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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

Brooklynites Get a Helping Hand This Winter From Local Businesses

By HITN

TN TV and other businesses within the Brooklyn Navy Yard work together to collect coats for those in need Brooklyn, NY

HITN, the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States that offers educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million households across the country, partnered with New York Cares, the non-profit organization known for its’ annual coat drives and other efforts that directly improves the lives of underserved individuals in New York City, to collect coats for those in need in the downtown area of Brooklyn. Additionally, for the last three years, HITN has successfully recruited other tenants within the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) to participate in the coat drive. This year’s goals were to increase the number of participating tenants and to double the amount of collected coats. “HITN is proud to have led this coat drive along with the Brooklyn Navy Yard and other yard tenants, we came close to doubling the number of coats we collected for a grand total of 240 coats. We want to thank all the businesses that participated. It’s efforts such as this that make the Brooklyn Navy Yard a true community,” said Michael D. Nieves, President, and CEO of HITN.It felt so good to contribute to the HITN Coat Drive this year. Being able to give back locally knowing that someone in need is the recipient is an awesome feeling. I look forward to participating next year,” said Kyiesha Kelly, Owner of Hip Hop Closet. DAZN USA just launched in September, so we were thrilled to participate in the 2018 coat drive by giving back to the various NYC communities during the Holiday Season. We look forward to collaborating with our Brooklyn Navy Yard neighbors in the future on other developmental endeavors,” said LaShonda Holmes, Production Coordinator for DAZN USA.We love being a part of the New York Cares Donate-A-Coat initiative because every year it enables us to help our fellow New Yorkers that are less fortunate,” said Danielle Albertz, Marketing Manager for Duggal. In previous years HITN has worked with the BNY, New Lab and Duggal, in their effort to raise coats. This year HITN added four new partners to aid in the effort: Hip Hop Closet, City Scaled, MEDIAPRO, and DAZN USA. “We are proud to support New York Cares and our longtime tenant HITN in their annual coat drive for the third year running. I am very glad to see this year’s involvement grow with several additional Yard tenants participating. We look forward to next year’s drive and continuing our commitment to our internal and external community partners.” said David Ehrenberg, President of Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.

HITN TV and other businesses within the Brooklyn Navy Yard work together to collect coats for those in need.

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

Happy Three Kings Day

By HITN

As this year comes to an end, I want to thank our loyal viewing audience, supporters, HITN employees in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico for contributing to our successes this year, which, among others, includes the following:

  • The launch of the Cleo y Cuquin family kits and apps which are available at the App Store, Google Play, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
  • The expansion of our Brooklyn Navy Yard office from 21,000 sq. ft to 31,000 sq. ft.
  • In Puerto Rico, HITN has reached out to 26 municipalities after Hurricane Maria
    distributing water filters, solar lamps, and educational technology, as we continue to build our relationships.
  • At HITN TV, we’re ending December with our highest ratings of the year!

Thank you for your loyalty to HITN. I would like to extend my personal and deep appreciation for each and every one of your valuable contributions to our organization. We’re proud to have you all with us.

Our best wishes and happiness to you and your families as we all look forward to a successful 2019!

Happy Three Kings Day! Sincerely yours,

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

Manifest visits HITN’s Studios

Manifest visits HITN’s Studios

By HITN

HITN was proud to welcome the NBC hit Freshman series, Manifest to our studios. The series was shooting an episode nearby HITN studios and took advantage of our renovated space to welcome the crew and cast as they took a break from the frigid conditions outside. Their visit marks the first time a network television show has utilized the HITN studios.

In addition to keeping the cast and crew warm during breaks in the production, the cast and crew were able to relax with a little food and receive a touch up from their make-up artist. The cast and crew of Manifest were so pleased with the facility; they informed us they would return when they are shooting new episodes in 2019.

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

Get Your First Christmas Gift

HITN Joins the Event “Get Your First Christmas Gift”

By HITN

On Wednesday, December 12, the mayor of Comerio, the Honorable Josian Santiago accompanied by his team and the director of communications, Dianna Torres-Diaz, made it possible to give gifts to the children of Comerio during this Christmas season. Assisting in this effort were General Manager, José Hernández, Funded Initiatives Manager, Yanira Meléndez from the HITN Puerto Rico office, and L. Alejandro Molina, from the New York headquarters of the TV channel HITN. Also in attendance were the attorney, Carmen Hernández, and her sister, Evelyn Hernández, both from Chicago.

A group of children’s characters, musicians and pleneros accompanied the mayor and his guests as they visited public schools of Comerio, where toys were given to all the children. Great smiles and happiness radiated throughout the schools by the children as the toys were distributed at the following schools:

  • Oscar Porrata Doria School Specialized in Languages
  • Inés María Mendoza Elementary School Montessori Program,
  • Claudio Ferrer Cotto Elementary School,
  • Luis Muñoz Marín Middle School,
  • Ramón Alejandro Ayala Middle School,
  • Maria School del Carmen Santiago Middle School
  • The Preschool Paraíso Infantil Program, where there is also an iPad program sponsored by HITN.

Mayor Josian Santiago thanked the HITN channel and its president and CEO, Michael D. Nieves, and the Hernández sisters for supporting this tremendous municipal initiative that has been carried out for the past years for the purpose of assuring that every child from Comerio has a gift in Christmas.

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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