UK based Ethiopian Worldwide TV (EWT) Collapses and Folds – By Global Newswire
UK based Ethiopian Worldwide Television (EWT) owned by Ethiopian business man ENDALE BEYENE an accountant has folded and stopped broadcasting in the UK, the station which once had offices in Perivale, Middlesex England has been of the air for a considerable amount of time and officials at UK companies house have now announced plans to strike the company of the UK companies register for failing to submit statutory accounts that were due on 26th December 2008.
In addition Cherea Accounting firm also run and managed by ENDALE BEYENE is facing the same striking off procedure.
Ethiopian Worldwide Television (EWT) claimed to broadcast both television and radio programmes, designed to appeal to all ages. Founded in 2004, the London based privately owned broadcasting company sought to promote Ethiopia and enhance economic and social growth in the country, as well as keeping Ethiopians in the Diaspora informed about current developments and local issues in their homeland via satellite, cable and new media journalism, but Ethiopian World wide TV (EWT) never officially had a UK broadcasting licence and it simply bought air time from the UK based Sky TV broadcasting service at the weekend and used to broadcast 2 hours of reruns of news from Ethiopian and Ethiopia music videos.
In an interview with an Ethiopian Newspaper in 2007 managing director ENDALE BEYENE claimed that Ethiopian Worldwide Television had 10.5 million viewers in the UK alone, a claim and figure which was not supported by any independent audits such as Nielsen’s Media Research or any other credible ratings firm.
Calls to the official phone number were not answered, The official Ethiopian Worldwide Television (EWT) website has also since been shut down.