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CRTC approves all-karaoke channel

OTTAWA - Karaoke lovers could have a television channel devoted to the art of sing-along could as early as 2012.

Stingray Digital Group said Friday the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission approved its licence application to start The Karaoke Channel — a specialty channel in English and some French that will feature all-day streaming of music videos paired with the lyrics so viewers can sing-along.

Stingray vice-president marketing Gary Pelletier said The Karaoke Channel has been around for five years, primarily working as video-on-demand to 50 million homes around the world, primarily in Canada and the U.S.

The company also has an online subscription service where enthusiasts can record and share recordings. A mobile application on iPhone and Android also carry the channel.

“One of the platforms we’re looking for is linear TV,” said Pelletier, explaining that karaoke is a genre that is not currently met on television.

In a time where singing has revived through shows like American Idol, the channel can attract a wide range of viewers, said Pelletier.

“Consumption of karaoke on VOD varies well beyond the typical karaoke fan . . . on VOD and TV, it appeals to people who would not be admit to being karaoke fans necessarily, but like the songs and would like to see the lyrics for the songs.”

Stingray is currently working with Canadian cable operators to launch The Karaoke Channel next year.

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Headline, Industry News

CRTC approves all-karaoke channel

OTTAWA - Karaoke lovers could have a television channel devoted to the art of sing-along could as early as 2012.

Stingray Digital Group said Friday the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission approved its licence application to start The Karaoke Channel — a specialty channel in English and some French that will feature all-day streaming of music videos paired with the lyrics so viewers can sing-along.

Stingray vice-president marketing Gary Pelletier said The Karaoke Channel has been around for five years, primarily working as video-on-demand to 50 million homes around the world, primarily in Canada and the U.S.

The company also has an online subscription service where enthusiasts can record and share recordings. A mobile application on iPhone and Android also carry the channel.

“One of the platforms we’re looking for is linear TV,” said Pelletier, explaining that karaoke is a genre that is not currently met on television.

In a time where singing has revived through shows like American Idol, the channel can attract a wide range of viewers, said Pelletier.

“Consumption of karaoke on VOD varies well beyond the typical karaoke fan . . . on VOD and TV, it appeals to people who would not be admit to being karaoke fans necessarily, but like the songs and would like to see the lyrics for the songs.”

Stingray is currently working with Canadian cable operators to launch The Karaoke Channel next year.

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Headline, Industry News

CRTC approves all-karaoke channel

OTTAWA - Karaoke lovers could have a television channel devoted to the art of sing-along could as early as 2012.

Stingray Digital Group said Friday the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission approved its licence application to start The Karaoke Channel — a specialty channel in English and some French that will feature all-day streaming of music videos paired with the lyrics so viewers can sing-along.

Stingray vice-president marketing Gary Pelletier said The Karaoke Channel has been around for five years, primarily working as video-on-demand to 50 million homes around the world, primarily in Canada and the U.S.

The company also has an online subscription service where enthusiasts can record and share recordings. A mobile application on iPhone and Android also carry the channel.

“One of the platforms we’re looking for is linear TV,” said Pelletier, explaining that karaoke is a genre that is not currently met on television.

In a time where singing has revived through shows like American Idol, the channel can attract a wide range of viewers, said Pelletier.

“Consumption of karaoke on VOD varies well beyond the typical karaoke fan . . . on VOD and TV, it appeals to people who would not be admit to being karaoke fans necessarily, but like the songs and would like to see the lyrics for the songs.”

Stingray is currently working with Canadian cable operators to launch The Karaoke Channel next year.

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