Friday, December 4, 2009

SCOLA Announces Launch of 8th Channel

FTI is proud to announce the launch of the 8th SCOLA broadcast channel. Founded over twenty-three (23) years ago in 1986, SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that receives and re-transmits digital television programming from around the world in native languages to an estimated 41 million viewers via satellite and has announced the launch of “SCOLA Eight Eurasia”. The eighth channel is the most recent addition to the SCOLA channel line-up which includes:
  • Channel One - Europe
  • Channel Two - Spanish & Portuguese 
  • Channel Three - The Confucius Institute Channel—Mandarin Chinese 
  • Channel Four - Asia Channel Eight - Eurasia
  • Channel Five - Africa
  • Channel Six - Middle East & Near East
  • Channel Seven - Far East (South Asia)

SCOLA’s eight satellite channels broadcast 24 hours a day seven days a week from 115 countries in more than 100 languages. That is over 70,000 hours of programming a year broadcast to approximately 41 million viewers. This adds another level of excellence to this premier provider of foreign language training and cultural awareness providing educational programming to Universities, Colleges, K-12 schools, cable systems, government language schools and individuals. SCOLA is the best source for Satellite provided content for current foreign language news, language study and cultural enhancement.
“SCOLA has always been very proud to be the near sole-source provider for the Less Commonly Taught and Virtually Never Taught languages,” said Francis Lajba, SCOLA President and CEO. “We are the go-to network for incredibly hard to get countries and languages.”

SCOLA emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of modern information technology as a tool in overcoming barriers to global understanding and will remain at the forefront of its applications. FTI is honored to be the sole provider of satellite related hardware and technical support to the SCOLA organization.
Foundation Telecommunications, Inc. has been providing SCOLA uninterrupted satellite network technical and operational support for over fifteen (15) years and anticipates many more years as the network continues to grow and evolve technically.
For more information about SCOLA and their broadcasts visit