Frequently Asked Questions
Stingray Brava is the only television channel fully dedicated
to classical music, opera, and ballet.
Stingray Brava is the only television channel fully dedicated to classical music, opera, and ballet. Our passionate team of music experts program for a wide audience of music lovers and aficionados. Viewers regularly contact us with questions about Stingray Brava. The most frequently asked questions are answered below. If you cannot find the answer to your question, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Section 1: General Questions
We believe the world of classical music should be accessible to everyone. That is why we program Stingray Brava to be engaging for all music aficionados. Our expert programmers are passionate about great music and select only the grandest and most important productions.
We offer you a unique selection of rare documentaries, intimate portraits, behind-the-scene footage, and exclusive interviews.
Stingray Brava is a service of the Stingray Digital Group Inc., the world leading provider of multiplatform music products, content and services.
To find out more about Stingray Brava, visit the About section
If your TV provider does not carry Stingray Brava, we invite you to let them know you would like to have access to the only television channel fully dedicated to opera, ballet and classical music. Every time Stingray Brava becomes available in a new region or through a new provider, you will be notified via our website and our free newsletter.
Due to the substantial number of enquiries from would-be members, we are currently looking into a program to further engage with our viewers that would include special offers and extras. More information will be disclosed on this website.
- During Stingray Brava broadcasts, the concert or program title is displayed several times together with key performers and the performance location.
- Our schedule and website provide viewers with the complete Stingray Brava program schedule as well as detailed information about the programs and other information about Stingray Brava. For your convenience, details about past programs is also available.
- Viewers of our digital TV channel will find our schedule as well as additional information in the electronic program guide (EPG).
Stingray Brava owns an extensive, balanced and growing catalogue of opera, ballet, concerts and documentaries. A program first broadcast in the evening will be added in the following two weeks to the night, morning and afternoon schedule. This allows us to provide varied audiences with the joys of great performances.
Our programs are also rerun later in the season, but always in different combinations and at different times. Excerpts might be shown during Masterpiece, Chamber Music and Classic Light. Performances in their entirety might be also be presented as part of a themed broadcast.
Section 2: Technical Questions
Section 3: About Stingray Brava programs
In the coming years, we will grow our offering with numerous performances, concerts and documentaries in all classical music genres. When a program or theme does not fit in one of our programming blocks (for instance a long opera by Wagner, a composer’s day, Valentine’s Day or Christmas), we will adapt the schedule to fit the occasion. Please see the TV Schedule to view our current programming.
All our programs are scheduled according to Central European Time (CET).
Stingray Brava is already offered in French and an English, while Stingray Brava broadcasts with Dutch subtitles. More languages will follow in years to come. We consider this an important service to our viewers, especially when it comes to operas and documentaries. Stingray Brava licenses programs from producers all over the world, but mainly from European producers. Producers deliver subtitles in several languages for 90% of productions. Our team of musicologists and translators produce new subtitles to match the performance when they are not provided.
With a catalogue as huge as Stingray Brava’s (the biggest opera, ballet, concert and documentary catalogue in the world, growing monthly) errors in subtitles are possible. We count on our viewers to inform us of these errors by contacting us with program details at email@example.com.
- Along with the programs, Stingray Brava supplies providers TV operators with detailed descriptions. However, we do not control if and how operators choose to share this information with their subscribers.
- The same information can be found in our online schedule.
- Most of our programs begin with the full title and the names of the main artists. They always end with credits that contain a full list of artists and recording details. This information is not shown during Masterpiece, Classical Light and Chamber Music.
- During broadcasts, we publish text information (in the blue text bar on top of your TV screen) mentioning title and offering a short description of the program. These text blocks are repeated once or twice during the broadcast.
Unfortunately, on rare occasions, an opera may be broadcast without subtitles, with partial subtitles or with errors. Do not hesitate to contact us if the experience has been less than perfect for you, so we can make necessary changes.
NB. French version only available on CanalSat and Orange.