HITN NatGeo and Fox Partnership

HITN-TV Partners with Nat Geo and Fox to Bring New Programming in September

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Acquisitions of New Content will Expand HITN’s New Programming StrategyHITN NatGeo and Fox Partnership

Brooklyn, NY – HITN-TV, the television network that offers educational programing that also and entertains Hispanic audiences across the United States, is announcing today a content agreement with NatGeo and Fox Networks Group to acquire new programming. These latest acquisitions will start to air the week of September 5th, 2016.

The new programing will include a series by the popular dog whisperer, Cesar Millan. In Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack, the popular dog trainer searches for the perfect candidates to adopt rescued dogs. In Cesar to the Rescue, Millan goes into neighborhoods terrorized by misbehaving dogs, and by using his unmatched ‘dog whispering’ skills, he brings balance to dogs and humans alike.

“These new programs are important additions to HITN-TV’s programming,” said Eric Turpin, HITN-TV’s General Manager. “They include factual productions, featuring a number of new titles that are part of our ongoing programming strategy to provide exciting and fresh new content that continues to grow our audience in 2016.

Also premiering on HITN-TV in September is Dr. Vet, L.A., which features three of LA’s best-known Hispanic veterinary physicians, solving complicated cases and offering tips for animal safety and human-pet relations.

As one of HITN-TV’s strongest content line-up so far, we are planning to push these new shows hard; I believe the new programming for September has the potential to be a big hit among our audience,” said Florentina Almonte, Programming Director of HITN-TV.

The fall lineup will also includes two new programs: Aquiles in Houston, the adventures of Chef Aquiles Chaves and his family as they move to the U.S. to open a Mexican restaurant; and Nuestra Mirada (Our Look), a four-part special profiling Hispanic immigrants struggling to succeed in the United States, narrated by journalist and producer, Rolando Nichols.

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

Young Film Critics

New York City’s First Boot Camp for Young Film Critics Makes it to Prime Time

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Sandy Kenyon, ABC Entertainment Reporter and movie critic visits the camp for young film critics!

Brooklyn, NY – For the second consecutive year, the HITN-TV / KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp has graduated another class of future movie critics. And in the coming months, many of these new graduates will start critiquing major motion pictures – but they’ll have to finish their homework first since these up-and-coming film reviewers are all school-age!

In early August, a group of young participants were invited to the studios of HITN-TV – which are located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard – to learn the art of writing and videotaping their film reviews, to develop critical thinking skills and to practice on-camera interview skills. Once the young participants complete the week-long camp, they have the opportunity to join the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team. This group of national youth reporters attend press screenings, interview talent on the red carpet, and review new film releases rated PG-13 and younger. These young film critics – ages 8 to 18 – and their reviews are seen, read or listened to by more than 7 million people every month.

The weeklong camp is designed and administered by KIDS FIRST!, the developer of the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics program. Many of the campers this year were awarded a scholarship by HITN-TV to cover the full cost participating in the camp. At the completion of the Boot Camp, participants will have developed their critical writing skills, learned advanced communications skills and explored media as a career option. The Film Critics Boot Camp is a first of its kind in New York City and is the result of partnership between HITN-TV and KIDS FIRST!.

After a successful inaugural year, the HITN-TV / KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp added a second week-long camp designed for youth who have already participated as a KIDS FIRST! Film Critic or have extensive media experience. As part of the camp activities, the students meet with special guests from the entertainment industry including actors, film critics and producers. This year Sandy Kenyon, the venerable Entertainment Reporter and movie critic for ABC Eyewitness News in New York City visited the camp. Mr. Kenyon spoke to the group about entertainment reporting and offered tips such as the importance of not becoming friends with famous celebrities since that makes its harder to later critique their role in a film. Mr. Kenyon also graciously invited the group to tour ABC Studios in Manhattan and to appear on-air as guest film critics the same day he reviewed the amazing reboot of Disney’s cherished family film, Pete’s Dragon.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, a national, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization founded in 1991 whose mission is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children’s media. For more information, visit www.kidsfirst.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

National Wildlife Day

HITN Explores the Wild Side of Nature with Special Programming to Celebrate National Wildlife Day

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Brooklyn, NY – HITN-TV, the network that provides entertaining programing that aims to educate the U.S. Hispanic audience, will celebrate National Wildlife Day on September 4th with special episodes and documentaries featuring our nation’s wildlife.

HITN’s National Wildlife Day line-up will air:

Sunday, September 4th from 12:00 PM / ET (9:00 am / PT) through 12:00 AM / ET (9:00 pm / PT)

The line-up of programs includes a one-hour special that introduces viewers to Dr. Andrea Marshall, the first person in the world to complete a PhD on manta rays, and her journey to preserve the management of the enigmatic and over-fished manta ray population of Mozambique. The line up also includes a documentary that follows the story of zoologist, Martin Hughes-Games and his team dedicated individuals who’s lifework is to save the young of endangered animals – who are the key to preserving some of our planet’s most critically species. And much, much more.

By presenting this programming on the National Wildlife Day, our viewers will learn the stories of the men and women working worldwide to make a difference by helping to save and preserve some of our planet’s most critically vulnerable species” explained Florentina Almonte, HITN-TV’s Director of Programming.

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

children’s programming

HITN-TV Announces New Children’s Programming

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – HITN-TV, the network that offers educational and entertainment programming to U.S. Hispanic audiences, announced today additions to its lineup of children’s programming schedule The new shows will start airing this Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (7:00AM Pacific Time).

HITN is adding a number of fun new kids’ shows and airing the second seasons of some familiar titles,” said Florentina Almonte, HITN-TV’s Director of Programming. “These new voices will make the content we offer young audiences even more varied and exceptional.”

Horacio and the Plasticines features Horacio, a boy who runs home from school every day to see his unusual friends, ‘Los Plasticines,’ four lumps of multicolored clay who live on his desk and come to life to offer Horacio and his friend Flo advice and practical tips for dealing with childhood concerns.

Joe & Jack follows the adventures of Joe, a fun four-year-old, his best friend and a witty cat named Jack. The two friends encounter all sorts of fun situations, using their imaginations to transform tree branches into a secret agent’s hideout or a cardboard box into a spaceship. Joe y Jack stimulates childhood creativity while emphasizing the value of friendship.

Fifi and the Flowertots is a celebration of the outdoors, led by Fifi, a mischievous and forgetful flower who encourages kids to adopt healthy habits. Fifi lives in a colorful garden that offers countless diversions, embarking on several adventures with her friends.

Omm Moo exposes kids to the practice of yoga, inviting them to follow along as six cows demonstrate their gymnastic abilities in a series of different poses. A cat that guides them through each pose and its benefits, and three children who follow his instructions in real life lead the cows.

Telmo & Tula Arts & Crafts presents a second season full of humor and fun activities. Joining the hosts this time around is a mouse who helps them lead children on arts and crafts projects they can do at home with easy-to-find materials.

Finally, Quiz Time is an interactive game show created with the aid of cognitive development experts that leads kids on a series of problem-solving challenges to help them learn numbers, improve their visual memory and develop motor skills and coordination.

 

What: HITN-TV Announces New Children’s Programming


When: Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time

(7:00AM Pacific Time)


Where: HITN-TV( www.hitn.org/donde-ver-hitn )

About HITN

HITN-TV es la compañía líder de medios en idioma español, enfocada en programación educativa y cultural para toda la familia. Alcanza a más de 44 millones a través de los EE. UU. y Puerto Rico por DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, y Cablevision. Para más información, visite  www.hitn.org

Special Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

HITN-TV Presents Special Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

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Brooklyn, NY – As part of its mission to present educational programming relevant to the needs of its audience, the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network – HITN-TV announced today that it will air two  programs with special coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, on Sunday, July 24th and Sunday, July 31st.

“The Latino vote will play an important role in this year’s presidential elections and HITN-TV is committed to offering informative programming that will help our Spanish-speaking audience better understand the complex U.S. electoral process,” explained Mike Nieves, President and CEO of HITN.

This latest effort is part of Tu Momento 2016 (Your Moment 2016); an educational campaign the network launched last April to explain the workings of the United States’ electoral system and which has been well received by the Hispanic community.

Gerson Borrero, HITN’s veteran presenter, will host the convention coverage, which will begin on Sunday, July 24th with a detailed summary and analysis of the Republican National Convention and will continue on Sunday, July 31st with a similar recap of the top moments from the Democratic party’s convention.

Both programs will feature commentary about the importance of both conventions and what they mean for the Hispanic community, all presented in the moderate, neutral style that characterizes HITN-TV’s reporting. HITN-TV will continue to cover the electoral process with a variety of live and detailed coverage through election day in November.

“The millions of Hispanics living in the United States need to be well-informed about political realities in this country in their own language,” added Eric Turpin, HITN TV’s General Manager.  “HITN-TV has taken on this role and it has a responsibility we take very seriously.”

What: Special Coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

When: July 24th and July 31s

About HITN

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

The Great Fallacy

HITN-TV to Debut The Great Fallacy – a Documentary About the Crisis in Puerto Rico

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Brooklyn, N.Y.  – HITN, a Pay TV network dedicated to offering content relevant to Spanish-speaking audiences in the US and Puerto Rico, will premiere for the first time in U.S Cable TV history the documentary ‘La Gran Falacia’ (The Great Fallacy) this Sunday, June 26!

La Gran Falacia’ is the first documentary by a television network dedicated to analyzing the current political, economic and social situation in Puerto Rico. It features exclusive interviews with leading historians and politicians, who examine the island’s recent history and explore possible solutions to the crisis.

Among the important issues addressed are Puerto Rico’s default on its public debt and the island’s complicated legal status as a commonwealth of the United States, which obliges it to comply with US economic regulations but prevents it from declaring an orderly bankruptcy, much less pursue a financial bailout!

HITN-TV is pleased to present the premiere of this important documentary about the situation in Puerto Rico and the debate in Congress to determine the island’s economic future,” HITN-TV General Manager Eric Turpin remarked.

Under the slogan “every nation is responsible for its own destiny,” the documentary aims to inform and raise awareness of the issues while urging Puerto Ricans to stay strong in the face of crisis.

La Gran Falacia’ was produced by Paco Vázquez and directed by Paco Vázquez, Teresa Velez and Felo DeBoriken.

It will premiere on HITN-TV Sunday, June 26 at 9:00 pm, ET / 6:00 pm PT.

Watch the trailer below:

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-TV Reports Significant Ratings Boost in Q1 2016

HITN-TV Reports Significant Ratings Boost in Q1 2016

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HITN-TV Reports Significant Ratings Boost in Q1 2016 notable in the first three months of this year.  According to Rentrak figures, the network’s ratings were up 23% in the first quarter of 2016 in prime time and late fringe viewing.

“Each new program we have added to our lineup since the beginning of the year has attracted additional viewers, which validates our programming shift in 2016,” said Eric Turpin, general manager of HITN.

Rentrak also reported that between fourth quarter 2015 and first quarter 2016 ratings grew 24% in two of the most attractive target markets for ad sales: men and women aged 18-49 with medium to high purchasing power. Both groups increased their prime time and late fringe viewership of the network.

The same source ranked HITN-TV among the top networks in urban centers with large Spanish-speaking populations, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix and San Francisco in prime time and late fringe viewing.

One of the factors for the significant ratings boost was the network’s emphasis on updating its programming since the start of the year. Beginning in late 2015, HITN has signed a number of agreements with content providers including BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, AccuWeather, and Chef Oropeza among others.

A renewed focus on educational programming has also resulted in a variety of factual and documentary programming popular with audiences, helping position HITN among the most-watched networks among US Spanish-speaking audiences.

Turpin said all the investments that HITN has made toward improving the quality of our content has produced strong viewership results in this first uarter, “HITN will continue to add targeted documentary, factual, lifestyle and original programming to build an even stronger audience in key Hispanic markets in the United States by the end of 2016.”

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

restaurateur Lidia Bastianich

HITN Introduces Renowned Chef and Restaurateur Lidia Bastianich to the U.S. Hispanic market

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(Brooklyn – 05/03/16) – The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), the leading media company in offering educational content relevant to the Spanish-speaking audience of the United States, brings to its network screens celebrated chef, entrepreneur and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich with an entertaining cooking show.

La Italia de Lidia en América (‘Lidia’s Italy in America’) is the Spanish-language version of a program designed to educate and entertain food-loving audiences. Acclaimed chef Lidia Bastianich takes viewers by the hand on an exciting culinary journey through different American cities.

I am so pleased to be joining the HITN family, offering viewers my series, Lidia’s Italy and Lidia’s Italy in America. I know how important family and cooking is to me, and I know it will resonate with this wonderful Spanish speaking community in America. It’s an honor to be sharing my tradition of food, wine, culture and my cuisine with the Hispanic community.” said Lidia Bastianich Chef and Entrepreneur.

In each episode of La Italia de Lidia en América the chef offers up the ingredients of the cultural fusion between Italy and the United States. In her way, every place she visits is a window on to interesting facts that show viewers how the influence of the rich Italian culture is reflected in various aspects of the culture of the American people, in cuisine, music and artistic expression.

La Italia de Lidia en América is a stellar show hosted by acclaimed chef Lidia Bastianich, who is given to the task of showing our viewers, in a lively and lighthearted way, various facets of Italian culture, while highlighting the great influence that Italian cuisine has had on American cuisine over the years,” said, HITN General Manager Eric Turpin.

Lidia Bastianich has managed to combine the two greatest passions of her life, her love for her family and her passion for cooking, to develop a successful career in business. The prominent chef is the author of several internationally best-selling cookbooks and, as a successful businesswoman, is the owner of several restaurants in the United States and of a thriving gastronomic enterprise, which she manages with the support of her children.

La Italia de Lidia en América premieres on Saturday, May 7, at 4:00 pm ET / 1: 00 pm 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

La Llamarada

HITN-TV and WIPR TV Present ‘La Llamarada,’ Simulcast in Puerto Rico and the US

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(Brooklyn, N.Y. – 06/02/2016) – The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) and the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation (WIPR) announced the simulcast of the made-for-TV movie ‘La Llamarada’ in early June, an initiative specifically targeting Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States and Puerto Rico.

La Llamarada’ is a film inspired by the classic literature of Puerto Rican writer Enrique Laguerre. HITN-TV and WIPR will present the world premiere of this historical epic on June 6 during primetime at 8:00 p.m.

“We are proud to present US audiences with the screen version of the classic Puerto Rican novel ‘La Llamarada,’” remarked Florentina Almonte, Director of Programming at HITN-TV.

La Llamarada’ is the latest original production by the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation (WIPR)’s Programa Dramático para Televisión Lucy Boscana, a program that encourages cultural productions that highlight Puerto Rican history.

With this production WIPR strengthens its educational and cultural mission as a public broadcaster,” said Cecille Blondet, President of the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation. “The quality of our content is a priority in all we do, and ‘La Llamarada’ is an excellent example. We are excited to share this production with Spanish-speaking audiences in Puerto Rico and beyond.

La Llamarada’ is widely considered the best representation in twentieth-century literature of the struggles of sugarcane workers in Puerto Rico in the 1930s. Playwright Roberto Ramos-Perea adapted the screenplay for the production, which was filmed in HD format and features a cast of well-known actors and local talent.

La Llamarada’ will air simultaneously on HITN-TV and WIPR TV on Monday, June 6 at 8:00 pm, ET / 5:00 PT and on Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 pm, ET / 6:00 pm PT. For a trailer of the film La Llamarada produced by WIPR TV go to: https://vimeo.com/154903751

About WIPR

The Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation (WIPR) was created in 1949 with the mission of promoting educationa and cultural programming. It currently operates two radio stations: 940AM and Allegro 91.3FM; 2 television stations: WIPR (San Juan) and WIPM (Mayagüez), to live streaming of its programming please visit: http://www.wipr.pr/tv/envivo/

 

About Programa Dramático para Televisión Lucy Boscana

Programa Dramático para Televisión Lucy Boscana encourages the production of cultural programming based on Puerto Rican history as well as novels, musical comedies, miniseries and single episodes showcasing local talent and topics through workshops made possible by local state funding.

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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