As of 1 August, 2016, ECTV NETWORK LIMITED and MAGMEDIA INTERNATIONAL FZ-LLC entered a partnership for the distribution of the English Club TV and Classical Harmony channels as well as their content in the Middle East. Under the partnership MAGMEDIA INTERNATIONAL FZ-LLC provides distribution on the following territories: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
Andrew Semchenko, CEO of the English Club TV Group, announced:
“English Club TV is a world-known educational channel for learning English, which is viewed in more than 76 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We provide our viewers with the first class educational programmes 24/7, encouraging continuous studying. All the programmes are developed by highly skilled methodologists and grouped in special time slots to satisfy the needs of any viewer. In the Middle East the channel has already gained good popularity among the English learners, and I believe that our new partnership will help us to involve more and more people in learning English with English Club TV.
Moreover, recently we have presented our new feed of the Classical Harmony channel, the one and only IPTV art channel in 4K. The feed was specially developed for the Middle East market and presents world-famous paintings selected considering cultural and religious characteristics of the Middle Eastern region. Watching the Classical Harmony Channel will help our viewers in the region reach an atmosphere of total relaxation and enjoy the world’s best collection of fine art right in front of their TV screens.”
Magnus Simons, CEO of the MAGMEDIA INTERNATIONAL FZ-LLC, commented on this deal:
“Due to the large amount of expatriates in the Middle East, both adults and children to a large degree rely on the English language for communicating with each other. Especially in the Gulf region, the English language has become an important (“must know”) language. Therefore, I am pleased to represent such an important channel in the Middle East. This is a seamless way for people to improve their English language skills.
Classical Harmony is the only Art Channel broadcasted in 4K in the Middle East and offers viewers a chance to enjoy and at the same time improve their knowledge of fine art.
I look forward to assisting English Club TV & Classical Harmony to improve their distribution across the region.”
The English Club TV Group is a group of production, education and distribution companies that operates worldwide in the field of English language learning and art”.
English Club TV is an educational TV channel for those who study English. It is broadcast in more than 76 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East. For more information, please visit our website http://english-club.tv/news.
Classical Harmony is the world’s first IPTV channel offering the greatest collection of fine arts, accompanied by masterpieces of classical music in Ultra HD (4k). For further information, please visit: http://classicalharmony.tv
MAGMEDIA represents and distributes both International and Regional TV channels throughout the Middle East and Africa. It currently represents about 25 channels in different genres. MAGMEDIA also assists MENA broadcasters with distribution in North America.
They also provide a broad range of consultancy services to Broadcasters in the region, e.g. Content Strategy, Distribution Strategy, Business Development, Creation of new Revenue Streams.