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Ethnic Channels Group asking CRTC for approval to carry 3D TV channel

January 13, 2015

EbonyLife TV, Africa's first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network, will soon be available to viewers in Canada. Since its groundbreaking launch on July 1 2013, EbonyLife TV, a 24-hour-a-day channel, has continued to globally inspire the spirit of a new Africa. Created and driven by its vision to be the global platform of premium African entertainment, EbonyLife TV has stopped at nothing in its quest to create and broadcast original, premium and inspiring content with an African Soul, that showcases the best of the continent for a Global Black audience. EbonyLife TV is a broad entertainment channel that will appeal to the African audience living in Canada.

Speaking on the occasion, Mo Abudu, Executive Chairman & CEO of EbonyLife TV said: "We are very excited about bringing the EbonyLife TV channel to African viewers and lovers of African entertainment programming in general, to Canada. We are proud to be extending our frontiers in line with our vision to be the preferred global network for premium African entertainment. We are very confident that our viewers in Canada will enjoy our 100% homegrown content."

"As Ethnic Channels Group continues to expand to new markets, it is a privilege to bring EbonyLife TV to the African diaspora in Canada", said Slava Levin, Co-founder and CEO of Ethnic Channels Group Limited.

"The African market in Canada is the next growth engine, and we are confident that EbonyLife TV will herald a new era", added Hari Srinivas, President of Ethnic Channels Group Limited.

About EbonyLife TV

Rated the 5th Top Entertainment and Lifestyle Genre, 24th of over 130 channels watched on the DStv platform, as well as one of the most watched Lifestyle and Entertainment channels on the African continent, EbonyLife TV, Africa's first Global Black Entertainment Network showcasing the best of Africa for a 'Global Black' audience, commenced broadcast on July 1, 2013 on DStv. The channel annually produces and broadcasts over 1000 hours of exclusive, premium and homegrown content with world-class production values to millions of viewers all over the continent, boasting to over 15 million viewers in 49 African Countries, including; West, East, Central, South Africa and the Southern Africa region. EbonyLife TV is also available in the UK on TalkTalk TV (EPG 478 on the African TV Boost package). EbonyLife TV channel broadcasts exclusively African original programming which is both inspirational and aspirational, celebrating style and success; and exciting 24-hour viewing bliss where every program - from reality to talk; drama and entertainment; magazine to comedy - leaves the audience with that cool, glossy polished and sophisticated experience.

About Ethnic Channels Group Limited

Ethnic Channels Group is the leading provider of non-English language digital TV channels to Canada's multicultural population. By selecting the best channels from around the world and delivering them directly to viewer's homes via a Licensed Canadian satellite and/or cable providers, Ethnic Channels Group provides essential entertainment and information services to non-English speakers throughout Canada. From its state-of-the art broadcast facility in Toronto, Ethnic Channels Group delivers the very best of programming available from the countries of origin, spiced with locally produced foreign language shows. This combination creates a service that meets the diverse needs of today's immigrant population, which is underserved by mainstream media sources.

Ethnic Channels Group specializes in providing Canadian émigrés with the highest rating and most respected TV channels from their native homeland; broadcasting news, current affairs, sports, drama series, movies and Entertainment in their native languages. Ethnic Channels Group provides these services at the most affordable prices so people can enjoy this link to their homeland and cultural heritage.