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 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Slava Levin, Co-Founder and CEO of Ethnic
Channels Groupreceivedthe prestigious Diversity 2013 Media Awardon
Friday, October 4, 2013 from Diversity Magazine.The Diversity Awards
were first awarded in 2010. They were created tocelebrate 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
ofSilvertrustMedia and Publisher of Diversity Magazinecommented
that,"Mr. Levin'simpact, along with all ofhiseffortson behalf ofthe ECG
family on the Canadian media landscape istremendous and we believe the
Company is only getting started, especially with its commitment to
ongoing innovationandtechnological advancement."
Previous recipients of the Diversity Awards include South Asian
businessman and philanthropist Harpreet Sethi; World Vision President
DaveToycen; Aboriginal architect and philosopher Douglas J. Cardinal;
National Vice President ofOMNI TV MadelineZiniak; former Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario Lincoln Alexander; environmentalist and broadcaster
David Suzuki; football legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Royal Bank
Regional President Jennifer Tory amongstothers.
Additionalrecipients of the 2013 Diversity Awards include:Mayor Susan
Fennell of the City of Brampton; Centennial College Governor and
William Osler Hospital Chair Kay Blair;PaystationCEO AnuSrivastava;
the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill; York University President
MamdouhShoukri; 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 oftheEthnic 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 asNextologies,
a broadcast video distribution company.
Mr. Levin was instrumental in obtaining 54"Category 2" Broadcast
Distribution Licenses from theCanadian 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
EthnicChannels Group (ECG) is a Canadianbased 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 andVietnamese.
In addition, Ethnic Channels Group distributesa number ofchannels
under Foreign Servicelicenses, 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, BellFibe,Telus,NexTV, MTS Allstream, andCogecoin Canada
and Dish Network in United States.
SOURCE Ethnic Channels Group
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SOURCE: Ethnic Channels Group
Kyle LichtmanKylel@ethnicchannels.com416.736.7577 X377 Or visitwww.ethnicchannels.com
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