Khmer TV is a one-of-a-kind news station that serves the Cambodian-American community. The community of war-torn refugees and new immigrants has been mostly ignored by the local media. There hasn’t been much coverage of local festivals, celebrations, and community leaders that is tailored to their culture. While other Asian-American communities have set up several sources of local broadcast programming, the Cambodian-American community has never had a local media outlet to represent and deliver entertainment and news that is specific to their culture.
Khmer TV’s founders saw this need and set out to give the Cambodian-American community a very important media resource. Khmer TV’s goal is to give Cambodian-Americans a place to watch news, entertainment, educational content, and other shows that are made for their community. The goal of Khmer TV is to bring the Cambodian-American community together and give them more power by giving them a place to come together.
Khmer TV wants to work with community groups, leaders, government agencies, local businesses, artists, and everyone else to connect and educate the Cambodian-American community as a whole. Khmer TV hopes that by working together, the Cambodian-American community will be able to have a media platform that is exciting and interesting.
Khmer TV’s web broadcast, which can be seen at www.khmertv.com, reaches Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, as well as the rest of the world. Khmer TV can be heard on the public airwaves on channels 35–4. In Los Angeles and Orange County, the only thing you need to watch a channel is an antenna.
Overall, Khmer TV is a very important source of news for the Cambodian-American community. Khmer TV will continue to be an important resource for the Cambodian-American community for many years to come because of its commitment to culturally relevant programming and its focus on making the community stronger.