Along with the new year comes a new venture.
After Character Media and ChimeTV’s first collaboration of broadcasting the annual Unforgettable Gala last year — the two companies are officially merging! With Character Media’s digital and editorial content and ChimeTV’s round-the-clock Asian American-focused cable channel, the two hope to create a perfect pairing that helps uplift and elevate Asian American and Pacific Islander representation and forming GoldenTV. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, ChimeTV CEO Takashi Cheng explained his vision, “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.”
On the other end, Character Media’s parent company, Imperial Family Companies (IFC), led by HIH Andrew Lee of the Joseon Empire, shared his thoughts. “The combined strengths of Character Media and ChimeTV will empower us to craft unparalleled content and opportunities,” he said.
Finally, Character Media’s founder and publisher, James Ryu, expressed his excitement about this new path for the company. “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.”
Gear up for what’s to come — we’re ready to share.