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About Eurochannel
 

 

Eurochannel is a world television channel dedicated to promote the European culture and lifestyle throughout movies and series, programs dedicated to fashion events, arts or mythical destinations.

Eurochannel offers only European programs (movies, television series, documentaries and music) in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, French, Serbian and Korean versions. Eurochannel is presented in 86 countries, including a variety of countries in Latin America, Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.

Year of creation: 1994
Office Network: Miami, Paris, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires

                      

Gustavo Vainstein - Chairman & CEO

Gustavo Vainstein is presently the Chairman & CEO of Eurochannel and has been since May 2004. As Director of Media of CitéFibre, from France, he was involved in the launch of the first "Fiber To The Home System" in Paris. During 10 years, he was the Senior Vice President of Marketing & Programs at Lyonnaise Cable (the main Paris cable system).

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Jesus Roldan – Vice President

Jesus Roldan has been Eurochannel’s Chief Financial Officer since 2002. He studied at the Universidad de los AndesUniversidad Externado de Colombia, and Cornell University. He has a degree in Business Administration with graduate degrees in Finance, Logistics, Process Redesign, Strategic Planning and Negotiation.

He served as professor for the MBA program in Applied Finance, Trading and Logistics. He has successfully led companies in the beverage, flower, construction, banking, and broadcast media fields.

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Joseph de Monvallier - VP International Marketing and Sales

Graduated from the business school EPSCI, he spent one year in Russia before working for the media agency Greg Corbett Associates, in London.  He then joined the Eurochannel team for its launching on the US market, in 2008.

He then joined the Eurochannel team for its launching on the US market, in 2008 as Marketing & Advertising Director. In 2013, he was appointed VP International Marketing & Sales.

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Christian Poccard - VP Programming and Acquisitions

Christian Poccard is currently the VP of Programming and Acquisitions of Eurochannel where he's been working since 2001.

Miami-based, of French and Italian background, he was born in Buenos Aires and lived for 20 years in São Paulo.

He holds Master degree in Marketing and Communications from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation and a MBA in Business from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in São Paulo, Brazil.

A lover of cinema since his early childhood years, he worked as an Executive Producer at the São Paulo International Film Festival, participating in the programming selection and working in the theatrical release of many international films.

His expertise of International Cinema and culture and knowledge of five languages has allowed him to contribute to several magazines during his career, collaborating as a juror for the International Emmy Awards for many consecutive years, as well as events like the Brazilian Film Festival in Miami.

At Eurochannel, he attends TV markets as MIPCOM as well as the main film festivals and markets around the world in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Rome, San Sebastian, Clermont-Ferrand, among others, also serving as a producer of Eurochannel's original programs.

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Alex Mihalev - CTO

Graduated from the Technical University in Sofia, with a Master's Degree in Digital Radio Communications and with more than 10 years in the field,  Alex Mihalev joined Eurochannel in 2013 as a CTO to work on the company's technical expansion. He started his professional career at the "State Commission of Communications" in 2003 as Senior RF Expert where he dealt with RF coverage of Sofia area, the monitoring of the spectrum and cooperate with the SCC agents and the state police.

After active military duty and completing his Diploma Thesis on Free-Space Optics applications in the Digital Communications, he worked as Senior Support and Q&A Engineer in PlayBox LTD to expand his knowledge on DVB and IPTV, where he was assigned to the USA office for providing support and installations to many American customers for the last three years, before he joined our company.

History :

- Eurochannel was originally created by Abril Group (TVA) in Brazil in 1994, then released by Direct TV to cover all the Brazilian territory. The channel aimed at showing outside the European territory the diversity of the European culture. Since the beginning, it proposed an important part of cinema in its programming, completed by series, music, travels, arts and fashion .

- In 2000, the channel was acquired by Multithematiques INC. (Canal + Group) and Vivendi and launched its Spanish version.

- In 2004, Gustavo Vainstein, former executive at Noos, French cable operator, took control of the channel and raised Eurochannel viewers to 5 millions. Since 2004, the channel develops its programming content and also created its own programs (See Europroduction).

- The channel is continually expanding in new countries. In 2007, Eurochannel was launched in Portugal. Since April 30th 2008, the channel is available in the US in an English version through the satellite operator DISH Network, both on the “French Bouquet” and “A la Carte”.

- In July 2009, Eurochannel launched for its subscribers a monthly magazine: Eurochannel Guide. The Eurochannel Guide is issued on a monthly basis and available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish on Eurochannel website. Since November 11th 2009, the channel is available under the name Kino Europa both in DISH Network’s Polish Super Pack and A La Carte, in Polish audio with English subtitles.

- In  2011, Eurochannel launches its first on-demand service in Korea, and is broadcasted in France through three cable providers.

- In 2012, Eurochannel is launched in erbia and Bosnia Herzegovina, and creates the Eurochannel app on Google TV and Amazon in the USA.

Programming

Eurochannel is a one-of-a-kind network. Our vast selection of modern entertainment from the every corner of Europe takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of European culture.

Eurochannel presents only top of the line European programming: From traditional films to the hottest new cinema; from sweeping, epic serials to heart-pounding mini-series; from specials on historical art to the very latest in modern rock, pop and easy listening music, Eurochannel has something for everybody. Eurochannel is more than just shows: we also show subscribers the best, most secret parts of European culture with our travel specials, and our all-access coverage of Europe’s most important film festivals.

Eurocinema

Eurocinema brings a banquet of amazing European films, from unforgettable classics to the latest hits straight from Europe’s best and brightest filmmakers.

Euroseries

Every week,  viewers find something exciting on Euroseries, an exclusive collection of brilliant and engaging shows.

Euromusic

Viewers  find musical legends like U2 and Phil Collins performing alongside the hottest up-and-coming acts like David Guetta and Enrique Iglesias. On Euromusic, they are invited to explore the next big thing from the heart of Europe, or to rediscover their old favorites.

Europroduction

Eurochannel brings its viewers into the most important film festivals in Europe. Viewers will see the films that are taking the world by storm, and then witness exclusive interviews with the top actors and directors. Witness the festivals at Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Venice, and Berlin – Europroduction are their VIP pass to rub elbows with the stars.

- Euro Dj’s

Eurochannel take the viewer on a journey with the most famous DJs in Europe as they relate the stories of their art, success, and adventures around the world. Through exclusive interviews with the Eurochannel team, and plenty of video clips, you can see the inside story on the hottest new leaders of the underground music scene.

- Eurofestival

The channel covers main european prestigious Festival: Cannes Film Festival, Karlo Vivary Film Festival, Berlinales, la Mostra de venice, La Festa di Roma...

Eurotravel

Taking a trip to Europe has never been so easy. Eurotravel programs takes viewers on a trip across the most breathtaking cities and country-sides in the world without ever having to set foot on a plane.

Euromagazine

Europe is the birthplace of art, and Euromagazine gives a historian’s look at the world’s greatest cultural achievements from both ancient and modern times. Experience firsthand the fascinating world of European craftsmanship and traditions – from the sculptures of Greece to the cooking in Tuscany.

Eurofashion

With Eurofashion, Comcast subscribers will have a front row seat at the hottest fashion shows in Europe. Check out the biggest names in fashion walking down the runways of London, Paris and Milan. Then go backstage for exclusive interviews with the world’s greatest designers.

Events

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Tiny glimpses into the soul of Europe

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour offers an authentic trip around Europe through exceptional programming.

It is a look at European cinema through the eyes of innovative directors, known for their talent, originality and independence. With this selection of the best creations from all European countries, Eurochannel invites fans of cinema and European culture to discover the newest faces and perspectives of the European film scene.

Regularly awarded at short film festivals and often being shown for the first time outside of their country, all the shorts presented have a strong identity taken from a particular region of Europe. They all reflect unknown dimensions of European reality.

From 2008 to 2012, more than 200 screenings were organised all over the 4 continents covered with the support of some embassies, French Alliances and NGOs.

One month, one country - One country in the spotlight

Several times a year for a whole month, Eurochannel dedicates a major part of its programming to one European country. This event gets a large amount of media coverage. During this special event, Eurochannel presents all aspects of this country through movies, documentaries and music.

 

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