Foundation and Extension
"Shant" TV Company was founded by Arthur Yezekyan in 1994, in the second largest city of Armenia Gyumri.
Regardless the fact that the economic condition of the republic was alarmed in the result of the ruining earthquake and there was lack of even the worst conditions, "Shant" succeeded to find not only ways of existing but also pass the harsh and at the same time full of successes way towards development.
Since March of 2001 "Shant" TV Company started regular broadcasting in capital Yerevan as well. Only during some 3-4 years "Shant" managed to become one of the leading TV companies of the capital which is the most trusted and believed.
In 2007 the programs of "Shant" became available for the Armenians of the USA as well. Starting cooperation with "ARTN" TV Company in Los Angeles, the programs of "Shant" were spread throughout whole Northern America by satellite airing, and then our programs started retransmission through "Main Cable" free networks in the whole territory of Southern California providing opportunity to the Armenians of California to watch programs of Armenian TV channel for the first time.
Since December of 2008 the satellite broadcasting of "Shant" started which includes almost the whole continent of Eurasia; except for Middle East.
"Shant" TV Company realized several projects which completely changed the appearance and content of modern Armenian television.
Since 2003 "Shant" started first international format "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", which was the first step of integration to international television industry.
"Shant" became the founder of Armenian serials' production, starting the first Armenian series "Vervaratsner in the Family" since 2005 and created the genre of serials that did not exist in Armenia before that in about three years.
Several projects of "Shant" TV Company had decisive and significant importance for several spheres of culture restoring and modernizing those.