Stingray acquires iConcerts_20.12.2015
Stingray has become the world’s largest broadcaster of live music after it reached agreement to buy iConcerts.
The Swiss-based broadcaster is distributed to more than 100 pay-TV and OTT operators in 85 countries and available to an estimated 250 million households across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle-East.
For Stingray this is about the Asian market; the transaction gives it a stronghold in the Asian market including distribution deals with CCTV in China, KT in Korea and StarHub in Singapore. IConcerts also has an important presence in Europe with providers Swisscom and Orange, and in Russia with Tricolor.
“Following the acquisitions completed over the last two quarters, the agreement with iConcerts further demonstrates our intent to provide our clients with the greatest variety of digital music products and services on the market,” said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder and CEO of Stingray. “iConcerts’ live music concert library perfectly complements Stingray’s current offering (Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, and Stingray Djazz), allowing us to become the number one destination for exciting live performances on television.”
iConcerts was launched on June 21, 2006, and was operated by Transmedia Communication SA. iConcerts’ programming features the biggest stars of today and decades past and includes concerts, TV show, documentaries and interviews.