Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) is taking over the X1 Asian American Film & TV destination with a Night Market theme all month long! From May 1 to May 31, celebrate and honor the rich history and traditions of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage in the U.S. by exploring thousands of hours of TV shows, movies, music, exclusive interviews, and free previews. Join the celebration by saying “Asian American” into your X1 Voice Remote!
Here is a breakdown of the Heritage Month Night Market menu:
Free and Premium Picks
Nothing says celebration better than freebies! Xfinity On Demand content will be available for free without a subscription throughout the month for the following networks:
- Anime Network (available May 6 -12) with movies and TV shows like “No Game, No Life Zero” and “Maoyu”
- Eros Now (available May 6-12) offering South Asian dramas like “Metro Park”
- TV JAPAN On Demand (available May 6-12) with shows like “Natsu” and “CASE CLOSED”
- KOCOWA (available May 13-19) featuring top K-dramas like “The Fiery Priest” and “Love in Sadness”
- Hi-YAH! (available May 20-26) offering Asian action films “Drug War,” “Kung Fu Killer,” and “The Assassin”
- Well Go USA (May 1-31) offering four select free box office hits, “Lost in Thailand,” “The Thieves,” “The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom,” and “The Beauty Inside”
Feast your eyes on over 125 series featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander actors and characters. Here are the top four to check out:
- “The Good Place” (NBC) starring Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto
- “Ballers” (HBO) starring Dwayne Johnson
- “I Feel Bad” (NBC) starring Sarayu Blue
- “Killing Eve” (BBCA) starring Sandra Oh
Game Changer Picks
A collection to celebrate and highlight the works of influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across entertainment, including actors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, and YouTubers. Check out collections of these Game Changers’ favorite movies and then read their exclusive interviews on the Xfinity Asia blog!
- Justin Lin (Director, “Fast & Furious” films; EP, “Warrior”)
- Shannon Lee (President, Bruce Lee Enterprises; EP, “Warrior”)
- Hudson Yang (Actor, “Fresh Off the Boat”)
- Jeff Yang (Culture Writer and Pundit, CNN; “They Call Us Bruce” podcast)
- Chantal Thuy (Actress, “Black Lightning”)
- Gingger Shanker (Musician and composer)
- Simu Liu (Actor, “Kim’s Convenience”)
Night Market Beats
You can’t have a night market without music. Explore the new World Music experience with artist playlists from iHeartRadio and Pandora, music videos from Music Choice and TVK-Pop, and karaoke from Stingray. Choose from genres like K-pop and Bollywood, or listen to Asian American artists like H.E.R., Steve Aoki, Bruno Mars, Norah Jones, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Come back each month when you want to know what to watch. Remember, if you’re unsure, just say “Asian American” into your X1 Voice Remote to discover more Asian American content. There’s more entertainment waiting for you!
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