Glendale-based USATVProductions/USArmenia TV’s Bagrat and Vahag Sargsyan and their friends have successfully arranged for 20 tons of urgently needed humanitarian aid that was shipped yesterday via a Boeing 757 charter aircraft from Los Angeles to Armenia. The shipment includes vital necessities to help the citizens of Artsakh, victims of the unprovoked war waged against Armenia and Artsakh.
Financial support for this humanitarian mission was provided by Sargsyan friends, Harutyun Harutyunan, Dr. Stephan Gevorkian, Vardan Seropyan, Gary & Hakop Taglyan, Arthur Levonyan and Nelson Patatanyan, along with the collective efforts of LA Armenians and Armenia Fund.
A PSA campaign featuring top global celebrities will be launched later this week, in conjunction with the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and USATV Productions. The campaign will air on the Website and social media of ANCA, on USATV’s channel USArmenia TV, The Blunt Post, Pop News Edition, YouTube, and many other platforms. More details will be available soon.
Brothers Bagrat and Vahag Sargsyan founded the first commercial private television company in Armenia, after the country became independent. Following in the footsteps of their father Artem Sargysan, a renowned scientist, academic and TV personality, the brothers built the largest media conglomerate in Armenia and Eastern Europe, including four national television networks, a publishing house, cable distribution companies and film studios. In 2008, they moved to the United States and purchased the FCC licensed station KIIO Channel 10 in Los Angeles and formed USATV productions and broadcasting company. Since USATV’s inception, the Sargsyans have produced many television formats in Armenia and Eastern Europe, including NBC’s The Voice and Deal Or No Deal, Minute to Win It (GSN) and Fort Boyard (France 2/Channel 5 UK), and in the US, more than 48 television series, five feature films, and acted as executive producer for recent features American Skin (2019) and Hunter’s Moon (2020) and series Nova Vita (2020), among others.
Photo Courtesy of USATV Productions.