Chime TV, a new TV channel focused on Asian-American culture and issues, was promoted at a panel discussion featuring community leaders held on the Lower East Side Friday.
The first Asian American woman-owned network will be carried by Spectrum, owned by Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum News NY1.
“Chime TV is the platform to educate Asian and non-Asian, to showcase the excellence of Asian historically and culturally,” said Faith Bautista, the president and CEO of the National Asian American Coalition.
The panel touched on a number of issues impacting the Asian American community, including the rise in anti-Asian hate.
“It’s been terrifying for me to walk constantly and have to look over my shoulder if I hear footsteps that are to close, to say ‘is this person too close to me for comfort?’ Are they going to attack me simply because I’m Asian?” said Queens Councilmember Julie Won, one of the panelists. “And it is not ok. And I am so grateful for partners like Spectrum as well as others that have come together to rally around Asian-Americans to make sure that we’re building community to keep each other safe."