Slava Levin, Co-Founder and CEO of Ethnic Channels Group is the 2013 media man of the year, as awarded by Diversity Magazine

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Slava Levin, Co-Founder and CEO of Ethnic Channels Group received the prestigious Diversity 2013 Media Award on Friday, October 4, 2013 from Diversity Magazine. The Diversity Awards were first awarded in 2010. They were created to celebrate leadership, excellence, harmony and innovation. Slava Levin is also eligible for Diversity Magazine's Person of the Year Award. 

In advising Mr. Levin of his award, Moses Mawa, President and CEO of Silvertrust Media and Publisher of Diversity Magazine commented that, "Mr. Levin's impact, along with all of his efforts on behalf of the ECG family on the Canadian media landscape is tremendous and we believe the Company is only getting started, especially with its commitment to ongoing innovation and technological advancement." 

Previous Recipients
Previous recipients of the Diversity Awards include South Asian businessman and philanthropist Harpreet Sethi; World Vision President Dave Toycen; Aboriginal architect and philosopher Douglas J. Cardinal; National Vice President of OMNI TV Madeline Ziniak; former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Lincoln Alexander; environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki; football legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Royal Bank Regional President Jennifer Tory amongst others. 

2013 Recipients
Additional recipients of the 2013 Diversity Awards include: Mayor Susan Fennell of the City of Brampton; Centennial College Governor and William Osler Hospital Chair Kay Blair; Paystation CEO Anu Srivastava; the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill; York University President Mamdouh Shoukri; Architect & Philosopher Douglas Cardinal who designed the Canadian Museum of Civilization, as well as other high profile recipients from diverse communities. 

About Slava Levin
Slava Levin is CEO and Co-founder of the Ethnic Channels Group Limited, Canada's largest distributor and broadcaster of international television. Mr. Levin is also founder of NexTV, a direct to consumer Internet television service, direct to the TV, as well as Nextologies, a broadcast video distribution company.

Mr. Levin was instrumental in obtaining 54 "Category 2" Broadcast Distribution Licenses from the Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for Ethnic Channels Group Limited. 

Under Slava's leadership, Ethnic Channels Group currently broadcasts and distributes 100+ services across North America. Slava continues to be a visionary, providing services that meet the diverse needs of Canada's ethnic population. 

About Ethnic Channels Group
Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) is a Canadian based television broadcasting, distribution and communications company, specializing in multicultural television channels for the North American market.

ECG currently owns and operates 100+ television channels in the following languages: Arabic, Croatian, English, Farsi, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Macedonian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

In addition, Ethnic Channels Group distributes a number of channels under Foreign Service licenses, acting as the official distributor on the broadcaster's behalf. Ethnic Channels Group services are currently available through the following providers: Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable, Bell TV, Bell Fibe, Telus, NexTV, MTS Allstream, and Cogeco in Canada and Dish Network in United States.

SOURCE: Ethnic Channels Group

For further information:

Kyle Lichtman Kylel@ethnicchannels.com 416.736.7577 X377
Or visit www.ethnicchannels.com

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