|Headquarters||Brooklyn, New York|
|Language(s)||Spanish and English|
Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) is the largest Spanish-language public broadcasting network in the United States. It delivers educational programming to over 44 million homes nationwide, and reaches over 40% of US households.
Its distribution network includes Xfinity, DirecTV, DirectTV NOW, Verizon FiOS, Dish Network, Cablevision, AT&T U-verse TV, Charter Communications, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, Altice, and a host of smaller distributors.
In 2017, the HITN network was nominated for three Emmy Awards in the arts, community, and public service categories.
HITN TV, established in 1981, is a branch of HITN and provides non-commercial Spanish-language educational programming in the United States. 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, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Cablevision.
Its most recent original productions include Estudio DC con Gerson Borrero (interviews with leading Latino figures in government, media, music, arts & entertainment, and sports).;Voces (Success stories of Hispanics who have transformed their community in the United States); Puerto Rico Contigo (about the solidarity work and the common effort of the people of the island in the face of adversity); En Foco con Neida Sandoval (interviews and research reports), Mundo CNET (information and the latest news from the technology industry) and Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill (to discover and learn about the wild animals of the planet).
It also presents Centro Medico, a docudrama with recreations of medical cases in a hospital environment, accompanied by simple explanations and easy to understand medical issues relevant to the audience. The first season reached a visualization increase of more than 154%, according to Nielsen's measurements, positioning the show among the five largest audiences of the channel. Last September, HITN presented a 32-hour marathon of the first season. During the television marathon clues were offered for the audience to participate and win a trip for two to Madrid to meet the protagonists and the production team of the successful program.
The network also developed Corriente Cultural and En Foco, which highlighted the cultural and artistic achievements of Latinos in the US. Also, through Dialogo and Destination Casa Blanca, HITN has covered every US presidential election cycle since 2004. While providing this coverage, HITN also focused on the impact of each election, on Latinos living in the US.
|HITN video clip and multi-channel programming page|
In 2017, HITN TV was nominated for three Emmy Awards in the arts, community, and public service categories. In the arts category, HITN TV was nominated for the production Arte Desde 3 Perspectivas en un Mismo Idioma. In the community/public service categories, the network was singled out for the PSAs Lo Que Realmente Importa and Nuestro Voto, Nuestra Voz.
In 2018, HITN partnered with the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney, to create and launch a new anti-cyber bullying program.
The network has developed the HITN app, that enable subscribers to access its authenticated TV Everywhere and VOD services on devices with an Internet connection.
In 2019, HITN launched the children's streaming service Edye.
As of 2012, HITN delivered programming to over 40% of US households, through both satellite and cable TV channels.
As of 2017, HITN TV reached over 44 million homes in the US and Puerto Rico.
During the tenure of HITN President and CEO Mike Nieves, 10 million more homes were added in two years (2016–17).
HITN expanded its headquarters by moving to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The new facility has 46,000 square feet, and a 3,000 square foot enclosed studio on the building's roof.
As the largest holder of Educational Broadband Spectrum (EBS) in the US and Puerto Rico  HITN focuses on creating wireless broadband educational networks, and developing media platforms for their educational programming.
Most of the EBS Spectrum held by HITN is leased to companies such as Clearwire/Sprint Nextel. In 2012, HITN partnered with Connect to Compete (C2C) to promote broadband adoption, distance learning, and digital literacy in disadvantaged communities.
|Leticia Parra Ibarra: winner of Tu Momento 2016|
In 2016, HITN launched Tu Momento 2016. Hosted by Gerson Borrero and scheduled to run from April through Election Day, Tu Momento 2016 encouraged voter participation by educating the Spanish speaking community on the complex U.S. electoral system. The Vive Tu Momento contest was the final component of Tu Momento 2016 campaign. The contest was not a game of luck, but rather a test of knowledge since participants were challenged to utilize their grasp of the presidential election and their understanding of the Electoral College to predict which states each presidential candidate would win on Election Day. HITN-TV carefully examined hundreds of entries and in the end found one contestant to be the most politically astute: Mrs. Leticia Ibarra became the contest winner after being the first to accurately predict the voting results for 46 states. After the elections, Tu Momento evolved to become Estudio DC.
The network has developed a programming strategy based on thematic blocks dedicated to topics such as health, science and technology, natural history and children's content. 'Vida y Salud TV' is a daily block designed to promote good health and well-being among US Hispanic audiences, hosted by Dr. Aliza.
As a recipient of a $30 million grant from the federal Ready to Learn Program (2010-2016), HITN designed and distributed transmedia learning resources to promote school readiness.
The network originated and delivers several national educational programs through HITN Learning: an online, bilingual (English/Spanish) educational program aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3-6.
In 2018, HITN Learning launched 'Cleo & Cuquin Family Fun! math kits', a bilingual mix of print and digital hands-on activities and games built around educational goals. The Family Fun Kits and Apps offer bilingual print and digital activities for English language learners.
HITN was a participant in Project LAMP (Learning Apps Media Partnership), a children's educational trans-media initiative.
LAMP is a component of the U.S. Department of Education's "Ready To Learn" program, which is designed to help close the achievement gap of low-income young people, by creating multi-platform digital media-based programs for children aged three to eight.