Andrew Semchenko, CEO of English Club TV Group, says:
“The English Club TV Group, while operating worldwide, feels that consumers’ demand in edutainment television is constantly accelerating. And now, as a logical step, we are eager to increase such enthusiasm and availability of educating via television in the States and Latin America.
The recent increase in immigration accounts for rapid and substantial demographic changes in the United States’ population. An estimated 25 percent – one-in-four – children in America are from immigrant families and live in households where a language other than English is spoken.
Latin America’s English proficiency is very low. In part this is explained by the importance of Spanish to the region. More importantly, Latino parents know that language is a key to cultural identity and losing it would reduce the chances to preserve their native culture. But English language learning also opens possibilities to enrich their own culture and to spread it to others as well. And this is what the goal should be.
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It’s a great delight for us to become business partners with Olympusat. We hope that due to our useful and successful cooperation, viewers will learn English faster, easier and with higher retention rates.”
Tom Mohler, President & CEO, Olympusat, Inc., states:
“We are happy to start distributing the English Club TV channel, as the main aim of the channel is to educate. We would like to support producers that work on educational TV content and help viewers, including kids, to learn and develop English language skills and widen their world views. We are confident that the concept of the channel will attract a large audience in the US and Latin America.”
ECTV Network is a part of English Club TV Group. The English Club TV Group is a group of production, education and distribution companies that operates worldwide in the field of English language teaching under the brands of “ENGLISH CLUB TV” and “ECTV”. English Club TV is an educational channel for those who study English. All programs have been developed by experienced methodologists and have an educational aspect. English Club TV HD is the high definition simulcast of the English Club TV channel. English Club TV HD was launched in January 2013. The web site (www.english-club.tv) is a web service for fans of the English language and fans of English Club TV content worldwide that provides its on-line service of the English language learning under the brand of “ENGLISH CLUB TV On-The-Go” in 74 countries worldwide.Olympusat, Inc. is one of the largest independent media companies specializing in ownership, distribution, production and technical services. The company has established itself as a leader in the Hispanic television and media space by experiencing tremendous growth and success through its 50+ brands and networks. Olympusat’s top networks include Cine Mexicano, Funimation Channel and the newly introduced Ultra HD Plex. Through Olympusat’s diverse portfolio, the company also delivers a distinctive Faith & Family and Specialty Suite representing some of the biggest networks in the industry.
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