The first Asian American and Woman Owned TV Network ChimeTV is launching in millions of Spectrum Select TV in Jan, 2023
America’s ONLY English Language ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER Entertainment TV Network launching through CHARTER’S SPECTRUM TV SELECT® package beginning January 23 rd; rollout footprint-wide in 41 states; Channel 147 in NYC and Los Angeles (and in several other markets).
ChimeTV is the First Asian American and Woman Owned TV Network in American history.
ChimeTV will launch with a robust mix of modern general entertainment AAPI programming – over 70% of which is new to US TV audiences – including dramas, comedy, procedurals, food, travel, lifestyle, wellness, news, mixed martial arts, and digital creator content.
Faith Bautista, Founder, and CEO of ChimeTV, didn’t own a TV as a child growing up in the Philippines. When she was eight years old, she remembers looking through the window of her neighbor’s house to watch television for the first time. Fast forward to today, five decades later. After spending two decades advocating for the voiceless and working collectively for greater financial equality and empowerment for underserved groups, Faith is the first Asian American woman to ever own and operate a television network. Said Faith Bautista, Founder and CEO of ChimeTV: “As the only female Asian American TV Network owner and CEO, I pledge to work diligently to open the door for the AAPI creative community. We, particularly women, are vastly underrepresented and even inappropriately portrayed in movies, on TV screens, and behind the camera.”
ChimeTV hosted a spectacular launch event on January 21, 2023, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA. There were prominent US government officials, representatives from embassies, celebrities, AAPI influencers, producers, advertisers, and media from around the country.
Bob Rose, ChimeTV President, said: “We applaud Charter for its commitment to providing its Spectrum customers with a network that will galvanize Asian American Pacific Islander audiences, serving as the leading voice, authority, purveyor of content that portrays the richness and brilliance of Asian and Pacific Islander experiences and cultures, which, until now, has been vastly underrepresented in American media today.”