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HITN TV and Liberty Puerto Rico reach Carriage Deal In 2020

HITN TV and Liberty Puerto Rico reach Carriage Deal In 2020

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HITN TV expands its reach and presence in Puerto Rico by joining the Liberty platform, offering educational and entertainment content for the whole family

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HITN TV announced today that it has started 2020 by reaching an important carriage agreement with Liberty Puerto Rico to include HITN’s educational and entertaining content in the TV offering of one of the leading operators on the Island. This strategic alliance will allow thousands of viewers in Puerto Rico to enjoy a wide variety of content from HITN TV. Starting this month, subscribers to Liberty’s Ultimate News and Education package and U-Pick Learning package, can enjoy HITN TV on channel 171 of Liberty’s lineup.

We are excited about this strategic agreement, which allows us to join Liberty’s offering in Puerto Rico, highlighting the solid growth we have experienced on the island,” said Eric Turpin, General Manager of HITN TV. “This alliance with Liberty allows us to expand and to offer thousands of viewers the highest quality educational content for the whole family to enjoy.”“We are very happy to be able to offer HITN TV content to our customers in Puerto Rico”, said Waldo Hooker, VP Product and Customer Experience of Liberty Puerto Rico.

We are continuously seeking for additional entertainment and educational options to enrich the variety and value of our service. I’m sure our customers will greatly enjoy the unique content from our new partner, HITN TV.

Liberty Puerto Rico has operated on the island for over 20 years and is part of Liberty Latin America. Recently, it announced its intent to acquire AT&T’s operations in Puerto Rico and in the United States Virgin Islands. Their services are characterized by innovation and best user experience for its customers.

About Liberty Latin America:
Liberty Latin America is a leading communications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, UTS and Cabletica. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region include digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LILA” (Class A) and “LILAK” (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol “LILAB” (Class B).

For more information, please visit: www.lla.com or contact: Investor Relations: Kunal Patel +1 786 274 7552 Media Relations: Claudia Restrepo +1 786 218 0407

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

Census 2020

HITN TV Hosts ‘Tu Cuentas!’ Census 2020 Town Hall at Neiu

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***UPDATE***

See below a recording of the Census 2020 Live Town Hall with Gerson Borrero.

The Town Hall was streamed LIVE from Northeastern Illinois University, one of America’s most ethnically diverse institutions. This educational initiative is designed to promote Hispanic participation and often hard –to- count populations in the 2020 Census.

Brooklyn, NY – HITN TV announced ‘Tú Cuentas!Census 2020 Town Hall, streaming live from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), on Wednesday, November 13 at 5:30 pm CST / 6:30pm ET. The Town Hall united community leaders, educators, students and local elected officials for a discussion on the critical importance of accurate count in the Census 2020. Veteran journalist and political commentator Gerson Borrero, host of Estudio DC, moderated the discussion.

Every 10 years the US Census Bureau collects data about every person who lives in this country, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. “A complete and accurate Census count is essential for our communities to receive state and federal resources for every service from schools to health clinics. All of us–advocacy groups, legal organizations, educators and elected officials — must join forces to organize our communities and make sure everyone is counted in the upcoming 2020 Census,” said Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), who will be attending the Town Hall. The 2020 Census will begin soon, and it is crucial for everyone who lives in the United States to understand how to complete the questionnaire and why it is so important.

With the 2020 Census projecting that this country now has the most diverse population ever in our history, we are very pleased to host the first ‘Tu Cuentas’ Census 2020 Town Hall,” said Dr. Gloria J. Gibson, President of Northeastern Illinois University. “At NEIU, a Hispanic -serving institution, a significant part of our mission is to prepare a diverse community of students, including a new generation of Latinos, for leadership and service in a dynamic multicultural world.

The national census collects data to determine how the government allots approximately US$ 800 billion among communities across the country to finance schools, highways and other public projects. It also defines the number of seats in Congress and Electoral College votes, making it essential for all Spanish speakers to participate in this census and guarantee that political, commercial and other resources are assigned correctly.

#TUCUENTAS2020 campaign is HITN’s commitment to providing the necessary resources, guidance as well as a step- by- step educational process to assure that every single person has the opportunity to be counted,” remarked Michael D. Nieves, HITN’s president and CEO. “We continue to expand awareness on the importance of filling out the CENSUS forms and calm apprehensions across underserved communities during such a key time. Looking ahead to 2020, our viewing audience will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our country.

Estudio DC plans to feature educational content to empower Hispanic audiences with the information they need at the right time to have a lasting impact in their communities. For more information on the Town Hall live streaming go to: hitn.tv/censo2020
Estudio DC con Gerson Borrero’ airs every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. ET/ 9am CST on HITN TV.

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

Spectrum on HITN App

Spectrum TV Subscribers Can Now Access HITN Digital Programming

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Spectrum TV subscribers who are subscribed to HITN-TV can now authenticate to enjoy access to HITN’s high-quality educational and entertainment programming for the whole family

BROOKLYN, N.Y.- HITN TV, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to families in more than 44 million households across the United States, announced today that Spectrum TV customers who subscribe to HITN-TV can now access and stream live broadcasts as well as thousands of On Demand titles, online and with the HITN App.

We are thrilled to bring our trusted, high-quality digital programming to thousands more Spanish-speaking communities around the country,” said Eric Turpin, General Manager of HITN. “Spectrum is the fourth, and largest, U.S. distributor to allow authenticated access to our digital programming, further expanding our digital reach by millions.”

To access HITV’s digital programming, Spectrum TV subscribers can visit: www.spectrum.com or download the HITN App. Customers can authenticate their Spectrum subscription by signing in with their Spectrum username and password. The HITN App is available for Android, iOS, Roku and Apple TV. Available content, channels and offerings vary by market and depend on the customer’s video subscription package.

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

Concurso el Reino del León por HITN

HITN Presents Special Programming Stunt ‘El Reino Del León’

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The weeklong event includes a contest to win a trip for four to “Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park” in Orlando, Florida

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 a special programming stunt, ‘El Reino del León,’ (The Reign of the Lion) airing Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, and Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

Audiences show great interest in the world of nature, and in lions and other big cats, especially. In response, we have organized an exciting week-long programming event showcasing our top nature series,” explained Erika Vogt-Lowell, the network’s Director of Programing and Acquisitions.

Since its launch, HITN’sTu Planeta programming block, features a series about nature and wild animals, and has become the undisputed leader in the genre among Spanish language Pay TV networks in the United States. Its audience numbers have experienced steady growth, especially among families that enjoy watching television together.

The July programming stunt will include two of the most popular series in this genre, “África Salvaje and “El Fin de Los Grandes Felinos.” Both present interesting facts about African animals, including why the lion is known as the king of the jungle. Audiences will also be invited to watch for clues offered as part of an interactive contest to win a family trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida.

We will be supporting this event across all of our digital screens. In addition to learning a lot about animals, viewers will be able to take part in games and a contest where they can use their skill to win exciting prizes,” said Maximiliano Vaccaro, Vice President of Digital Services at HITN.

El Reino del León’ will air on HITN in the United States and Puerto Rico on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, and Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/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

Claro Video adds HITN's Edye to its offering

HITN’s New Preschool Platform, “Edye”, Reaches Mexico via Claro Video

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Claro Video, one of the farthest-reaching media companies in Latin America, has added Edye to its educational and entertainment offering. The SVOD service for preschoolers also includes teaching guides for parents and educators.

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 simultaneous launch in the US and Latin America of Edye, its subscription video on demand service for preschoolers. Featuring the market’s most varied educational and entertainment content, and designed for parents’ peace of mind, Edye will be available in Mexico and across Latin America on Claro Video starting April 30.

We are thrilled to bring Edye to Mexico via Claro,” commented Guillermo Sierra, General Manager of Television and Digital Services at HITN. “This new platform offers the type of entertainment Mexican parents want for their kids: content that promotes formative values and education in a safe space, carefully selected by a professional team who are parents themselves.

It is a pleasure to welcome to Edye’s content to Claro video, without a doubt, this is an important addition to our platform which expands the variety of titles available for children”, said Alberto Islas, Claro video’s General Director. “The diversity of shows included in Edye such as: “Sesame Street”, “Bob the Builder”, and “Elmo’s World”, will give parents who seek educational content for their children, more options for their kids to enjoy which of course they will find in Claro video”.

Edye’s content offering includes the latest seasons of “Hotel Furchester,” a series set in a charmingly chaotic hotel managed by a family of monsters, featuring Elmo and the Cookie Monster. Other short-format Sesame Workshop productions available on the new streaming service include “El Camión de Comida de Cookie Monster”; “Las pequeñas Aventureras,” with Abby Cadabby and Susasana Gusana; and “Mundo de Elmo,” which features interactive games that help preschool-aged children understand mathematical concepts such as sorting and counting. Young audiences can also enjoy the animated production “Abeja Maya,” as well as “Sarah y Pato,” the adventures of a girl and her inseparable best friend, Duck.

In addition, the Edye website, www.edye.tv, contains educational guides in Spanish with ideas for how parents can take advantage of the content to create learning opportunities for spending quality time with their children. In the near future, the platform will also add a variety of educational games and electronic books.

Over the course of this year, Edye will continue to expand its distribution via other Pay TV, Internet and mobile phone providers in the United States and Puerto Rico.

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.tv

Vida y Salud Record-Breaking Month!

VidaySalud.com Hits Record-Breaking Month!

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HITN’s VidaySalud.com, the Spanish-language, health and wellness website reached a record- breaking 1.5 million users this month, almost three times the number of visitors since the site relaunched earlier this year. Now the website is positioned to be the top health and wellness online destination for Spanish-speakers around the world.

The website, which features over 1,000 pieces of video content on various health, medical and lifestyle topics, is on track to become the most visited online destination for Spanish-speakers seeking health information that’s objective, educational and science-based. The website already receives more than 15 million visitors per year.

The website -led by the editorial director Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz, the celebrity health expert and host of the successful Vida y Salud program block that airs daily on HITN —plans on continuing to add new functionalities, such as a support service and live chats, as well as more original videos and articles on health issues relevant to the Spanish-speaking community.

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

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