Filipinos living in Los Angeles and San Diego can now tune in to a primarily English-language channel called the Lifestyle Network, which launched this month on local Time Warner Cable systems.
The new channel is owned by ABS-CBN International, a subsidiary of the largest broadcasting company in the Philippines. Based in Redwood City, Calif., ABS-CBN International has operated in the U.S. for two decades and runs the Filipino Channel. The Lifestyle Network will be a blend of programming from the Philippines, the U.S. and other countries.
Programming is scheduled to include coverage of concerts and local festivals, a food show called "Chef's Table," a lifestyle magazine program called "Us Girls," and the news program "The World Tonight."
More than 1.5 million Filipinos live in California, with nearly half residing in the greater Los Angeles region. San Diego and Santa Clara counties also have large Filipino American communities.