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HITN launches its digital platform, Edye, featuring smart and safe entertainment for preschool children in the US Hispanic Market

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Created for children with parents in mind, the app provides a safe space where children can learn alongside their favorite characters anytime, anywhere.

Brooklyn, NY –– Building on HITN’s long-standing commitment to provide high-quality, educational and entertaining content for Hispanic families across the United States, HITN today announced the launch of Edye, the only Spanish-language, premium SVOD (subscription video-on-demand service) that offers smart and safe entertainment for preschool-aged children.

Available in the United States starting September 25, Edye has been created for children between the ages of two and six years old. The continuously growing library of content boasts over 2,500 episodes from more than 70 world-renowned preschool series provided by some of the most important content producers around the globe, including Sesame Workshop, BBC, The Jim Henson Company, Studio 100, Nine Story, WildBrain, and many more.

Edye focuses on placing characters children love in a setting parents trust. Entertainment that transforms “watch time” into “smart time” within a safe and secure environment is what parents want for their children.

Edye’s content offering showcases some of children’s most beloved characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Daniel Tiger, Mölang, Sid the Science Kid, Sarah and Duck, Dinosaur Train, Maya the Bee, Heidi, and Pocoyo, among many others. In addition to video content, Edye offers e-books, games, and interactive activities within its state-of-the-art app that provide children with a unique experience.

“We are tremendously proud to be able to offer Edye to Hispanic families all over the United States,” said Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services at HITN. “Children’s video consumption habits have changed to center on services that provide content on-demand, and they are doing it, primarily, on portable devices. Screen time, content selection, and safety have become top concerns for parents in this new landscape. Edye offers the type of entertainment parents want for their children: content that promotes formative and educational values within a safe and protected environment. For over three years, Edye has been carefully designed and curated by a team of professionals who are also parents themselves.”

To help parents participate in their children’s experience, Edye’s educational experts have created guides that offer tips and ideas on using the content to have fun with their children apart from the screen.

App availability:
Edye is currently available on Apple and Android mobile devices. The app will be available on other platforms, including Apple TV, Roku, and Android TV soon.

Apple iOS: Download here
Android: Download here

Subscription Price: $2.99 USD / month

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 US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. Edye users can learn more about the platform at www.edye.com and download the Edye app through the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information visit www.hitn.org and follow @HITNtv on social platforms.

New podcast targets Latinos ahead of 2020 elections

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HITN’s “Estudio DC” features interviews with members of Congress and other experts.

With the 2020 general election just weeks away, Latinos are poised to play a role in key races – and there’s a new podcast aimed at keeping them informed on the biggest issues.

On Tuesday, HITN is launching a weekly podcast featuring members of Congress talking about politics and policy experts discussing pressing matters like the COVID-19 response. The New York-based Spanish-language media company, which already produces a Washington-oriented Sunday morning TV show called “Estudio DC,” will convert each episode of that show into a slimmed down 35-minute podcast. The company hopes the format will help attract and engage younger listeners and others who aren’t HITN subscribers. And for political insiders in New York and elsewhere who don’t speak Spanish, there’ll be an English translation posted as well.

City & State spoke with HITN President and CEO Michael Nieves about the new “Estudio DC” podcast, the highlights of the inaugural episode with Rep. José E. Serrano, and more. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

So tell me about your new podcast.

We’re launching the podcast (on Tuesday). It’s a podcast that translates our talk show that we have on Sundays, “Estudio DC,” which is hosted by Gerson Borrero. Our first episode is the exclusive interview that Gerson had with Congressman José Serrano, who’s retiring. He had only agreed to be interviewed by HITN and Borrero – that’s the only interview he’s given since he announced that he’s leaving Congress because of his illness. So we’re very lucky to be the ones he agreed to talk to. So now we’re going to translate that and put it out in English, but our channel is a Spanish-language channel.

Any highlights from your first episode with Serrano?

He goes into the reason why he’s leaving Congress. He talks about his major achievements, what he’s most proud of. People will be interested in hearing about the machinations behind the scenes as chair of his committee. He’s frank and upfront about the illness, which is what most people are going to be curious about. That’s what’s going to sell that particular episode. We have other episodes about other electeds that we’ve interviewed over the years, and we’re in the process now of translating a bunch of them. We have Nydia Velázquez. We have Luis Gutiérrez. We have “Chuy” Garcia from Chicago. We’re trying to offer our viewing audience, which is the Latino audience, most of it Spanish language, something that is particular to them. But we believe that there are enough people across the country who are interested in this growing demographic of Hispanics that they would be interested in hearing what our more senior people in Congress have to say, and it’ll be a way for them to not figure out what Nydia is saying – they can actually hear her in these interviews.

So this will include New York elected officials, but also members of Congress from around the country?

Yes. It’s a Washington-based talk show program on Sundays. It’s geared more to the Washington world, but because of the consequence of who we are, and we’re in New York, we do have New York electeds who will also be interviewed. It’s a twofer for us. You’ll be able to hear from some of our electeds. If we can get the governor on, that would be a real plus for us. He’s known across the country now because of the pandemic and what he’s been doing, so we’re targeting those kinds of electeds who can share the New York story with the rest of the country.

So not just members of Congress.

Not necessarily. Last week’s program was on COVID and we didn’t have any electeds. They were all professionals and academics who got together to discuss how this affects the Latino community, healthwise and mental healthwise. What we’re trying to do between now and the election is to bring up issues that are relevant to the Latino population across the country, and therefore sometimes we have to bring in other people than electeds to help expand on what the pandemic really is, and they’re better prepared to speak about it. Our electeds are more partisan. Republicans are going to give you the Republican spin, and Democrats are going to give you the Democratic spin. But academics and people that are not politically oriented, the conversation is less political, and we’re trying to do that to help our viewers understand what the issues of the day are rather than changing them one way or the other.

Jon Lentz is City & State’s editor-in-chief.

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, AT&T TV Now, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. 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.

HITN ADDS ITS DIGITAL OFFERING “HITN GO” TO DIRECTV AND AT&T TV

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The fresh App with a renewed user experience has been added to DIRECTV and AT&T TV’s offerings to provide Spanish-speaking families access to a library of the best content, wherever and whenever they choose

Brooklyn, NYHITN TV announced today that the recently updated HITN GO application has been added to the offerings of DIRECTV and AT&T TV, making an extensive library of the best content in Spanish available to millions of Spanish-speaking subscribers. DIRECTV and AT&T TV customers will now be able to download the HITN GO app and use it at the time and place of their choice.

“We are delighted HITN GO’s digital content will be included on DIRECTV and AT&T TV, while reaffirming our commitment to offer value-added services that are well suited to current digital consumption patterns and have been made available in a timely manner to keep company with Hispanic families in the U.S. during this new normal that we are living,” said Eric Turpin, General Manager of HITN. He added, “AT&T’s integration of HITN GO on its TV services allows us to reach an audience of millions of Spanish speakers with the best content, so they can enjoy their favorite shows wherever and whenever they want.”

DIRECTV and AT&T TV will now offer its subscribers the HITN GO app so they can access a library of hundreds of hours of VOD content, including educational and informational programs, documentary spectaculars, and nature shows. The HITN GO app is also available for Android, iOS, Roku, and Apple TV.

The availability of content, channels, and offerings varies in each market, depending on the video subscription package that has been selected.

For more information, visit www.hitn.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 U-verse, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. 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.

HITN LAUNCHES SPECIAL ELECTORAL COVERAGE

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HITN will launch its Electoral coverage campaign coverage including step by step voting information and daily updates in a multiplatform effort to inform and educate Spanish-speaking families on the importance and power of the US Latino Vote

Brooklyn, NYHITN TV announced its presidential coverage, an educational and informational campaign to encourage the Latino community to participate in the upcoming 2020 election. The campaign aims to help Latinos understand current events in the political arena and provide easy to understand, step by step information on the complex electoral system of the United States and provide important registration and voter education. The campaign starts this month with coverage of the Democratic and Republic conventions, including political analysis and interviews from political experts, and up to date election information across television, social and digital platforms.

The campaign will be hosted by acclaimed political commentator and host of HITN’s ‘Estudio DC’ Gerson Borrero who will feature interviews and panels from the Democratic and Republican conventions with a special focus on the issues that matter the most to Latino voters.

Michael D. Nieves, President and CEO of HITN, said: “The upcoming 2020 election represents a tremendous opportunity for Latinos to show their strength at the ballot box, and Spanish-language media organizations have a responsibility to provide resources that support civic engagement amongst Latinos.”

This year, Latinos are expected to make up the largest ethnic group, with a rising population of nearly 60 million in the United States. According the Pew Research Center, more than 32 Million Latinos will be eligible to vote in 2020. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only about 48% of Hispanics eligible to vote did so in the 2016 presidential election.

HITN will make its educational capsules and digital content on the electoral process available to educational institutions and organizations in the U.S. that will further reinforce and raise awareness to the importance of the Latino vote in this presidential election. And as in past presidential elections, HITN will cover the electoral process and will run through Election Day in November.

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, AT&T TV Now, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. 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.

HITN’S ENTERTAINMENT DIGITAL APP EVOLVES TO HITN GO

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The new HITN app will allow Spanish speaking families to access a wealth of new, engaging and smart content to access whenever and wherever they choose.

Brooklyn, NY – HITN TV announced an evolution of its entertainment digital app to HITN GO. The fresh, reinvigorated App will feature a wealth of new content that will enable subscribers to access its authenticated TV Everywhere and VOD services whenever and wherever they choose. The HITN GO app can be downloaded in iOS from the Apple’s App Store and in Android from Google Play. HITN GO is also available for Apple TV and Roku devices. Subscribers that receive HITN TV from Verizon FIOS, Optimum by Altice, Spectrum, and now, Xfinity have free and unrestricted access to the HITN GO app.

“HITN was the first Hispanic Pay TV network that offered a complete suite of TV Everywhere apps including iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku. This allowed Hispanic families across the nation to enjoy all of HITN’s content anytime and anywhere. With HITN GO, now our growing base of users will have more content and a renewed experience. We are very committed to creating a very unique service for the enjoyment of our audience,” said Maximiliano Vaccaro, VP Digital Services at HITN.

HITN GO will allow network subscribers to access HITN’s linear network and hundreds of hours of VOD content, including educational and informative programs and spectacular nature documentaries in the ‘Tu Planeta’ block such as ‘Al Descubierto’, also hit shows such as Centro Médico, among others. In addition, families will now be able to enjoy new premieres such as Animales Maravillosos, Recorriendo and Frontier Vets.

HITN GO app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and google play. HITN GO is available to subscribers to the following distributors, Verizon FIOS, Optimum by Altice, Spectrum, and now, subscribers to Xfinity will have access to HITN GO app.

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, DIRECTV NOW, AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. 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 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 Achieves Unprecedented and Historical Ratings Growth During Second Quarter

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The channel has experienced significant increase in viewership during coronavirus outbreak with its top-quality programming that informs, educates, and entertains Spanish-speaking families.

Brooklyn, NY – HITN TV has reported record growth in its ratings this 2nd Quarter, achieving the highest numbers to date as the coronavirus continues. According to Nielsen rankings, HITN TV has seen major increases

Since the crisis erupted in March, HITN’s programming delivery has been on the rise week after week. Cornerstone programs such as, Al Descubierto and Centro Médico have broken viewership records in April. It is worth noting that as the weeks go by, the need to stay informed about the pandemic has been balanced with the audience’s need for a breather. This reality is demonstrated in the audience peaks reached in April by nature programs such as Planeta Helado, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill, Animales Maravillosos, Tesoros de Asia, Historia de la Vida, Planeta Selva, and Felinos, all of which are part of the television block “Tu Planeta”.

One of the most outstanding successes is that of HITNs brand “Vida y Salud” (“Life and Health”). In mid-March, HITN launched its Covid-19 campaign to provide real time informative content about the coronavirus. This included the #YoMeQuedoEnCasa, stay at home campaign, daily primetime reports and informational capsules to help families navigate during the pandemic. In addition, the VidaySalud.com website continuously provided updated information on the COVID-19 pandemic, with the latest recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The site is supplemented by email newsletters sent to millions of subscribers, and by daily posts on social media along with Facebook Lives hosted by medical experts. VidaySalud.com also offers people free live chats with medical experts, who offer general information to help answer medical doubts and questions related to the crisis situation they are experiencing.

“As expected, the viewership levels we have seen during this period of social distancing reflect how important television is as a primary source for information and entertainment. At HITN we are incredibly proud to provide Hispanic homes an extraordinary offering of factual entertainment that keeps the entire family company during this time of crisis”, said Erika Vogt-Lowell, Director of Programming and Acquisitions for HITN. “Our programming and production teams have been working very hard throughout this crisis to bring reliable and useful information, as well as much needed entertainment to thousands of viewers across the nation.”

HITN has also seen tremendous growth on its digital and social media platforms during the last months. The sites, hitn.tv and vidaysalud.com combined saw a significant boost with 1.3 million unique users in March and 1.2 Million unique users in April. In addition, more than 5 Million monthly educational and informative newsletters were sent during the coronavirus outbreak. HITN’s social Media campaigns have seen significant performance and engagement increase, with a reach of 28 Million+ users spanning across 46 countries.

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.

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

Voces del futuro repeat

HITN Repeats the “Voces del Futuro” Special, on How to Help Parents Talk with Their Children about Racism

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HITN has decided to repeat this important program, in light of the current charged environment in the US, in which various experts talk about the power of education, unity, and racial tolerance, to support Spanish-speaking families.

Brooklyn, New York – HITN, through its HITN TV network, and with the support of its educational division HITN Learning, will repeat the special Voces del Futuro, an original program that provides resources, information, and valuable guidance on how to talk to younger generations about discrimination and racism. The special will air on HITN-TV on June 20 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific.

Voces del Futuro’ is a special program, which addresses the issue of racism from the perspective of education and shows how parents can be active agents of change by setting an example and teaching their children. Hosted by Well- known TV presenter Alfonso (Poncho) de Anda, under the executive production of Laura Masnatta, the program brings together a group of guest experts in education and family relations, who speak frankly and directly about racial diversity, identity, and tolerance, and about bilingualism.

Lina Acosta Sandaal, psychotherapist and founder of Stop Parenting Alone, is the main panelist. During the program, she repeatedly emphasizes the importance of education in the home: “The change in our society starts in our homes. The only way to change the future is by modeling a different future at home today,” she says. And she adds, “It’s important that from a very early age we talk with our children about the problems and dangers of racism. We have to talk about differences. Just having the option of not talking about these things is an example of the privilege that some people have.

Another guest on the program is Maria Alvarez, Vice President of Common Sense Latino, who discusses resources that parents can use, such as books and movies. As she notes, “It’s not just about having a diversity of authors. It’s also about diversity of stories and diversity of viewpoints, which enrich our children by helping them be more tolerant and more respectful.” She even mentions the use of videogames, which she does not consider herself a fan of, because in her opinion, they are full of stereotypes. Nonetheless, she recognizes that it’s hard to keep children from playing them. Regarding videogames, she advises parents, “Let’s play with our kids and talk with them about what they’re seeing, to use these stereotypes as a platform to have these conversations, difficult as they may be. We need to talk with our kids about them.

Voces del Futuro’ also discusses one of the most important issues for the Hispanic community in the United States, which is bilingualism. In this regard, panelist Dina Castro, a professor at the University of North Texas, says that bilingualism gives us the power to “connect with culture, to develop positive self-esteem, and to stay emotionally and psychologically healthy.” During the program, Castro recognizes the many challenges faced by bilingualism in U.S. society today. As she notes, “One form of racism is precisely the lack of access and support for bilingualism in our community. If they take it away from us, we are not complete. We are not allowed to develop. This is a form of oppression and a form of racism.

To explain in depth why racism persists in this way in the United States, ‘Voces del Futuro’ also presents the expert opinion of Professor Mario Murillo, Vice-Dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University in New York, who talks about the historical roots of the problem: “Until 1865 this country was built on slavery. And afterward, it lasted for almost another 100 years when slavery was not in force but existed in other forms.” He adds, “It’s important to take action, because if we don’t work actively on the issue of racism, and fight against it, there’s never going to be significant change.

Voces del Futuro’ retransmission will be air on HITN TV on June 20 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.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

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HITN Presents “Voces del Futuro” Helping Parents Talk to Kids about Racism

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This on-air special brings together various experts who will discuss the power of education, unity, and compassion to help Spanish Speaking families talk to their children about respect and tolerance.

Brooklyn, NY HITN, through its Television Network HITN TV, and with the support of its educational division, HITN Learning announced the special ‘Voces del Futuro, an original program that will provide resources, information and valuable guidance on how to speak to the youngest generations about discrimination and the social impact of current events. ‘Voces del Futuro will be overseen by HITN’s Executive Producer Laura Masnatta. Alfonso (Poncho) de Anda, a well-known TV personality, will be the moderator of the one-hour program, which will be broadcast on HITN-TV this Monday, June 8 at 9:00PM Eastern/Pacific.

In the past week, the voices of thousands of young people have been heard throughout the United States calling for systemic change and equality. In keeping with its mission to inform and educate the Hispanic community, HITN shares this special content through Voces del Futuro to offer resources that may help Spanish-speaking parents initiate a conversation with their children to discuss topics related to diversity, racism, and tolerance, while also fostering a culture of mutual respect at home and for future generations.

Leading the group of experts in this discussion will be Lina Acosta Sandaal, a psychotherapist and development expert as well as founder of Stop Parenting Alone, a parenting education and consultation program in Miami, FL. Lina is a human development expert for Telemundo’s national broadcasts and consultant for MomsRising, an advocacy group for family rights in our nation’s capital. Her mission is for all parents to fall in love with their parenting journey She notes, “As parents, we must remember that the topics of justice and social difference are always present in our home; in fact, racism is among the top three topics that parents find uncomfortable to tackle. We have the responsibility to guide and educate our children about these topics. By being specific about our beliefs and principles, we can guide them and mold the personality of those who will create change in our society.

The program will feature Maria Alvarez, Vice President of Common-Sense Latino. Common-Sense Latino is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing trustworthy information, education, and the independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. “Media plays an important role in the parenting experience,” states Alvarez. “We have to be more thoughtful about the content we pick for our kids when little, and leverage the messages in movies, streaming shows, and books when they are older. Media offers great opportunities to reinforce our values, combat racism and have meaningful conversations around these topics with our kids.

The discussion will also feature Dina Castro, a Professor and Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education, University of North Texas. Dr. Castro is a researcher and teacher educator, and serves in the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Her research focuses on equity and quality in the early care and education of bilingual children from immigrant and indigenous communities. She has designed and evaluated professional development for teachers of bilingual children, investigated childcare decisions among immigrant families, and developed measures of quality and second language acquisition for classrooms serving bilingual children.

Dina adds, “The rejection to our language and culture, is a form of racism to the Hispanic community which translate into less bilingual programs and opportunities. If we develop a strong sense of identity and self-confidence, we are better prepared to show empathy and respect for people of all races and those victims of racism.

Joining Lina, Maria, Poncho and Dina in this important conversation is Professor Mario A. Murillo, Dean of Communications and Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Hofstra University in New York, who will discuss issues of biculturalism and identity that college students face.

Voces Del Futuro is a conversation that opens the doors to future generations with positive messages of hope, respect and a mutual understanding to respect all communities countering all forms of intolerance and social injustice.

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 Presents a Special Documentary Feature ‘The San Marcos Fair’

HITN Presents a Special Documentary Feature ‘The San Marcos Fair’

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The documentary takes a colorful tour of one of the largest fairs in Latin America, inviting the audience to experience the tradition and cultural wealth of Mexico from their homes.

Brooklyn, NY – HITN TV the presentation of a feature documentary about the San Marcos National Fair, an original production of Mexicanal, which will reach more than 40 million Spanish speakers across the United States on HITN-TV on Saturday, April 25. For the first time in history, one of the most important events in Mexico, ‘La Feria Nacional de San Marcos‘, also known as “La Feria de México”, has been postponed due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19 and by what the documentary will bring the holiday to all Mexicans, inside and outside the country, while they are quarantined at home.

The San Marcos National Fair is the most important festival in the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico, and one of the 10 most important in the world. The fair is held in honor of Saint Mark the Evangelist and offers a variety of attractions for the whole family, among which are: sports competitions, the placement of the solemn side, the traditional ‘mañanitas’ birthday song, the coronation of the queen, the spring parade, the waiters’ race, cultural activities, bullfights, musical concerts, livestock, industrial and agri-food exhibitions, among many other activities.

The documentary follows the story of four friends, Carlos, Frida, Melanie, and Beto, who are in Aguascalientes, a state located in central Mexico, on the eve of the fair’s celebration. The four friends begin a journey that lasts several days, to discover together all the traditions of the fair such as the Mexican rodeo ‘charrería’, livestock, music, gastronomy, culture and other activities, which make this holiday one of the most popular from Mexico and Latin America.

Despite the health crisis in Mexico and in the world, this initiative will allow my countrymen, and Spanish- speaking families in the US, to enjoy the biggest party in Aguascalientes,” said Humberto Montero de Alba, President of the Board of Trustees of the National Fair of San Marcos, adding that: “The Ministry of Tourism and the Board of Trustees of the Fair will also carry out actions on social networks so that all Spanish-speaking families can connect to the virtual celebration and experience the fair from the comfort of their homes”.

The documentary will be broadcasted through public television stations throughout Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia, and on HITN TV this coming Saturday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time / 3:00 p.m. Pacific with a same-day broadcast at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time / 6:00 p.m. Pacific time.

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 Hosts a Facebook Live Event with Dra. Aliza

HITN Hosts a Facebook Live Event with Dra. Aliza

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This LIVE virtual conversation is presented by ‘Vida y SaludHITN-TV’s health & wellness platform featuring renowned health expert Dr. Aliza Lifshitz; along with a panel of medical and psychological experts ready to answer questions from Spanish Speaking families

Brooklyn, NY – HITN announces a special Facebook Live event with Dra. Aliza and a roundtable of health experts who will be joining from across the country to answer questions and concerns from Spanish speaking families during the Coronavirus pandemic. This Facebook LIVE session with Dra. Aliza is part of an on-going series of virtual educational events designed to address the physical, mental and emotional toll experienced by Spanish speaking families during the pandemic.
The event will stream live on Wednesday, April 22 on the Vida y Salud Facebook platform and will be available across the country during the following hours: New York and Miami at 4:00 p.m., Chicago at 3:00 p.m., and in Latin America in Mexico and Lima, Peru at 3:00 p.m., in Caracas, Venezuela at 4: 00 p.m. and Buenos Aires, Argentina at 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Aliza has invited medical and psychological experts, and health and wellness experts to join the virtual conversation and provide educational and valuable insights on areas of mental health, discuss the importance of social and emotional well-being, while providing tips to help families and kids benefit from remote learning and setting daily schedules while at home.

This conversation with the experts will not only answer the questions of our audience, but it will also be a solidary approach to all Spanish-speaking families, to offer answers and practical guidance to all our followers in these times of uncertainty, and fear of the threat of the pandemic of COVID-19 ”, commented Dr. Aliza Lifshitz.

The special will be moderated by Gabriela (Gaby) Quiroga, presenter of the HITN-TV show ‘Vida y Salud’, and accompanied virtually from Los Angeles by Dr. Aliza and an impressive line of panelists that include:

  • Dr. Bernardo NG, Psychiatrist, who is the President of the Mexican and American Psychiatric Association, who will discuss how quarantine affects families and children with special needs.
  • Santiago Bilinikis, Entrepreneur and tech expert, who will discuss technologic habits and tips to connect with others and Celebrating 38 Years as America’s
  • Emmy Nominated Non-Commercial Television Network for Hispanics
  • Avoid social isolation during the quarantine.
  • Lina Acosta Sandaal, a Psychotherapist, specializing with groups of parents and will talk about adolescents’ behaviors.

The discussion will also touch on homeschooling tips with María Gabrielle Guzmán Martínez, an Educational Psychologist. The event will also feature two Latina ‘mommy bloggers’, Paula Zelaya and Caro Mejía, they will share tips for teaching children to play independently and establish a daily routine with children during the quarantine.

The event will also feature Rubén La Rosa, a School Psychologist and Gestalt Psychotherapist, who will talk about fears, anxiety and depression focusing on children between 6 and 12 years old.

Additionally, the channel’s website, hitn.tv offers content dedicated to encouraging the audience to stay active and relaxed while at home or in quarantine, and includes suggestions for physical exercise, yoga, meditation, as well as creative activities and ideas for the entire family without leaving home.

In an effort to help Spanish speaking families cope through COVID-19, VidaySalud.com is offering a free chat service this month featuring medical experts and psychologists, who will respond to questions and provide general medical orientation, so that users can receive help during the pandemic.
For more information on this: chat free with a specialist.

To join HITN’s live special, visit: https://www.facebook.com/vidaysalud

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