In this regard AZN Television is announcing programme acquisition
deals that deepen its inventory of Asian films, drama and anime.
In addition, the channel will significantly increase its investment
in original programming. AZN Television has also named Peilin Chou
as senior VP programming and production. She will oversee the channel's
original programming, acquisitions, scheduling and on-air promotions.
As had earlier been reported by Indiantelevision.com the
amount of European and Middle Eastern language programming on International
Channel has been decreasing and will completely disappear in the
second quarter of this year.
International Networks MD Steve Smith said, "AZN Television
is getting off to an incredible start, becoming the first national
platform dedicated to Asian American viewers. Our growing stable
of original shows together with the vast lineup of acquired Asian
productions send us on our way to delivering a channel where Asian
Americans can see themselves and their culture."