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Edye Receives Certification from KidSAFE Seal Program

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Brooklyn, NY, Monday, September 20, 2021 – HITN proudly announced that EDYE, its premium SVOD preschool service has officially been certified by the KidSAFE + COPPA Seal Program. The KidSAFE Seal Program is an independent safety certification service and seal-of-approval program designed exclusively for children-friendly websites and technologies, including kid-targeted game sites, educational services, virtual worlds, social networks, mobile apps, tablet devices, and other similar interactive services and technologies. The KidSafe Seal program www.kidsafeseal.com as an FTC approved COPPA certification is one of the highest standards of online safety and privacy certifications that prioritizes the safety children. EDYE is a premium SVOD service that offers smart entertainment for children ages 2 to 6 and provides access to a mix of carefully curated content from the most important preschool programming producers from around the world.

“We are incredibly proud of the recognition EDYE has received with the KidSAFE+/COPPA certification. This reinforces our commitment to provide a children’s service with meaningful entertainment that parents in the United States and Latin America can trust”, said Maximiliano Vaccaro, VP of Digital Services at HITN.

Since its launch in 2019, EDYE has filled an important void of high-quality content provided in a safe environment. EDYE provides parents and preschool-age kids with opportunities to learn in a fun and unique way alongside their most beloved characters anytime, anywhere. With more than 2,500 episodes from over 70 preschool series, EDYE has created a dedicated educational parent guide for every single series, giving caregivers the opportunity to accompany children on their journey of discovery, transforming a passive watching experience, into a more engaging family moment. Children and parents can spend quality time together with their favorite characters such as Heidi, Sarah & Duck, Mölang, Maya the Bee, Sid the Science Kid, Pocoyo, Polly Pocket, and many more. In addition to the robust video content, the service also includes games, activities, and books through its apps and a parent guides section.

About EDYE

EDYE is the first Spanish language premium SVOD/OTT service designed for preschool children and their parents. EDYE is certified by kidSAFE Seal Program and committed to creating a safe space for children to experience high-quality content carefully selected from the most well- known content studios around the globe. Children and parents can find over 70 preschool series from top animated content producers from around the world, bringing together more than 2,500 episodes along with interactive games, books, and parent guides. EDYE is available in the US on the App Store, Google Play, Apple TV, and ROKU. EDYE is available on Claro Video throughout Latin America and in Mexico on Megacable. For more information, visit: https://edye.com/ Follow EDYE on Instagram, Facebook.

EDYE surpasses 1 million paying subscribers in the United States and Latin America

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Brooklyn, NY, July 13, 2021 – HITN announced today that EDYE, its premium SVOD preschool service in Spanish, has surpassed a major milestone, reaching more than 1 million subscribers in the United States and Latin America.

EDYE has a growing distribution through pay TV operators Claro Video (pan regionally) and Megacable (Mexico) and is also available throughout the Americas on Apple mobile devices and Apple TV, Google Play for Android devices and Android TV, ROKU and Amazon Fire.

Edye is an SVOD platform that offers smart entertainment for children ages 2 to 6 and provides access to a mix of carefully curated content from the most important preschool programming producers from around the globe.

Since its launch in 2019, EDYE has filled an important void of high-quality content provided in a safe environment that offers preschool-age kids opportunities to learn in a fun and unique way alongside their most beloved characters like Heidi, Sarah & Duck, Mölang, Maya the Bee, Sid the Science Kid, Pocoyo, Polly Pocket, and many, many more. In addition to video content, the service includes games, activities, and books through its apps.

EDYE offers more than 2,500 episodes of over 70 preschool series and has created educational parent guide for each one of them, allowing caregivers to get involved, break the passive watching experience, create meaningful family moments, and accompany the children in their discovery journey.

“As a non-profit organization, with over 40 years of experience providing educational services to the Hispanic community, HITN was perfectly positioned to create EDYE and to offer parents in the United States and Latin America with a service they can trust to provide their children with meaningful entertainment. We are very excited to know that over a million families can now enjoy it” said Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services at HITN.

For more information, visit edye.com and follow EDYE on facebook, twitter, Youtube and Instagram

About EDYE

EDYE is the first Spanish language premium SVOD/OTT service designed for preschool children and their parents. EDYE is committed to creating a safe space for children to experience high-quality content carefully selected and developed by distinguished psychologists, pediatricians, and educators. Children and parents can find over 70 preschool series from top animated content producers from around the world, bringing together more than 2,500 episodes along with interactive games, books, and parent guides. EDYE is available in the US on the App Store, Google Play, Apple TV, and ROKU. EDYE is available on Claro Video throughout Latin America and in Mexico on Megacable. For more information, visit: https://edye.com/ Follow EDYE on Instagram, Facebook

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the United States and Puerto Rico through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink, Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere app available on Apple, Android, Apple TV, and Roku® with a wired subscription. For more information, visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

Empowering Latinos in Media with HITN & NALIP

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Brooklyn, New York – In an on-going effort to raise awareness to the underrepresentation of Latinos in the media industry, Cine Youth Fest (cineyouthfest.org) and NALIP (https://www.nalip.org/programs) joined forces to promote and bring together a diverse community of creatives to share stories, network, provide resources and reinforce a more inclusive culture both on and off screen. CYF will be featured in NALIP’s Virtual Annual 2021 Media Summit (https://virtual.nalipmediasummit.com/home). The NALIP Media Summit will take place July 19-21 as they aim to educate and boost diverse voices and help creatives, like yourselves, grow within the entertainment industry!

Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest, powered by HITN-TV, America’s only Spanish language television network, invites filmmakers to participate in its virtual film festival. Submission period opens July 19! Films submitted from 1 minute to 30 minutes are officially accepted for the first edition of the Cine Youth Fest to debut from Sept. 18 to Oct. 16, 2021 during Hispanic Heritage month online. Top 5 films will be featured on HITN-TV and on HITN GO – HITN’s entertainment digital APP.

Don’t miss these amazing learning opportunities and send us your story for the chance to win! Prizes: $5,000 GRAND Prize, $2,000 Student Prize and 20 virtual learning courses.

And there’s more! Stay tuned for more information on CYF Young Filmmakers Conference taking place at St. Francis College on September 29, 2021! cineyouthfest.org

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T Uverse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

EDYE is now available on the Roku platform in the U.S. and Latin America

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HITN offers Roku users exclusive premium content for preschool children and parents as of July 9th on the EDYE APP

Brooklyn, NY. July 9, 2021 – HITN-TV announced an agreement with Roku to include EDYE’s educational entertainment programming in the U.S. and Latin America*. EDYE is the first Spanish language premium SVOD subscription service designed for preschool children and their parents. This partnership allows Roku users to access over 70 preschool series from top animated content producers from around the world, anytime and anywhere, offering more than 2,500 episodes along with interactive parent guides that create learning opportunities for families to spend quality time together.

EDYE is committed to creating a safe space for children to experience high-quality content carefully selected and developed by distinguished psychologists, pediatricians, and educators.

We are so happy that EDYE’s content will be included on the Roku platform, which will allow EDYE, Ray, and all his friends like Pocoyo, Polly Pocket, Maya the bee, and Sarah and Pato to reach more families and children in the U.S. and Latin America with our educational and entertainment content,” said Maximiliano Vaccaro, VP of Digital Services at HITN. He added, “Through this partnership, we are strengthening our growth strategy in the region and promoting additional ways of enjoying precious time with the little ones.

As of today, Roku users will be able to download EDYE through The Roku Channel Store to enjoy premium content in Spanish. Roku will also feature EDYE in their Mexico blog to promote the new app and boost engagement for children and the whole family.

*Edye is available on the Roku platform in the U.S, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Mexico.

For more information, visit edye.com

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family.  It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico).  Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere App available on Apple, Android, Apple TV, and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

About EDYE

EDYE is the first Spanish language premium SVOD/OTT service designed for preschool children and their parents. EDYE is committed to creating a safe space for children to experience high-quality content carefully selected and developed by distinguished psychologists, pediatricians, and educators.  Children and parents can find over 70 preschool series from top animated content producers from around the world, bringing together more than 2,500 episodes along with interactive games, books, and parent guides. EDYE is available in the US on the App Store, Google Play, Apple TV, and ROKU. EDYE is available on Claro Video throughout Latin America. For more information, visit:  https://edye.com/  Follow EDYE on Instagram and Facebook

Megacable welcomes EDYE, the first spanish language premium SVOD service for preschoolers

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BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– HITN-TV announced an agreement with Megacable, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Mexico and Latin America to include its new premium Pre-school SVOD service EDYE as part of their XView VOD service. This agreement will allow all Megacable subscribers to access, without additional cost, more than 2,500 episodes of high quality entertaining educational content, 70+ well-known preschool series, along with parent guides and engaging activities targeted for preschoolers ages 2 – 6 starting on July 1, 2021.

EDYE is a safe space for children to engage with high quality content, carefully selected, where they can find more than 70 top preschool series such as Pocoyo, Daniel Tiger, Heidi, Maya the Bee, Sarah and Duck, Polly Pocket, Molang, Sid the Science Kid and more, that bring together more than 2,500 episodes, in addition to hundreds of games and activity books for parents and children to enjoy having fun together. Edye has developed extensive guides for parents, which offer detailed information to better understand what their children are learning by watching the content, as well as activities related to the programs to create memorable family moments and quality time with children.

“We are delighted that EDYE is now included as part of Megacable’s Xview service, which will allow all of their subscribers to enjoy EDYE’s extraordinary educational and entertainment content,” said Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services at HITN. “Through this partnership, we are strengthening our growing presence in Latin America, as we celebrate EDYE’s second anniversary,” Sierra added.

“At Megacable we are committed to bringing the best entertainment experience to our subscribers by bringing valuable content to their homes for the whole family and EDYE is no exception. Parents will be able to enjoy guides that guide them to support the areas of development they want to strengthen in their little ones with the series that this service offers,” said Gerardo Seifert Arriola, Director of Marketing for Megacable.

For more information, visit edye.com and follow EDYE on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the United States and Puerto Rico through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink, Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere app available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a wired subscription. For more information, visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

About MEGACABLE

Megacable Holdings, S.A.B. de C.V., is one of the largest Cable Telecommunications operators in Mexico and LatAm. The Company has presence in 26 states and more than 360 municipalities. As of March 2021, Megacable has more than 3.9 million unique subscribers, including more than 3.5 million broadband subscribers, more than 3.4 million paid TV subscribers, and more than 2.7 million for telephony. Our network extends to more than 63.7 thousand kilometers covering more than 9.0 million homes passed. Megacable has more than 23 thousand employees.

About EDYE

EDYE is the first Spanish language premium SVOD/OTT service designed for preschool children and their parents. EDYE is committed to creating a safe space for children to experience high quality content carefully selected and developed by distinguished psychologists, pediatricians and educators. Children and parents can find over 70 preschool series from top animated content producers from around the world, bringing together more than 2,500 episodes along with interactive games, books and parent guides. EDYE is available in the US on the App Store, Google Play, Apple TV and ROKU. EDYE is available on Claro Video throughout Latin America and in Mexico on Megacable. For more information, visit: https://edye.com/ Follow EDYE on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Conversaciones Among “X”. Film Festivals and Latinx Filmmakers: How to submit the winning entry

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Want to know the secrets of entering and winning film festivals?
Join Cine Youth Fest on Wednesday, June 30th @ 4PM ET to hear how your work can be the next winning film!

Don’t miss “How to submit the winning entry” and tune in wherever you are to ask questions and hear industry experts share tips on how their creative process has won them numerous awards, and hear them breakdown the film submission process with tips on distribution, promotion and taking home the PRIZE!

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

Conversations Among “X” is a film festival initiative produced by HITN

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Conversations Among “X” is a film festival initiative produced by HITN. It’s the perfect place to meet inspiring Latinx creatives like our panelists and moderators! This week’s topic is: Making the Invisible Visible, where we will be bringing our panelists together to talk about Latinx visibility in the industry and their stories. Be sure not to miss our next live panel show on Wednesday, June 9!
Visit cineyouthfest.org for more info.

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER ON “ESTUDIO DC CON GERSON BORRERO”

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Senator Schumer returns to his Brooklyn neighborhood to speak exclusively with Gerson Borrero on a special edition of HITN’s “Estudio DC”

Brooklyn, NY – HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million households across the United States, announced today the upcoming broadcast of a special edition of the network’s political talk show, “Estudio DC con Gerson Borrero” featuring Senate majority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), to air on Thursday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

In a candid conversation with Gerson Borrero, Schumer recalls his origins raised in a humble Jewish family in Brooklyn, speaks openly about his experience in the Capitol attack of January 6, and shares his thoughts on immigration reform, economic recovery plans, and racism which he describes as “the poison in America.”

Referencing the deepening anti-immigrant sentiment across the country and what he refers to as Trump’s policy of blame targeting immigrants, he states that “we have an obligation to push it back down, to speak out strongly.” Schumer especially highlights how important immigrants are to the country’s future and affirms that “there is no better economic engine for America than immigrants.”

Known for his hands-on approach and relentless drive, Schumer has a habit of visiting the 62 counties that make up the state of New York to meet with his constituents and hear from them directly. In this interview, amid today’s health, social and economic challenges, he emphasizes the significance of maintaining the American dream alive for all and “giving people a positive path forward.”

Schumer has been in American politics his entire adult life. In January 2021, he became the first New York-born majority leader in American history and the highest-ranking elected Jewish official ever. When asked about his new leadership role, he says, “it is the hardest job I’ve ever had, but I have more energy and more enthusiasm for it than any job I’ve ever had because it is so important.”

The “Estudio DC” interview with Senator Schumer will be broadcast on the following dates and times:

  • Half-hour special featuring Senator Schumer’s one-on-one interview with Gerson Borrero: Thursday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT. The full-hour episode will be made available on the HITN GO app immediately after the broadcast.
  • Full-hour extended episode presenting Senator Schumer’s biography along with an overview of his work on immigration reform and economic recovery: Sunday, June 13 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT and 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Michael D. Nieves during his visit at HITN in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

About HITN-TV

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

Cine Youth Fest presents Great Stories in Another Genre: STORYTELLING THROUGH MURALS

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How do we tell our stories through art? Tune in for another exciting live panel discussion from Conversations Among X series, ‘Great Stories in Another Genre: Storytelling through Murals’, on Wednesday, May 19th @ 4 pm ET. with Jessie Fuentes and renowned muralists from around the world. Join us as we take a deep dive into shaping narratives and the fascinating connection between filmmaking, our passions, and art.

Don’t miss it! visit cineyouthfest.org for more info.

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISHNetwork, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

HITN and DirectTV Puerto Rico Reach Carriage Deal

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HITN offers DIRECTV viewers in Puerto Rico HITN-TV’s educational and entertainment content by joining DIRECTV Puerto Rico’s platform since March 1st

Brooklyn, NY. March 24, 2021 – HITN TV announced an agreement with DIRECTV Puerto Rico to include HITN-TV’S extensive cultural, educational and entertainment programming in Puerto Rico. This partnership will allow DIRECTV Puerto Rico access to high-quality Spanish language content as of March 1st, 2021 on channel 764.

“We are thrilled that HITN TV’s content will be included on DIRECTV Puerto Rico, which will allow HITN-TV to reach more families with our educational and entertainment content”, said, Eric Turpin, General Manager at HITN. He added, “Through this partnership, we are strengthening our growth strategy on the island.”

“At DIRECTV we are committed to bringing the best entertainment experience to our subscribers by bringing valuable content to their homes for the whole family” said, Belkys Mata, AVP Sales Operations DIRECTV Puerto Rico.

HITN is a leading Spanish-language media network dedicated to advancing the educational, cultural, and socio-economic aspirations of the Hispanic community through the development and distribution of quality, authentic content on television, online, and in the community.

HITN’s content will also be available for DIRECTV Puerto Rico’s subscribers through the digital app HITN GO. DIRECTV Puerto Rico subscribers will be able to enjoy hundreds of hours of HITN-TV content, from educational programs to first rate nature and science documentaries, and health and wellness content. The HITN GO app can be downloaded from Apple’s App store, Google Play, Apple TV and Roku services.

For more information, visit https://hitn.tv/

About HITN

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice, Liberty Cable & Claro (Puerto Rico). Download the “HITN GO” Everywhere App available on Apple, Android, Apple TV and Roku® with a cable subscription. For more information visit: www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.