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TMCNet:  Ethnic Channels Group Launches 23 New Television Channels on Cogeco Cable

[December 18, 2012]

Ethnic Channels Group Launches 23 New Television Channels on Cogeco Cable

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Dec 18, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) -- Ethnic Channels Group Limited (ECG), Canada's largest distributor of third language television services, launched 23 new channels on Cogeco Cable on December 12.

Aimed at Ontario's multi-ethnic communities, these channels will serve to add great content to Cogeco's third language services and help the Canadian multi-ethnic majority watch TV as if they live in their home country without leaving their couch in Canada! Slava Levin, CEO of Ethnic Channels Group said, "We are very excited to partner with Cogeco on the launch of these services. These channels will assist Cogeco to grow their subscriber base by capturing new clients that have been previously underserved by a minimal amount of ethnic offerings." "For Cogeco Cable, the second largest hybrid fibre coaxial cable system operator in Ontario, adding 23 services in 8 different languages distributed by Ethnic Channels Group allows Cogeco Cable to respond to a variety of customer tastes and needs and to enhance our already engaging multicultural TV offering," stated Ron Perrotta, Vice-President, Marketing and Strategic Planning at Cogeco Cable.

ECG is proud to announce the launch of the following 23 services: Hindi channels: Zee Cinema, Big Magic International, Aaj Tak Urdu channels: GEO TV, HUM TV, Zee Salaam German channels: ProSiebenSat.1 Welt, German Kino Plus, Schlager TV Arabic channels: Melody Drama, Melody Aflam, Melody Hits, Dream 1, Dream 2, Future TV Filipino/Tagalog channel: FTV Russian channels: RTR Planeta, CTC, RTVi, TVCi, KHL Tamil channel: Zee Tamizh English: Headlines Today ABOUT ETHNIC CHANNELS GROUP Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) is a Canada-based television broadcasting, distribution and communications company, specializing in multicultural television channels for the North American market.

ECG currently owns and operates 46 television channels in the following languages: Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese, German, Tagalog, Arabic, Tamil, Portuguese, English, Hebrew, and Urdu.

In addition, ECG distributes various foreign services, acting as the official distributor on the broadcaster's behalf. ECG 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Ethnic Channels Group Kyle Lichtman Kylel@ethnicchannels.com www.ethnicchannels.com SOURCE: Ethnic Channels Group

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