Founded in 1976, LA18 KSCI-TV is Los Angeles’ #1 Asian-language TV station bringing news and entertainment, in multiple languages, to the largest U.S. Asian market – composed of over 2.5 million Asian consumers. LA18 produces and airs 9 local shows: daily local news and variety shows in Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog. LA18’s over-the-air signal covers 5.6 million TV households in the Los Angeles DMA. LA18 is also a must-carry local station on cable and satellite systems in the L.A. DMA. In 2008, LA18 became the first U.S. station to multicast in various Asian languages on digital sub-channels. One of its premier digital channels is the 24/7 Chinese-language channel, LA18.8 DT, that is carried on cable basic tier (Charter, Cox, Time Warner, Verizon FiOS) as well as free over-the-air.