Asian American publisher Character Media and Asian American cable network ChimeTV will merge into the Asian media conglomerate GoldenTV.
This announcement follows the two companies’ recent collaboration in December, where ChimeTV aired Character Media’s first-ever televised Unforgettable Gala. Hailed as “Asian Prom” in Hollywood, the annual awards show in 2023 was the largest to date and hosted by Simu Liu, gathering more than 1,000 people to celebrate Asian talent in entertainment.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the first and only 24/7 Asian American cable network ChimeTV will rebrand as Golden TV, and will include the year-round digital editorial content and annual print issue of Character Media.
In a statement issued to the Hollywood Reporter, ChimeTV CEO Takashi Cheng said, “This partnership goes beyond content creation…As we set to activate the Golden TV ecosystem, we mark a new era in API entertainment and media.”
Character Media’s founder and publisher James Ryu expressed his enthusiasm for this new development in a story published by Character Media.
“Witnessing the merger of Character Media with ChimeTV is a dream come true,” he said. “In addition to the business expansion, this merger is about establishing a voice and platform that mirrors the diversity and depth of the API community.”
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