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Galaxie music gets funky on TELUS Optik TV

January 11, 2012 00:00

As of today, TELUS’ Optik TV Galaxie music is getting more interactive and user-friendly. The service, standard with all Optik TV subscriptions, already offers 45 channels of music across dozens of genres. Now, customers can browse the music channels by launching the application from their main menu – they can check out what’s playing, look at playlists, and view album art from within the application.

This Galaxie Mediaroom service has been created by Stingray Digital, a Montreal-based provider of music services to multi-channel operators. This product enhancement will give Optik TV customers an improved, interactive music experience with their service.

“Our engineering and product development departments are continuously working on improvements to the popular Galaxie music service,” said Eric Boyko, president and CEO of Stingray Digital. “The Galaxie Mediaroom Application that TELUS customers can now enjoy is a significant improvement for browsing and listening to their favourite channels.”

TELUS Optik TV customers will be able to launch the Galaxie Application from the main menu. This advanced application allows users to browse all 45 channels and see what’s playing without changing the current channel and provides a pleasing look and feel to the Galaxie service. Customers can enjoy album art for not only the song currently playing, but also the one up next, and previously played songs on each channel. Optik TV customers will also be able to review the playlist of the last 24 hours of songs played on each channel, which has been the most requested feature on Galaxie users’ wish lists.

“At TELUS, we are dedicated to offering our Optik TV customers a better and differentiated TV service that is always evolving,” said Chris Langdon, vice-president of Consumer Products and Services at TELUS. “By offering entertainment services that do more, like the Galaxie advanced TV application, we make TELUS Optik TV an even richer entertainment experience and thus increase the value of the service for our fast growing customer base.”

The Galaxie music service on TELUS Optik TV includes 45 professionally programmed music channels in all popular genres including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Country and many more, and is included at no additional charge for all customers.

About Stingray Digital Group Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 60 million subscribers in 45 different countries. Our properties include:

• Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and in the US (

• The KARAOKE Channel, the world’s largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet (

• Music Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa (

• Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for business (

• Stingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and other (

• Concert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 30 million homes in the US and in Canada (

Stingray Digital is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec the company has 135 employees in offices across Canada and additional offices in Los Angeles, and London, England. For more information, visit

About TELUS Optik TV

Optik TV provides never before seen functionality and features as well as more than 500 channels, including over 100 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV is an IPTV based service and features applications like Facebook on TV and remote record, an application that allows Optik TV subscribers to manage their PVR recordings from any Internet connection or select smartphone. One PVR is all you need to provide every digital box in your home the ability to pause, rewind and replay live TV, schedule recordings, access your existing recording and pause a show in one room and pick it up in another room from the same spot. Plus, you can record up to three shows at once. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing, onscreen Call Display, HD Movies On Demand, and HD Pay Per View. It also features an improved search capability that enables easy searches for shows and movies by actor, director, show title or sporting event, for immediate viewing or recording at a future time. With Optik TV, TELUS customers can even use their Xbox 360 as a digital television box. It’s easier and more flexible than ever.


TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by president and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. For more information about TELUS, please visit


For more information, please contact:
Gary Pelletier
Stingray Digital
514-664-1244 ext 2283

Shawn Hall
Media Relations
(604) 619-7913