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2015

HITN partners with Neptuno to bring wireless services to schools and not for profit organizations in Puerto Rico

2014

HITN receives grant from National Grid for renovation of 1st-floor vestibule
Re-opening of ground floor destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
HITN, in collaboration with Aspira, creates, produces and airs PSAs and capsules to help Spanish-speaking adults avoid being victimized by financial fraud
HITN Early Learning Collaborative launches transmedia learning pilots Head Start, public school and private school locations in Puerto Rico
HITN Early Learning Collaborative airs WonderGrove Kids programming

2013

HITN Early Learning Collaborative launches research-based transmedia learning resources for preschoolers and their families at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
HITN opens new studio and office in Washington, D.C.
HITN hosts press conference for Time Warner Cable Business Class Announcement in Brooklyn Navy Yard

2012

HITN production/broadcast facilities destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. HITN ‘dark’ for 13 days
HITN Launches Live show “Dialogo Costa a Costa” to provide local community with information on how to obtain recovery assistance from Hurricane Sandy
HITN collaborates with CLAVES to air 2012 Presidential Elections debate

2010

HITN is awarded a $30 Million Ready to Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education

2008

Launch of Destination Casa Blanca, which provided legislators, staffers and the general public with a Latino perspective on election year issues

2006

Diálogo de Costa a Costa” an original HITN production wins Beacon Award for outstanding community programming

2005

U.S. Media identifies HITN-TV as the number one Hispanic cable service programmer distributed in the United States.
Construction completed on the new HITN-TV facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Charter Communications, Inc. added HITN-TV to its Spanish-language tier, Charter Latino
“Corriente Cultural” an original HITN TV production wins Beacon Award for bringing Hispanic arts and culture to New York City Public Schools
Comcast and HITN reach agreement to make HITN programming available to Comcast customers

2004

DirecTV, Inc., and HITN-TV announce that HITN-TV will join the DirecTV programming lineup
HITN Partners with White House on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Initiative.
DISH Network adds HITN-TV to all three of its Latino programming packages: DISH Latino, DISH Latino Dos, and DISH Latino Max
Construction of the new HITN-TV facility begins at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

2003

HITN-TV named as Official “United Nations Broadcaster Partner”
Banco Popular becomes HITN-TV Programming Partner
HITN-TV is admitted as member of Asociación Televisora Educativa Iberoamericana
Cadbury-Schweppes’ Dentyne signs as first sponsor
HITN-TV obtains Time Warner Cable nationwide “License to Hunt” – begins distribution in NYC metro area, the nation’s largest Hispanic TV market.

2002

HITN-TV acquires newsvan enabling live on-site reporting and coordinated multiple camera event coverage

2000

HITN-TV negotiates distribution to Echostar’s Satellite-based DISH Network on “Americas Top 50” package

1997

HITN receives $12 million grant from New York City Council, New York Mayor’s Office to build Brooklyn Navy Yard telecommunications facility

1996

HITN, Inc. provides Internet service via satellite to schools and libraries throughout Puerto Rico

1993

HITN-TV produces and distributes “Corriente Cultural” to NYC Public School System, sponsored by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

1987

HITN-TV established as Spanish-language educational network airs for the first time through MMDS/Wireless cable as Channel 75

1981

HITN is founded by Jose Luis Rodriguez, who served as board member and chief executive officer until 2014