Kang is responsible for all network distribution and affiliate partnerships for the network, which now counts more than 80 million subscribers. Although minorities have made large strides in the industry, “clearly, we still have a lot of work to do on diversity,” he says, noting that “more belief and resources poured into diversity initiatives and increase support for organizations like NAMIC, KAITZ, AIM and WICT” would be a big step forward.

A February 2018 UCLA study revealed that of the 45 new scripted shows approved for 2017-18 across broadcast, cable and digital platforms, only four were from creators of color, all of whom were black. What is your reaction to this report?
That’s less than 1% of minorities and 0% of nonblack minorities of creators. Clearly, we still have a lot of work to do on diversity.

What’s a recent example of a step forward for diversity in the industry?
“Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” opening No. 1 at the box office.

In what areas should the industry step up its efforts with regard to diversity and inclusion?
More belief and resources poured into diversity initiatives and increase support for organizations like NAMIC, KAITZ, AIM and WICT.

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