Ministry Of Science, Ict And Future Planning (msip) Approved The Retransmission License For English Club TV Channel In South Korea

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Andrew Semchenko, CEO of the English Club TV Group, states: “It is great delight for our team that the English Club TV channel has become one step closer to its potential viewers in South Korea. Up to this point our content has been available only via VoD services and mobile apps. Researches have shown that in the past few years, South Korea has been the third largest sending nation of students to study in the USA, following only India and China. 40% of all Koreans who study abroad are enrolled in English training courses. In addition, 80% of Korean children receive some form of tutoring outside of school hours, and 30% are enrolled in English-language tutoring. All these facts prove that demand in quality English language learning in South Korea is constantly accelerating. With innovative educational content of English Club TV channel, we are creating unique and easily accessible environment for those who want to learn and improve their English in South Korea. Some of our future plans are the engagement in creation of an edutainment app for kids and cooperation with Smart TV platforms like Samsung, LG, etc.” EU-Media, CEO David (Kwangyol) Choi, says: “I’m really happy that ECTV takes big step in Korea. Now, ECTV is fully ready to meet Korean audience who is eager to learn English easily and entertainingly. With the close and strong partnership, ECTV and EU-media will respond to all demands from Korean IPTV platforms, Cable operators and mobile platforms.” As previously reported, beginning from June 2013, EСTV NETWORK and EU-Media companies have been engaged in cooperation in the field of distribution of English Club TV channel in South Korea. EU-Media is responsible for cable, IPTV and DTH rights of English Club TV channel and content distribution.

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.EU-Media is a Channel & Content distributor in Korea. As for the marketing and distribution agent, EU-Media represents many competitive thematic channels; euronews, ChannelNews Asia, Eurochannel, High TV 3D, and English-club TV for Korean territory. EU-Media also distributes European best contents to Korea and some Asian countries. Especially, EU-Media is one of qualitative VOD service provider in Korea for Digital cable operators, IPTVs, mobile, and internet platforms with various European films, series, documentaries, and music.