Myx TV Honored by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and the Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee

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The network receives special recognition for its advocacy in supporting Asian Pacific American artists

Miguel Santos, General Manager of Myx TV, accepts award from the Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee of the office of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. He is joined by (L-R) founder and

Asian American talent was big enough to go from YouTube to television screens and we always knew that more than providing entertainment, we were providing a platform.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and the Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Celebration Committee that coordinates the city’s annual official celebration presented awards early this month, honoring individuals and organizations that have achieved distinct impact in the performing arts, serving the Asian Pacific American community in San Francisco. Myx TV, the fastest growing Asian American network, was given special recognition for the company’s vision and success in promoting appreciation of culturally diverse music and entertainment and giving a voice to Asian Pacific American artists and performers.

Held at the new San Francisco Jazz Center and hosted by reality TV star Yul Kwon, the occasion recognized the contributions of Myx TV, as well as other individuals and community organizations including Brenda Wong Aoki, Asian Improv Arts, and Malu Peoples-Rivera.

"For the annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we see this as a unique opportunity to bring our diverse community together as well as honor those who have contributed so much to promoting awareness and appreciation of our cultural heritage," said Claudine Cheng, founding chair of the San Francisco Mayor's Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee. "This year, our celebration theme is Honoring Achievements in the Performing Arts and we are delighted to present a very special recognition to Myx TV, a cable network that is committed to providing opportunities for APA performing artists on the stage of mainstream media."

“Asian American talent was big enough to go from YouTube to television screens and we always knew that more than providing entertainment, we were providing a platform,” said Miguel Santos, General Manager for Myx TV. “With nods from the industry’s leaders and critics, we knew that by advocating for diversity of entertainment, we were on our way to achieving our goal.”

Since it first went live in 2007, Myx TV has made it a mission to feature exceptional Asian American talents on its nationally broadcast cable channel. Its early support of artists like Bruno Mars, Far East Movement, and Jessica Sanchez has given Myx TV the well-earned reputation as one of the strongest advocates of Asian American entertainers. The network has also received recognition from the cable and entertainment industry with accolades from CableFAX Magazine and NAMIC, among others.

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ABOUT Myx TV®:

Myx TV is the fastest growing Asian American entertainment network in the United States. Broadcast in over 10 million households, with millions more viewing its programs online, Myx TV is one of the few entertainment brands targeting the broader pan-Asian-American community. The network's award winning programming is a unique combination of original and syndicated shows, including reality, live music performances, animation, and independent film and Asian cinema airing 24/7 in English. To find out more information on Myx TV, visit http://www.myx.tv, facebook.com/myxtv and twitter.com/myxtv.

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