German commercial channel Tele 5 has teamed up with Canadian media group Stingray to start the first karaoke show on German free-to-air TV.
From July 15, 2016, Tele 5 will invite its viewers each Friday night to sing along famous tunes in Sing Dein Ding (Sing Your Thing). Initially, 12 episodes of the 2-hour show are planned.
With the move, Stingray makes its global music service Stingray Karaoke available on free-to-air TV for the first time.
The company is currently present in Germany with music channel Stingray Lite TV, Stingray Concerts and Stingray Music (formerly Music Choice). Distribution partners include Vodafone (formerly Kabel Deutschland), Unitymedia and M7 Deutschland.