Asian Cable Net Planned: WorldAsia Television is in early negotiations with multiple system operators and satellite operators to find carriage for a mid-2004 launch. The network would become the nation's first English-language Asian-themed channel, with programming topics, including yoga, holistic health, martial arts and anime. The network is founded by producer and venture capitalist Michael Tsang.
"For Asian Americans, WA-TV will fulfill a need to see Asian stars, families, situations, cultural references and even advertising on a single English-language network," said Mr. Tsang, who is also the networks president and CEO. "For non-Asian viewers it will satisfy a growing interest in the most fascinating aspects of Asian culture and the popularity of films such as "Kill Bill" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" to stars such as Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan."