Slava Levin is CEO and Co-founder of Ethnic Channels Group Limited, the world's largest distributor and broadcaster of international television services. Under Slava's leadership, Ethnic Channels Group currently broadcasts and distributes 100+ services across North America. Slava was instrumental in obtaining nearly 60 CRTC broadcast licenses for Ethnic Channels Group. Slava is also founder of NexTV, one of the first direct to consumer Internet television services in Canada, and Nextologies, a broadcast video distribution company.
Slava is an experienced media executive with an extensive background in broadcast media start-up, acquisitions, marketing, sales, distribution and operations. Slava has also served as Chief Operating Officer with NTV America, a major European television network in the United States; President of Operations for TVR Networks (USA); as well as President and Co-founder of International Satellite Antenna Services Ltd. Slava's illustrious career in media also includes the position of Co-founder and President of Levin Media Inc.
Slava is also co-founding member and current Board Member of Ethnic Broadcaster of America (EBA). EBA is a non-profit association created to promote the interests of international programmers serving the North American market. He is also a founding member of the Independent Broadcasting Group (IBG), the leading advocacy group in Canada for independent broadcasters. Slava continues to be a visionary, providing a wide range of media and technology services that meet the diverse needs of Canada's ethnic population.
Oleg Masliy moved from Ukraine to England and gained extensive expertise in finance working for various financial investment companies and some FMCG companies. Later, he moved to the USA and shifted his career into the broadcasting industry.
Slava, Gregory and Oleg worked together to build the first Russian language TV network in USA - NTV America. Later, they had decided to expand their business outside of the Russian market and founded Ethnic Channels Group. The rest as they say... is history.
Gregory Antimony started his path to the broadcasting industry in Russia. He worked with different theatres in Moscow and soon after his immigration to the USA, he worked with Slava Levin and Oleg Masliy to build the first Russian language TV network in USA - NTV America. Later, they had decided to expand their business outside of the Russian market and founded Ethnic Channels Group. The rest as they say... is history.
Chief Technical Officer
Sasha holds a Commerce and undergraduate degree in Computer Sciences from The University of Toronto. From 1998 to 2007 Sasha ran and then sold his family's highly-successful North American carrier service company. In 2007 Sasha joined ECG as an Engineer, rapidly working his way up to his current position as CTO.
Hari Srinivas is an industry veteran who joined Ethnic Channels Group in 2008. Hari has more than 20 years' experience in the media industry. Prior to Ethnic Channels Group, Hari was the CEO of North America for B4U US Inc. based in New York, where he oversaw the launch and operations of two Bollywood TV channels, under the B4U brand name in North America. Previous to joining B4U, Hari was the Head of Sales for IMG-Media in South Asia. IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. Hari has a Law degree and an MBA in Marketing.
Senior Vice President
David Vowell is a well respected industry veteran having worked in broadcasting for more than 15 years. David's primary role with ECG is managing the mainstream English business. This includes distribution, marketing & promotions, advertising and regulatory. As part of the senior management team David also assists the President and CEO with new business development in Canada and Internationally.