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AZN Television
AZN Television logo.svg
AZN Television logo
Launched 1996
Owned by International Networks

AZN Television (formerly called International Channel) promoted itself as "the network for Asian America". It was run by International Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. The channel’s programming targeted the fast-growing, young, affluent, English-speaking Asian American community. Genres included the most popular Asian films, dramas, documentaries, music and anime as well as a diverse slate of original programming. It competed in certain markets with ImaginAsian Television.

Layoffs and closure

In late 2005, news of mass layoffs at the network prompted fears that Comcast would shut down AZN.[1] However, the network remained on the air and continued to sponsor the annual Asian Excellence Awards, which highlights Asian American achievement in film and television.

As of April 9, 2008 at 12:00PM Eastern/11:00AM Central AZN television went off the air.[2][3]

Programming

  • Abarenbou Mama (Japanese drama)
  • Asia's Best Kept Secret (Singaporean, travel)
  • Asian Excellence Awards (annual)
  • Asian Wok (Singaporean, cooking)
  • Book and Sword, Gratitude and Revenge (Chinese drama)
  • Cinema AZN (30 minutes, weekly)
  • Coffee Prince (Korean drama)
  • Dae Jo Young (Korean drama)
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales (Chinese drama)
  • Gourmet Moments (Singaporean, cooking)
  • Get Drunk In China
  • High Kick (Korean sitcom)
  • Hwang Jin Yi (Korean drama)
  • Iryu 2 (Japanese drama)
  • Ivy Dreams (reality)
  • Krystala (Filipino Fantasy/Adventure)
  • Last Exile (anime)
  • Living with Lydia (Singaporean sitcom)
  • Love Truly
  • Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase- (anime)
  • MARS (Taiwanese drama)
  • Music Bang (music)
  • NBA Timeout (sports)
  • Patlabor (anime)
  • Popcorn Zen (short films)
  • popjapan.tv (music)
  • Saara Akaash (Hindi drama)
  • The Seven Swordsmen (Chinese drama)
  • Legend of Heaven & Earth (Chinese/Vietnamese Fantasy Drama)
  • Stir TV (youth)
  • Stories of the Han Dynasty (Chinese drama)
  • Little Fish (Chinese Fantasy Drama)
  • Strut (travel)
  • Thank You (Korean drama)
  • Victoria to Uyen Show (Vietnamese, variety)
  • What's Up Thailand (Thai, music)
  • Wool 100 Percent

References

  1. ^ Comcast Trims Staff at AZN Television Centennial Network's Programming Targets Asian-Americans, HighBeam Research, December 13, 2005
  2. ^ Comcast Pulls Plug on AZN, Broadcasting & Cable, January 28, 2008
  3. ^ [1], Hollywood Reporter, April 6, 2008
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