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HITN Begins The Year With “Around The World” Watch And Win Marathon And Travel Contest

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HITN kicks off the New Year with a watch and win marathon sweepstakes, ‘Vuelta al Mundo’ where viewers can win an all-inclusive trip to a European destination in 2022

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Brooklyn, NY – HITN, offers its viewers the chance to win an all-inclusive trip to a European destination with a one day marathon sweepstakes,Vuelta al Mundo’ on New Year’s Day. Viewers can enter the contest by watching HITN’s Tu Planeta nature programming marathon and entering special codes revealed every hour, starting the first minute of January 1, 2022 through midnight.  The viewer who is first to collect the most codes wins the grand prize.  The contest will also award second and third prizes which include a 40” Television set and Premium HITN Swag bag, respectively.

“We are starting the year with a big bang, knowing that there is a massive appetite for nature programming among Hispanic audiences. HITN’s nature programs are not only exciting and fun to watch, but also allow Spanish speaking parents an opportunity to spend quality time co-viewing with their children,” said Erika Vogt-Lowell, HITN’s Director of Programming and Acquisitions.  This special on-air contest, ‘Vuelta Al Mundo’, is comprised of wildlife content that, spans the globe, featuring episodes from the most popular titles in the Tu Planeta  block including, Africa Salvaje, Tesoros de Asia, Europa Salvaje and Al Descubierto series.

For more information and to register for the sweepstakes visit www.hitn.org/concurso

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 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.

HITN Broadcasts “Vacúnalos” A Special Program Addressing Vaccine Concerns and questions from Hispanic Parents

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Dr. Aliza Lifshitz, ‘Vida Y Saluds’ Editor in Chief; Dr. Marcos Mestre, Nicklaus Children Hospital’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer; and the distinguished professor, Dr. Carlos del Rio, from Emory University’s School of Medicine will provide information on the recently approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, and will answer questions from a group of parents and children on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific).

Brooklyn, NY – HITN, the leading Spanish language network that provides educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million households in the United States, will broadcast Vacúnalos on December 9 at 7 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Times), a special program that will provide comprehensive information on the recently approved (and recommended by the CDC) BioNTech/Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

In this important conversation, the moderator Gaby Quiroga will connect experts located in Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta, who will offer updated information and will chat live with a group of parents and children to address their concerns, doubts and disperse myths about vaccination in children. Some of the questions that will be addressed include: how is the dose for infants from 5 to 11 years old different than for those who are over 12 years of age? How are doses determined when vaccinating children? Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect the growth or development of children?

The group of specialists who will be part of the program is composed of Dr. Aliza Lifshitz, editorial director of Vida y Salud, recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics; Dr. Marcos Mestre, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami; and Dr. Carlos del Rio, professor at Emory University in Atlanta in the division of infectious diseases, who during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a leader locally and nationally, doing research, developing policies, writing scientific publications and making media appearances.

HITN will broadcast the one-hour special on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Times), featuring a rerun on Sunday December 12 at 11 a.m. (Eastern and Pacific Times). During the program’s broadcasts, Vida y Salud‘s team of medical advisors will be online to answer questions from the public via text chat.

For more information about Vacúnalos, visit: https://hitn.tv/vacunalos/

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 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.

¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest Announces 2021 Award Winners

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Month-long festival celebrating emerging Latinx filmmakers concludes with ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest Awards Show

BROOKLYN, NY¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest, a month-long virtual film festival presented during Hispanic Heritage Month and launched by HITN-TV to celebrate and support emerging Latinx filmmakers, announced this year’s award-winning films at an online event hosted on cineyouthfest.org.

“I Am Soil Breaking Off,” produced and directed by Paloma Sierra, a Puerto Rican writer, educator, and curator from San Juan, Puerto Rico, won the festival’s $5000 grand prize. The short film based on a poem written by Sierra shares a metaphor about national identity and migration presented through a mangrove seed and its journey through the ocean. Sierra’s work combines music, lyricism, and translation; and often centers on the Hispanic population in the United States.

“As a born-and-raised Puerto Rican who has also lived in the diaspora, I am well aware of the tensions between those who live on the island and outside of it. As Puerto Ricans, we often sing our lungs out, saying “Yo sería borincano aunque naciera en la luna,” yet fail to put this belief into practice,” Sierra said. “I wrote, directed, and produced the video poem “I Am Soil Breaking Off” in response to this reality. It is my hope that, in the future, we can acknowledge that Puerto Ricans can exist, thrive, and grow both in our beautiful island and outside of it.”

“Doble Cultura,” chosen as the student prize winner, is directed by 22-year-old Chicana filmmaker from Windsor, California, Yessenia Sanchez, who received a $2,000 scholarship. This film centers on Marisol, a 12-year-old serving as a translator for her family because of her status as the sole English speaker in her household. It highlights the responsibility and psychological impact endured by children who are forced into adult spaces to mediate for their family members.

According to Sanchez, her film is intended to create greater awareness regarding the marginalization of disabled working-class immigrants. “Seeing your parent(s) live through these immense misinterpretations and misunderstandings while you are also being exposed to these stigmas can leave detrimental effects on how you will grow and develop later on,” Sanchez said.

“Through my short film, I hope to convey the pressures, the anxieties, and the level of professionalism a child has to take on while being the sole source of communication for their parents.”

“Our young Latinx creators have lived a diverse set of experiences and developed unique viewpoints on what it means to grow up, live, and work in American culture,” said Lina Sands, Director of Marketing at HITN. “We want those experiences and their voices to be represented in film and shared across the country to empower and inspire other Latinx people – students and adults alike – and to effect broader change across society. That’s why we’re delighted to provide these talented creators with the opportunity to share their work through HITN’s multiple platforms.”

In addition to the two winning films selected by the festival’s judges, “Nuestro Rostro,” directed by Damaris Calderon, was the public’s favorite, receiving the Voters’ Choice Award. The winner of My Pandemic Year was Amanda Hunter, a film student from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, who participated in the Cine Youth Fest Young Filmmakers Conference.

Films that received an Honorable Mention Award include “The Williamsburg Italian Feast” by Erica Star Domena; “Hirviendo” by Wendy Medina Herrera; “Miracle of Love” by Jose Vera; “It Happened in East L.A.” by Victor R. Aguilar; “Señora Océano” by Omar De Leon; “Pandemates” by Devin Redmond; “Amor Encerrado” by Nory Gonzalez and “Oda a Las Frijoles/Ode to the Beans” by Karolina Esqueda.

The winning films and the selection of other notable works from the festival were recognized during the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest Awards Show livestreamed on Oct. 24 and hosted by comedian and actor Lorena Russi and activist and educator Jessie Fuentes. The awards show is available on the HITN GO app and the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest website and YouTube channel.

In addition to the opportunity to compete in the film festival and broadcast their work on HITN, the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest has exposed young filmmakers to leading Latinx professionals in their fields. The festival’s series of virtual events, Conversations Among “X,” and the Cine Youth Fest Young Filmmakers Conference connected aspiring filmmakers with award-winning industry experts for educational workshops and panel discussions.

“Through the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest, we’ve been able to create opportunities and connections for a host of bright and promising young filmmakers and artists,” said Luis Alejandro Molina, ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest Director. “Our filmmakers produced exceptional, thought-provoking content, and the judges and panelists who supported the event gave their time and talents to inform and inspire the next generation of Latinx creatives.”

The inaugural ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest was presented in collaboration with educational institutions across the United States, including in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Pennsylvania, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. An independent jury evaluated the projects, and winners were selected based on criteria including awareness of the subject matter, creativity in the approach of the subject matter, technical aspects (such as directing, acting, cinematography and editing), originality, and inspirational and storytelling impact of the piece.

For more information about the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest and to watch the top 20 films from the festival, visit https://cineyouthfest.org/.

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 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.

Voter’s Choice Final 20 Films

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Voter’s Choice Instructions:

View all films first, then vote for your top 10 by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.

 A Miracle of Love After an accident riding a bicycle at age seven, this child must live with the consequences of handicap by surviving the accident. His adult life is presented and as day to day he tries to have a good quality of life with all the conditions that he developed due to not having part of the frontal bone.
Director: Josue Vera
Writer: Josue Vera
Key Cast: Jean Rodriguez
TRT: 04:48

 Alone A young woman is battling with her depression during a pandemic. She must face her fears to stop pretending she is okay and make the difficult decision that she needs help.
Director: Melissa Carvajal, Devin Redmond
Writer: Melissa Carvajal, Devin Redmond
Key Cast: Melissa Carvajal, Sonia Carvajal
TRT: 04:54

 Amor Encerrado Amor Encerrado is a Spanish animated short film about a passionate Janitor who finds himself at the center of a Telenovela wedding scandal with his cleaning supplies.
Director: Nory Gonzalez
Writer: Nory Gonzalez
TRT: 01:57

 Coqui Serenade A man sings to his loved one from the afterlife through the night time songs of the Puerto Rican Coqui frogs.
Director: Mariela R.

TRT: 01:49

Chicago A short film describing the streets of Chicago through the eyes of a young man.

Director: Mildred Amador
TRT: 01:35

Double Cultura
As the only English speaker of the house, twelve-year-old Marisol takes on the overwhelming responsibility of being her immigrant mother’s translator. Much of her own life is disrupted to aid her Spanish-speaking mother, Gloria, navigate an English-speaking world. From fully translating medical terminology and being the bearer of bad news, Marisol is thrown into an anxiety-inducing situation being the sole channel of communication between Gloria and her doctor.

Director: Yessenia Sánchez
Writer: Yessenia Sánchez
Key Cast: Raquel Yañez, Debora Balardini, Xander Jackson, Michelle Reiss
TRT: 8:32

For Martí:
Identity, solitude, bullying, and immigration. Various conflicts of modernity are presented through the eyes of a young Hispanic girl, born in the United States, who just wants to escape from a world that is constantly making her feel lonely and different from her peers. She takes refuge in the poetry of Cuban icon, Jose Martí.

Director: George Ebro
Writer: George Ebro
Key Cast:  Andrea Saiz, George Ebro, Ibis Ebro, Jorge Ebro
TRT 4:00

Hirviendo:
A Latina daughter confronts her machista father about attending a faraway college while cooking caldo.

Director: Wendy Medina Herrera
Writer: Wendy Medina Herrera, Karla Sánchez
Key Cast: Karina Hurtado, Oscar Sánchez
TRT 03:57

I Am Soil Breaking Off:
Videopoetry: A metaphor about national identity and migration as a mangrove seed and its journey.

Director: Paloma Sierra
Writer: Paloma Sierra
Key Cast: Andrew Edwards, Dusty Sanders, Sebastian Gutierrez

It Happened One Day in East LA:
How would someone from the 1960’s react to photos of modern day America?

BEN, a high school photographer in civil rights era Los Angeles, struggles with being part of the social justice movements around him. He would rather focus on his photography. That is until a magic camera reveals to him the bigger picture he needed to take part in the largest student demonstrations in U.S. history, the 1968 East LA walkouts.

Director: Victor R. Aguilar
Writer: Victor R. Aguilar, Roxanne Joseph
Key Cast: Danny Cano, Daniel Leiva
TRT 14:42

Imagination:


DirectorIsabel Camacho
Writer: Isabel Camacho
Key Cast: Samantha Camacho
TRT: 01:16

Lessons From My Mother:
This film follows widowed mom, Esther, and her daughter, Fer’s, quirky misadventures to rebuild a family after death. Fer guides us through her mother’s lessons on dating men as she fails at finding the right date herself. These failed attempts land them chasing financial stability instead at the funerals of freshly widowed rich men. All the while Fer has a secret of her own, she’s gay.

Director: Aurora Jimenez
Writer: Aurora Jimenez
Key Cast: Angeli Zaldivar, Kriss Dozal, Alejandro Patino
TRT 11:20

Memory Gap:
As Mili prepares for a date with her husband, she blissfully unaware of how dangerous the outside world has become. Despite her sons’ best efforts, she is determined to meet with her husband.

Director: Eduardo Calero
Writer: Eduardo Ruben Calero
Key Cast: Catherine Geller, Miguel Wilson, Kyle Portela
TRT 15:33

No Human Being is Illegal:

Director: Samuel Villagra-Stanton
 
TRT: 14:32

Nuestro Rostro (Our Face):
The filmmaker explores her relationship to make-up, an art that she believes can empower herself and others.

Director: Damaris Calderon
Writer: Damaris Calderon

TRT: 02:51

Oda a los Frijoles / Ode to the Beans:
A literary and visual rendition to beans, this experimental short merges a cooking recipe with archival footage of immigrants and fieldworkers.

Director: Karolina Esqueda
Writer: Karolina Esqueda

TRT: 03:53

Pandemates:
What happens when two friends decide to quarantine together during a worldwide pandemic. Will their contrasting personalities drive them crazy or will their friendship strive?

Director: Devin Redmond
Writer: Melissa Carvajal, Milbelynn Soto, Devin Redmond
Key Cast: Melissa Carvajal, Milbelynn Soto

TRT: 05:22

Señora Océano:
A poetic short focusing on ocean conservation.

Director: Omar De León
Writer: Omar De León
TRT: 03:00

The High Tea:
A story of a female acting student facing challenges of boundaries, developing discomfort and, experiencing harassment enforced by a male counterpart.

Director: Carmanie Bhatti
Writer:  Carmanie Bhatti
Key Cast:  Carmanie Bhatti, Joshua Reyes

TRT:  13:08

The Williamsburg Italian Feast:
I grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn going to the Italian feast every year. I felt the need to create a piece that openly appreciates the feast as I’ve never seen anything publicized about its legacy or how much it means to those who participate. Especially with last year being the first year they had to cancel due to COVID since World War II, I feel as though it was extra special that I create this documentary.

Director: Erica Star Domena
Writer: Erica Star Domena
Key Cast: Mateo V., Norman López, Annika Hernández, Marc, Ashley, Anthony Amore, David Crane, Jason Wallin, Lauren Lefkowitz, Miles Hardamon, Layla

TRT: 08:26

View all films first, then rank your top 10 by clicking on the button below.

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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