Breaking News: Comcast is pulling the plug on AZN Television

Friday, January 25, 2008

*I'll be posting more on AZN Television and some commentary on the cable channel later, but I wanted to make sure to get this out into blogosphere as I heard the news*

As sad as I am to hear the news from CNN that Comcast is pulling AZN Television "The Network For Asian America" as of April 9th 2008 - in some ways I'm not surprised by Comcast pulling the cable channel either - but I do wonder if it still is premature even with a lower than expected 13.9 million viewers and lower than realized advertising for the channel (and the one bit of good news out of all of this is that at least the Asian Excellence Awards will move to the E! Entertainment Television network where it will get a broader audience).

At the same time I wonder if AZN Television can still be saved somehow by an infusion of cash or a grassroots campaign from the Asian American community to "Save AZN Television" - if Jericho can be saved, can AZN Television? Should anyone even try?