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.
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.
On April 9, 2008 at 12:00PM Eastern/11:00AM Central AZN television went off the air prior to the Global financial crisis on September 14, 2008.