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Hitn participates in reading initiative april 23

HITN Participates In Reading Initiative in Brooklyn and Puerto Rico

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HITN participated in an initiative designed to encourage 6 to 10 year old students to read. The reading initiative kicked off with a book drive organized by students and teachers at P.S./I.S. 045 Horace E. Greene in Brooklyn, NYC. Parents, local businesses, and HITN all donated books to the book drive. Afterwards, the students were asked to share half of all the donated books with a needy school identified by the students. The students from P.S./I.S. 045 Horace E. Greene collected over 250 books, and they choose to sent half to the students at Rafael Cordero Elementary School in Catano, Puerto Rico, due to the hardships their town endured after Hurricane Maria. Picture above is the staff from Rafael Cordero Elementary School with members from HITN’s office in Puerto Rico.

Photo from left to right: Karina Gonzalez, Amarilis Alvarado, from the Rafael Cordero in Cataño, and HITN’s Yanira Melendez, Sylvia Lopez Toledo and Jose Hernandez.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

HITN Young Filmmakers Win In Competition In Puerto Rico

HITN, The Casa Cortés Foundation, And The Young Filmmakers Program Presented “Pintando Con el Corazón, in the 5th Annual Ponte Los Cortos Competition

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HITN, The Casa Cortés Foundation, and The Young Filmmakers Program presented “Pintando con el Corazón, in the 5th Annual Ponte los Cortos Competition 15 young people participated in this innovative digital cinematography program

San Juan, Puerto Rico – HITN, the leading Spanish channel that offers educational and entertainment programming to more than 44 million homes throughout the United States, has joined the sociocultural and educational effort of the Casa Cortés Foundation and its artistic workshops summer program aimed at young people for the second time. In July 2018, the Jóvenes Cineastas (Young Filmmakers) Program, 15 young people between 12 and 18 years old participated; most of them public school students, with scarce resources and residents in the communities near Old San Juan.

Jóvenes Cineastas is a learning program with real experiences whose aim is to improve the digital literacy skills of the participants while they produce an original film creation project. “This past summer every young person worked directly in all aspects of Pre, Post and Production of a short film. In just 3 weeks these young people created a short film entitled Pintando con el Corazón, a work of excellence with a message that touches the heart,” said Yanira Meléndez, Manager of Funded Initiatives in HITN Puerto Rico and in charge of the program. She also expressed, “We were nominated in three categories: Best Cinematography, Best Executive Production and Best Lead Actor. We received the Joyas (Jewels) Prize at the 2019 Fest. We are proud of the work done by these young people and their teacher.

The Casa Cortés Foundation has offered creative workshops by prominent Puerto Rican artists since July 2015. Young people participate thanks to scholarships granted by different companies, organizations and citizens, and a unique gesture by this prestigious Foundation. “It honors us immensely that, HITN, a prestigious institution, supported this effort. Your support allowed us to expand our workshops for young people, which seeks to enrich and strengthen their cognitive abilities, as well as the stimulation of their creative thinking, curiosity and discipline through the learning of various art techniques“, said the Executive Director Adelisa González-Lugo.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

Los Barrenderos del Pueblo

HITN Participates in Tribute to Puerto Rican Veterans “Los Barrenderos Del Pueblo”

By HITN

On Friday, April 12, a tribute to “Los Barrenderos del Pueblo,”(Street Sweepers) took place in Guayama, Puerto Rico’s Town Plaza, organized by Sergeant Major José García, founder of “Project Give Back“. The event honored a group of US Armed Forces veterans who helped in the removal of debris after Hurricane Maria and continue to provide assistance in the cleaning of several municipalities throughout the island, long after the atmospheric event.

The activity began with a extravagant domino and music tournament and concluded with a recognition to “Los Barrenderos del Pueblo”, the participation of an Honor Guard, and the singing of the national anthems of Puerto Rico and the United States by the Fountain Christian School and Mr. Wilfredo Vinas, member of the Puerto Rico’s Soccer Hall of Fame.

The event also served to inform veterans how to register for assistance, because after the Hurricane, many of them could not access medical treatment clinics, as they were not correctly registered with the Veterans Affairs office.

Eduardo Cintrón, the Hon. Mayor of the Municipality of Guayama, and Michael Nieves, HITN’s CEO were present for the event. As well, Attorney José Hernández, Director of Operations, Yanira Meléndez, Director of Funded Initiatives, and Sylvia Toledo, Manager, Sales and Marketing attended as HITN-PR. HITN filmed the event and will produce an episode of “Voces” to be aired soon.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

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WIPR Announces New Programming From HITN

By HITN

On Wednesday, March 27, WIPR held a press conference to announce its’ block of HITN-branded programming which aired on April 1, 2019, and will run until August of this year. At this press conference, WIPR President Eric G. Delgado Santiago spoke about the programming, joined by José Hernández Vélez, HITN-Puerto Rico’s Operations Manager. This programming adds educational, informative and entertaining content on a weekly basis. HITN founded almost 40 years ago by Puerto Ricans, has deep roots in Puerto Rico, and has had an office in San Juan for over 25 years.

Michael D. Nieves, President and CEO of HITN, indicated his enthusiasm for the collaboration between both stations, stating that “the two channels, WIPR and HITN, share the same mission: to promote informative, educational and cultural content with the Spanish-speaking audience in and out of Puerto Rico. I am convinced the HITN block of programming will resonate with the viewers of WIPR.

Eric G. Delgado of WIPR, stated: “WIPR constantly seeks to broaden its offering quality content to our audience, becoming in this manner, an alternative. This agreement with our fraternal station HITN, permits an increase in programming hours which we can be sure will appeal to our audience.

Through this collaboration, HITN provides documentary series and award-winning shows such as Tu Planeta, En Foco con Neida Sandoval, Vida y Salud with Dr. Aliza, and CNET World. This allows WIPR, at no cost, to introduce some of the HITN’s innovative broadcasting to its viewing audience.

It is worth mentioning that both stations have partnered in the past on various projects. In 2017, HITN agreed to permit WIPR access to our studio in Washington DC, for transmission and to conduct interviews. More recently, HITN produced and transmitted 13 episodes of ‘Puerto Rico Contigo’, which informed viewers about the efforts by private industries, the government, civil institutions, and non-profit organizations, as well as advance Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria and it’s economic well being.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

Vida y Salud Health Fair

Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith Brings Vida y Salud Health Fair to Orlando

By HITN

As seen on TV, the Vida y Salud Health Fair will educate and energize

Brooklyn, NY — Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-49) is on a serious health-kick—merging the resources of two powerhouse organizations — Spectrum and HITN Television — to deliver to the community of Orange County the first-ever visit of the Vida y Salud Health Fair on Saturday, February 23rd.

The Vida y Salud Health Fair is the totally free, family-friendly event created by HITN Television to further the mission of its health and wellness program block of a similar name, Vida y Salud Television. The program block, which is hosted by celebrity health expert, Dra. Aliza, aims to educate Hispanics on the importance of taking care of their physical, emotional and mental health.

Representative Smith, an important advocate for healthcare in Central Florida, worked closely with Spectrum TV, the second largest cable operator and leading broadband communications company in the country, and HITN Television, the largest non-commercial Spanish-language network, to bring the Vida y Salud Health Fair to the community.

Research shows how the Hispanic community, for decades, has been an anomaly for the healthcare industry, with the lack of culturally-sensitive content and resources being key to how they form relationships with practitioners. Access to quality health information has been historically limited for Hispanics and there’s a real need for these resources in my district as we’re seen an increasingly growing Latino population. Fortunately, there are many health issues that can be easily prevented and cured by simply developing healthier habits and this fair will serve to inform and educate attendees on a wide variety of health and wellness topics,” said Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith.

This is where HITN, with content that’s specifically created and produced with the Hispanic community in mind, is able to step in and help culminate a health fair that’s intentional and representative of what this under-represented community wants,” added Michael D. Nieves, HITN’s President and CEO. “We’re very happy to be in Orlando, not only to support this community in creating long-lasting, healthy habits, but to also provide them with educational material and content that’s customized to their culture, lifestyle and general needs,” commented Nieves.

Marva Johnson, Vice President, State Government Affairs, Spectrum said, “Charter is happy to partner with HITN to connect Orlando’s Hispanic population to healthcare information and resources. We are committed to empowering and advancing local communities, and the Vida y Salud event is an opportunity to help enhance lives in a lasting way. We are proud to work with partners like HITN to offer an impressive lineup of Spanish-language programming and content that reflects the diversity of our employees, customers and the markets we serve.

The Vida y Salud Health Fair encourages participants to adopt healthy habits through a combination of health screenings and activities, including free blood pressure testing and numerous services for new mothers. The Health Fair will take place at the Acacia Banquet Hall located at 1865 Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32817. The event is a collaborative initiative between HITN and Charter Spectrum Channel 933.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

The Jose R. Nieto Ruíz Studio

HITN Announces The Renaming Of Studio B To The Jose R. Nieto Ruiz Studio

By HITN

To commemorate the almost 40 years of service to HITN by Mr. José Nieto Ruíz, Michael D. Nieves, HITN President, and CEO announced on February 15th, the renaming of “Studio B” to the Jose R. Nieto Ruíz studio. As a distinguished producer and talent for the show “El Autor y Su Obra,” Nieto Ruíz has been a long time presence for HITN viewers, and served as HITN’s first employee. The organization owes him a considerable debt for his years of service that has propelled HITN to its present position.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

The Stand-In Film Crew Visits HITN Studios

“The Stand-In” Film Crew Visits HITN Studios

By HITN

On February 11, 2019, HITN was pleased to house the upcoming film production “The Stand-In” to our studios this week in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The Stand-In, starring Drew Barrymore, was filming right outside our building and when the production took a break, the cast and crew were able to enjoy our studios with coffee, lunch and makeup retouching before they headed out to complete filming.

The Stand-In marks the first time a film production has used HITN’s facilities to assist in their shoot, and as more projects come to the Navy Yard, HITN will continue to take part in various productions in our recently renovated space. To arrange a tour of our studio for rental purposes, please contact Eric Turpin, General Manager of HITN TV at (646) 731-3708

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

HITN was present at Repatriation: A Cultural Exchange Project

HITN was present at Repatriation: A Cultural Exchange Project

By HITN

San Juan, Puerto Rico; January 22, 2019HITN President and CEO Michael D. Nieves, and L. Alejandro Molina, Executive Assistant to the CEO, were present at the opening reception of Repatriation: A cultural exchange project between Chicago and Puerto Rico from January 25, 2019, in the Bertita and Guillermo L. Martínez Gallery at The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (MAPR). Nieves is a Board Member of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (NMPRAC) in Chicago, which co-sponsored the exhibit with MAPR.

During the reception Nieves stated, “This reception is an honor for us. The Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network (HITN) is in 44 million households and is committed to creating bonds of unity between Latinos of all backgrounds and countries.

Nieves continued, “As the largest commercial-free Hispanic network in the United States, we consider our community to be where Latinos are. In Puerto Rico, we donated water filters to provide clean water to residents affected by the flooding and mass destruction of Hurricane Maria. In the Brooklyn Navy Yard, we led the campaign to collect a record-breaking number of coats this holiday season. We lent a helping hand to Parada Tres Reyes Magos de Brooklyn, offering Latino Brooklynites an opportunity to celebrate our rich culture and Nuestra Herencia. We forged a new pre-school educational technology partnership with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center Juan Antonio Corretjer’s childcare and Centro Infantil Consuelo Lee Corretjer in Chicago by donating and conducting staff training for 100+ iPads with over 20 pre-installed children’s bi-lingual, math and other STEM-based apps. Moreover, we continued to offer new, smart content through our channel across the country. As always, HITN is ready to serve and help empower our communities.

Repatriation presents a condensed selection of artists from Puerto Rico based in Chicago, who reside in the city or recently moved from it. It is also the product of the effort and dedication of our friend, Billy Ocasio, director of the NMPRAC, an institution that stands out for highlighting the best of our culture and our values. We are very excited to present the fruits of this valuable partnership for the benefit of the Puerto Rican arts and Puerto Rican artists,” said Marta Mabel Pérez, executive director of the MAPR.

For his part, Billy Ocasio, director of the NMPRAC, added; “Repatriation opens a world of dialogue between the communities of the United States and those of Puerto Rico, helping us to fulfill our national responsibility as a principal organization that influences and connects the arts, culture, and history of the diaspora with the developing generations. We are sending the message that we must support each other, especially after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. We are honored and proud to partner with a great institution such as the MAPR and its Executive Director, Marta Mabel Pérez.

Repatriation was born of a group of artists who mostly belong to the first generation of the second great migration of Puerto Ricans to the United States, in this case, Chicago. Bibiana Suárez, Cándida Álvarez, Edra Soto, Javier Bosques, José Lerma, Josué Pellot, Luis Rodríguez Rosario, Nora Maité Nieves, Omar Velázquez and Oscar Luis Martínez make up the group of artists that are part of this exhibition. The objective is to highlight the contemporary Puerto Rican artists’ practice from Chicago in Puerto Rico to open new artistic dialogues between both communities.

Repatriation cannot be conceived without a diaspora. At present, the word ‘diaspora’ has acquired a general meaning in reference to the forced relocation of people outside their country of origin to foreign countries. A crucial aspect of the diaspora is the desire to return and to recreate the lost homeland. It is this yearning that is at the core of the concept of ‘diaspora.’ The diaspora is deeply rooted in the homeland, even if one stays away from it. Repatriation, therefore, is the return of someone to their own country. It is also the return of art or cultural heritage to their country of origin,” said Bianca Ortiz Declet, curator of the exhibition.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

vida y salud yoga fair

HITN and Altice Partner to Host Yoga Event

By HITN

On January 19th, HITN co-hosted its very first Vida y Salud Yoga Fair at the Optimum Experience Center located in the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in New Jersey.

In partnership with Optimum by Altice, the Vida y Salud Yoga Fair was open to shoppers, to encourage them towards a healthier and happier lifestyle through Yoga. Mall shoppers participated in a free 10-minute Yoga session to learn yoga techniques for beginners. All participants were able to take a free yoga mat to practice what they learned at home. Additionally, they download the HITN streaming app to watch more of our Vida y Salud episodes.

Vida y SaludTM is the largest permanent online source of science-based health information in Spanish. It includes Salud de A a Z, Harvard Medical School’s database of symptoms, illnesses and treatments, and with original content created especially for the Hispanic community, updated daily. Every month, it has more than 2.5 million unique users, sends emails to over 6 million subscribers, and interacts with more than 600,000 followers on social media.

About Altice USA
Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephone services, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

HITN Supports High School Studying Design with Free Tech

HITN Supports High School Studying Design with Free Tech

By HITN

HITN’s commitment to education was brought to life at a recent event in Miami with the presentation of free iPads to students at Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), one of the most prestigious public art schools in the nation. DASH is currently among the top 25 high schools across the country and number 2 in all of Florida.

The iPads will be used by architecture students in their design classes.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

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