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MYX TV GETS LUCKY WITH 8ASIANS
The network announces their partnership with the most recognizable collective team of Asian American voices online.
“There are entertaining and intriguing personalities behind 8Asians,” said Anthony Garcia, Head of Production for MYX TV. “Not only are they diversifying our content, but also adding layers to the Asian American voices in media.”
8Asians is the brainchild of editor-in-chief and founder, Ernie Hsiung. His co-editors, Joz Wang and Moye Ishimoto describe him as the ‘benevolent dictator’ of whom many embarrassing pictures are available online. Wang (aka “Cult Leader”) and Ishimoto (aka “Resident Pie Maker”) work with contributors from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, North Carolina and Denver.
The partnership with MYX TV merges their vast online following. Their sites, 8Asians.com, GASP!, POP88, 8Asians Tumblr, 8Asians Events and The A-Word have built them online fame as popular Asian American voices.
“8Asians wants to challenge the notion that Asian Americans are all the same and have one opinion through our diverse voices and viewpoints,” says Ernie Hsiung, Editor-in-Chief of 8Asians. “Our goal is to make as many people as uncomfortable as possible by adding more Asian American characters online and now, on television.”
The voices on 8Asians is a testament to their mission, as it boasts of contributors from both coasts, all genders, all political parties and a variety of careers and ages.
“We are excited to partner with MYX TV. Their idea of bringing out new perspectives on Asian Americans and sharing them on multiple platforms are in sync with our goals,” said Joz Wang, Editor and Marketing Head of 8Asians. “And with Ernie on TV, watch out Barbara Walters! He’s Asian and has sexier hair.”
Catch 8Asians on MYX TV, available nationwide and online.
ABOUT MYX TV®:
With its U.S. headquarters in Redwood City, California, MYX TV was developed by ABS-CBN International, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and broadcasting company, through ABS-CBN Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global Hungary Kft. MYX TV is the premier music entertainment and lifestyle channel dedicated to the Asian American community, utilizing music, culture and entertainment. MYX TV can be seen on Channel 368 on Comcast’s Digital Preferred Tier in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California and Channel 673 in Chicago, Cox Digital Basic Cable Channel 479 in Orange County and Channel 474 in Northern Virginia, MCV Cable Channel 16 in Guam and RCN Channel 464 in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. It is available nationwide on DirecTV channel 2067. For more information, visit http://myx.tv.
8Asians is a collaborative blog of Asian-Americans and Asian-Canadians. After looking past Asian commonalities as found in census surveys, it is apparent that Asians do not have much in common… and that’s not such a bad thing. The blog posts about relevant Asian issues , from pop culture to current events and politics.
In addition to the main blog at 8Asians.com, the family of sites also includes GASP! (a shopping blog), POP88 (podcast featuring interviews, news, games and the best in J-pop, K-pop and other Asian pop music today), 8Asians Tumblr, 8Asians Events (Asian American events listing site), and The A-Word (8Asians’ official podcast).
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DirecTV Ch. 2067
SF Bay Area, Central Valley, CA l Comcast Ch. 368
Chicago | Comcast Ch. 673
Orange County, CA l Cox Ch. 479
Northern Virginia l Cox Ch. 474
Guam l MCV Cable Ch.16
New York City, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC l RCN Ch. 538
[Special thanks to Keesa Ocampo of MYX TV/ABS-CBN for her work on this press release.]