redesigned vida y salud website

HITN Relaunches “VIDAYSALUD.COM” With a Wealth of Medical Videos and Articles

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The redesigned Vida y Salud website combines the latest generation technology with new features to promote health and wellbeing among Spanish-speaking families

Brooklyn, NY – HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to families in more than 44 million households across the United States, announced the relaunch of its Spanish-language health website www.VidaySalud.com. The online resource, which currently has more than 8 million visitors a year and sends out more than 2 million newsletters a month, has been redesigned to incorporate more digital content in dynamic and entertaining ways. The new site now features more than 1,000 videos and 5,000 articles about health, wellbeing and medical topics.

Since HITN took control of www.VidaySalud.com last year, we have worked hard to completely redesign the site to make it easier to navigate, add new functions and services, and significantly increase its video offering,” explained Maximiliano Vaccaro, HITN’s Director of Digital Services. “Nowadays most Internet traffic occurs on mobile devices, and in recognition of that fact we have taken care to offer the best possible experience on smaller screens.”

To improve search capabilities and visuals on mobile devices, the redesigned site implements a new and advanced video platform. It also features new sections and hundreds of larger-format images, as well as live interviews and a directory of health services in the United States and Latin America. In addition, one whole section is designed to complement HITN’s weekly television show, Vida y Salud.

The editorial director of www.VidaySalud.com is health expert Aliza A. Lifshitz, who also hosts the successful Vida y Salud television block that airs weekly on HITN. “Doctora Aliza” is a consultant for HealthDay en Español, a health news service that appears on more than a dozen websites, including a number of US government sites.

I am excited to join HITN in supporting the evolution and modernization of the Vida y Salud website. I have dedicated many years to this resource, and seeing it grow and become an online tool for reliable and practical health information at the service of Spanish-speaking families gives me great personal and professional satisfaction,” Doctora Aliza commented.

Coming soon to www.VidaySalud.com are more than 1,000 original videos about health topics and even more new functions, such as a support service and live chats. The site will also add a section on prenatal and newborn care.

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

(Español) HITN and TV Azteca co-produce Vida y Salud

HITN and TV Azteca Co-Produce More Than 200 Hours of “Vida y Salud” Content

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The series will air on HITN in the US and on TV Azteca International networks in Latin America, as well as on the www.VidaySalud.com website 

Brooklyn, NY HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to families in more than 44 million households across the United States via Pay TV providers, announced an agreement with TV Azteca International to co-produce more than 200 hours of the television block “Vida y Salud.”  The programming will premiere in the United States on HITN on Monday, January 14.

“Vida y Salud” will air in two-hour episodes every morning from Monday through Friday in the United States on HITN, and in Latin America on AZ Mundo, a TV Azteca International Pay TV network. Segments of the program on specific topics will also be available for the global market via the new Spanish-language health website www.VidaySalud.com.

Vida y Salud” is an important brand for HITN.  For more than two years, we have been presenting a daily programming block with carefully selected content designed to help US Hispanic audiences make healthful lifestyle choices. By producing our own program we are taking the brand to the next level, generating specialized content that covers the topics of most interest to our viewers,” explained Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services at HITN.  “US Hispanics have high rates of chronic illnesses associated with unhealthful lifestyle habits, so HITN has made it part of its mission to provide them with the information they need to make a change for the better.

For TV Azteca International, this co-production partnership with HITN is a great opportunity to join forces on a high-quality product that makes an enormous contribution to the health and wellbeing of Latinos,” commented Patricia Jasín, Vice President of TV Azteca International. “Without doubt, this is just the beginning of a productive relationship for both of our companies.  The international distribution arm of TV Azteca will represent the program for licensing around the world, expanding our audience even further.

Vida y Salud” is based on the brand and website developed by the well-known medical presenter Doctora Aliza.  In the new series, interviews with invited medical experts cover issues such as nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, pregnancy and infant care, presented with clear and accessible explanations.  Filmed at the TV Azteca studios in Mexico City, the series is hosted by Gabriela Quiroga and Ericsson Espitia, with Laura Masnatta as executive producer.

On the same day that the new program premieres on HITN, the network will unveil its newly redesigned “Vida y Salud” website, www.VidaySalud.com.  Featuring information about more than 5,000 medical topics, the new site incorporates more video content than ever, presented in Spanish in a dynamic and entertaining style.

TV AZTECA
TV Azteca is one of the world’s largest producers of Spanish-language television programming.  It operates four television networks with national coverage in Mexico: Azteca uno, oriented toward women; Azteca 7, which targets young audiences; adn40, the first national open TV network with 24-hours a day news; and a+, which offers viewers around the country differentiated programming in each state, with locally produced news and sports programs.  TV Azteca International also has four Pay TV networks (AZ Mundo, AZ Corazón, AZ Clic and AZ Cinema), reaching more than 118,647,183 people around the world.  In addition, TV Azteca International distributes an ample catalogue of content it has produced over its 25-year history.

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 Ends Year With Largest Growth in Viewership

HITN Ends Year With Largest Growth in Viewership

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HITN continues to grow in viewership in 2018 with meteoric growth that has increased viewership by over 118% versus viewership in 2017.

The Chart below shows how our ratings have grown in 2018.

Our new show “Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill” is one of the most popular shows on HITN TV with an average audience of 50,000 live viewers per episode. Other popular shows include Planeta Helado, Arabia Salvaje and Centro Medico.

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 Nominated for 2018 Promax

HITN Nominated for 2018 Promax US Hispanic Awards

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HITN is very proud to have been nominated four times for the PROMAX BDA US HISPANIC awards. This is the industry’s most prestigious recognition that honors the best in graphic design, on-air promotion, and corporate identity. HITN was nominated twice in the category of Image Promo and also two times in the category of Funniest Promo. The award ceremony will take place November 14, 2018, at the New World Center in Miami.

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 Premieres Mundo Salvaje With Ron Magill

HITN Premieres Mundo Salvaje With Ron Magill

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This exciting original production will be hosted by the popular wildlife expert, Ron Magill of Zoo Miami 

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 the premiere of its new original production Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill.’ This new show will feature never-before-seen footage of some of the world’s most exotic animals and is dedicated to raising awareness among Hispanic families of the importance of species conservation and the respect for wildlife.

Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill will air every Monday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Pacific starting October 1st as part of HITN’s Tu Planeta programming block.

Ron Magill is the popular wildlife expert best known for appearing on the iconic Spanish-language variety program, Sabado Gigante for over 25 years. Additionally, Magill has made appearances on television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and on several documentaries for the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Magill has won five Emmy Awards for his work on nature documentary programs. Today, Magill is the Communications Director for Zoo Miami.

Mundo Salvaje” provides a fascinating opportunity for families to watch and enjoy together the wonders of wildlife, while also learning about the amazing natural world in which we live in,” said Ron Magill. “I am honored and excited to be able to present these stories using some of the most stunning wildlife images ever captured. I am also thrilled to be part of this project along with HITN so together we can present these wonderful stories, with exclusive, never-before-seen footage.

The first season of Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill has 10 episodes that feature an impressive array of images presented for the first time on television. The stunning visuals are accompanied by insightful and entertaining narration by Magill, who leads viewers on a surprising new adventure each week.

For the show’s premiere, HITN will air an episode titled, “Animal Attraction,” which is full of fun and educational curiosities that allow viewers to discover the powerful and sometimes unpredictable instincts that govern many of the world’s species. Titles of the following episodes on this ten-part series include: “Venomous Animals,” “Hunt or Die,” and “Animal Geniuses.

Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill is produced by HITN in collaboration with Zoo Miami and Off the Fence production, a leading nature content production company in Europe.

As one of the world’s greatest zoos, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world. Visitors are invited to enjoy the Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, bald eagles, a Florida panther and more impressive Florida natives. Guests can slide along otters, come face to face with bears, crawl through a tunnel in the crocodile exhibit, float along the Lostman’s River “airboat” ride, play in the Cypress Landing Playground and more!

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

Centro Medico en TITN TV

HITN Continues to Offer Content Relevant to the Health and Wellbeing of Hispanic Families With ‘Centro Medico’

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As a kick-off to the premiere of ‘Centro Medico’ Season 2, the network will host a contest where the winners will be given the opportunity to meet the cast and crew in Madrid.

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 the network premiere of Season Two of ‘Centro Médico’ starting on September 17th.  The first season of the program, which airs as part of HITN’s “Vida y Salud” block, will be presented in a marathon session that starts at 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT, on September 15th.

Since its launch, our health and wellbeing block has met with great popularity among our audience, demonstrating the need for programming designed to inform the public about health topics, particularly those that reflect the interests and concerns of the Spanish-speaking community in the U.S.,” remarked Guillermo Sierra, Managing Director for Television and Digital Services at HITN.

‘Centro Médico’ is a docudrama set in a hospital that recreates medical cases and provides simple to understand medical explanations to issues that are relevant to the network’s audience. Viewers are entertained with dramatizations of common medical issues while also receiving valuable information about different conditions, diagnoses and treatments. Season One of Centro Médico’ was a hit for HITN; based on Nielsen figures, the network’s viewership increased by more than 154% in the last year during the show’s timeslot, making it one of HITN’s five most-watched programs.

‘Centro Médico’ offers a unique approach to health topics,” said Erika Vogt-Lowell, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at HITN. “The widespread acceptance and viewership it has received on our network demonstrate a preference among Spanish-speakers for our high-quality content focused on health care. The show has an appealing format that both informs and entertains while peaking viewers’ curiosity about topics important to the health and wellbeing of Hispanic families.

Starting Saturday, September 15th, HITN will air 32 hours of first season of ‘Centro Medico.’. During the show’s marathon, viewers will be presented with clues to enter a contest to win a trip to Madrid, Spain to meet cast and crew of the hit program.

A production of Spain’s RTVE, ‘Centro Médicoairs on HITN in the U.S and Puerto Rico, Monday to Friday at  3:00 p.m. Eastern / 12:00 p.m. Pacific.

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 Launch of Notiséis 360, A New Collaborative News Platform for WIPR

The Launch of Notiséis 360, A New Collaborative News Platform for WIPR

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The governor, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, along with First Lady Beatriz Rosselló, announced the premiere of Notiséis 360, a new multimedia news platform for the Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting (WIPR).

The new proposal, which will include local and international news, analysis, sports, and weather – will use hi-tech as part of this new space and will broadcast via television, radio, Internet and social networks.

We congratulate the WIPR team for acquiring the tools necessary to stay ahead in the media community. Together with the committed team that heads the corporation, we trust that it will be a project that will yield extremely positive results in the news field, both nationally and internationally,“said the Chief Executive.

For his part, the president of WIPR, Rafael Batista, explained that the media space – which will begin broadcasting at the end of September – will become the programmatic backbone of the public station.

We are proud to be able to rescue this informatic space that will have a first-rate human and technology team. To frame this space, a modern 360-degree screen background was designed, the only one in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, which will be the focal point of the concept, all made by Puerto Rican hands,“added Batista.

President and CEO Michael D. Nieves emphasized that the undertaking had his enthusiastic support, adding “We are proud to once again partner with WIPR, in yet another effort to help Puerto Rico overcome post-Maria obstacles.

In addition, it will also be a platform for the latest in the situation of Puerto Ricans worldwide in various topics of interest, from politics, art, science, and culture, to lifestyle, among others.

Notiséis 360 will have an informative network of collaboration, with correspondents in different parts of the world, among them, RTVC channel in Colombia; Channel 44 in Guadalajara, Mexico; Alliance, IBTV of Spain; State Radio and Television System (SERTV) of Panama; Channel 6 of Nicaragua; and Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) in New York, US.

José Hernández Vélez, Director of Operations for HITN in Puerto Rico, who participated in the launch event, added: “This effort is a continuation of a collaborative agreement between WIPR and HITN, which, since the beginning of 2017, has been strengthened with various initiatives. Under this agreement, WIPR will be able to make use of the HITN studio in Washington DC, to conduct interviews in the Federal Capital and disseminate information to the Hispanic and Puerto Rican communities. In addition, HITN will provide news content to WIPR through their newscast.

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 Original Productions is proud to present MUNDO SALVAJE with Ron Magill

HITN Original Productions is proud to present MUNDO SALVAJE with Ron Magill

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In this exciting new program, the popular conservationist and wildlife photographer introduces the audience to unknown and fascinating facts about animals throughout the world.

This program is produced by HITN in collaboration with Zoo Miami, and Off the Fence, one of the most important Nature content production companies in Europe.

See a trailer here.

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

Puerto Rico Contigo

HITN Presents A New Program About Puerto Rico’s Economic Recovery With New Series: Puerto Rico Contigo

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Brooklyn HITN TV the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million households across the United States through TV cable providers, will launch its new series, Puerto Rico Contigo on July 1st.

Puerto Rico Contigo, our new show on HITN, was created to share the stories of recovery on the island told by Puerto Ricans who endured and survived Hurricane Maria,” said Michael D. Nieves, President and CEO of HITN. “Each episode has exclusive interviews with the Puerto Ricans who are committed to the island’s recovery and are making a difference on the island.

This original programming has roots in a one-hour special HITN aired shortly after Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico. Soon after the special aired, HITN engaged in a variety of relief efforts for the island. The Brooklyn-based cable channel helped secure shipping containers for the community of New York City and Hartford, Connecticut so cases of bottled water, batteries, canned foods, and clothing could be sent to Puerto Rico. “HITN also purchased and installed water filters in schools located in Vieques,” added Nieves.

Today, months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, HITN wants to highlight all the progress being made by local government officials, civil organizations, private companies, small and medium companies, local non-for-profits, foundations and civil entities about the island’s economic recovery. Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation (WIPR) will showcase the program on Sunday, July 1st at 10:00 p.m. EST, with a rebroadcast of the thirteen half-hour episodes of the series every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST.

The President for WIPR, Rafael Batista said, “Puerto Rico Contigo will be HITN’s very first production that will air regularly in WIPR. For us is key to collaborate with HITN not only showcasing this special program, but in the future with similar co-productions that help present Puerto Rico’s real economic situation. It is very important because we want to reach to the big Puerto Ricans community living in USA. We are very pleased to see that with this presentation of Puerto Rico Contigo, the partnership between both networks will be finally materialize, sharing the common vision to inform and offer educational and entertainment content“.

José Hernández, General Manager of HITN Puerto Rico said, “After the initial emergency response process caused by Hurricane Maria, the government, the private sector, public institutions such as the Chamber of Commerce and local non-for-profits, started shifting from the recovery efforts to try to incentivize local small businesses and the economic sector. It’s important to accentuate the resiliency of the local businessmen and women and the overall positive effect that the dissemination of these stories will have on the economic recovery of the Island,Hernández added, “We’d like to highlight that, regardless of the hardship due to the situation in the island, there are many initiatives and local companies with strong and creative business plans in place that will help them to get over all obstacles in their way to the economic recovery.

The program Puerto Rico Contigo features thirteen 30-minute episodes, which capture a message of strength and stories of hope and economic recovery told by the people who endured and survived the Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Contigo is scheduled to air through WIPR, Channel 6, every Sunday at 10:00 p.m. EST, with a rebroadcast every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, starting next Sunday July,1st .

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

Nuevo App de HITN TV

HITN Launches New Digital Entertainment App

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Starting this month, subscribers will be able to enjoy HITN’s TV Everywhere and VOD offering on their mobile devices and Apple TV, making the channel the first Hispanic Pay TV network in the US to feature this service

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 launch of a new app that will enable subscribers to access its authenticated TV Everywhere and VOD services whenever and wherever they choose on devices with an Internet connection. The HITN app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and Google Play and will be available to subscribers of most leading US Pay TV providers starting this June.

 

The new HITN app makes us the first Hispanic Pay TV network to give its subscribers the opportunity to enjoy their favorite content whenever and wherever they want, on both their mobile devices and Apple TV,” said Guillermo Sierra, Managing Director for Television and Digital Services at HITN. “At the same time, it reaffirms our commitment to offer our affiliated operators value added services adapted to the digital consumption patterns of US Hispanic audiences.

The app will allow network subscribers to access HITN’s linear network and more than 200 hours of VOD content, including entertainment and informative programs such as Tu Planeta; spectacular nature documentaries; hit shows like Top Gear and Centro Médico; news programs such as En Foco con Neida Sandoval and Mundo CNET con Poncho de Anda; the Vida y Salud block, hosted by Doctor Aliza and oriented toward promoting the health and well- being of Hispanic families; and, of course, HITN specials and original productions.

The new app is a natural step in HITN’s digital evolution. It complements our traditional television offering with innovative digital tools that meet the needs of contemporary audiences,” said Maximiliano Vaccaro, Director of Digital Services at HITN.We are confident that the app will help strengthen our positioning as the only network in the market that offers Hispanic families useful and entertaining content and tools for improving their quality of life in the United States, and staying connected and informed through programming in their own language.” And added that, “The HITN app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. It will also be available on Apple TV, making it the first Spanish-language Pay TV app offered on this leading platform.

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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