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Thema Rus secures Qello Concerts by Stingray deal with Wink

Canal+-owned channel distributor Thema Rus has struck a deal for the Concerts subscription from Qello Concerts by Stingray with Wink, the digital video service of Russian service provider Rostelecom.

Qello Concerts provides coverage of concerts of all genres for the TV screen.

At its launch, the Qello Concerts library includes 120 concerts, with a monthly content refresh, and will feature shows of artists including Katy Perry, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Rammstein, Aerosmith, and Coldplay. The cost of the Concerts subscription is RUB299 a month.

“We are pleased to offer our viewers a large collection of TV-versions of the most exciting concerts of the last decades. The Qello Concerts by Stingray collection includes world stars’ performances of various musical styles from the largest world music venues in the best quality available for the filming period. A new subscription from Wink will turn a TV or a gadget into a high-tech stage where perform legendary musicians and bands – from The Rolling Stones and Metallica to Madonna and Beyonce,” said Alexander Kosarim, Director of content policy at Rostelecom.

“In the current reality, when live concerts are canceled or postponed, Qello Concerts provides music lovers with high-quality broadcasts from the most famous music venues from around the world. We are very pleased that viewers can get almost the same lifelike impressions from the performances of the world stars without even leaving their living rooms,” said Natalya Kabikova, managing director of Thema Rus, which distributes the servie in Russia and the CIS countries.