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 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.
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
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