| April 9, 2008|| 2005|
| 1990 (as International Channel)|
International Networks (Comcast)
International Media Distribution (Comcast)
AZN Television (formerly called International Channel) was a cable TV channel which 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.
AZN Television Wikipedia
In March 2005, Comcast rebranded the International Channel to AZN Television, which focused on Asian and Asian-American culture. In late 2005, news of mass layoffs at the network prompted fears that Comcast would shut down AZN. 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. In January 2008, Comcast announced it would be shutting down AZN, and moving the Asian Excellence Awards show to E! The channel went off the air on April 9, 2008 at noon.
Anime shows were broadcast in Japanese with English subtitles, or English dub.