertainment by watching TV. We hope that the collaboration with Stingray Group will enrich customers’ entertainment experience with highly selective shows and various music collections from all over the world,” said Ferliana Suminto, content and esports Director of PT Link Net Tbk, Ferliana Suminto.