New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 27, 2007–Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, the first Spanish-language educational and cultural network in the U.S., has announced that its Community-Based Organization (CBO) Connect Initiative will provide thorough coverage of the 2007 New York Upstate Latino Summit that took place from September 21 to 22 at the Convention Center Plaza in Buffalo, NY. The Summit was presented by CBO Connect member, Hispanos Unidos of Buffalo and will be Webcast on HITN-TV’s Web site beginning October 1.
“We are honored to partner with Hispanos Unidos of Buffalo to bring home information from the New York Upstate Latino Summit that specifically impacts the Buffalo region,” said Jose Luis Rodriguez, HITN-TV Founder and President. “We share a mission to help strengthen and uplift the Latino community, and help them reach the American dream.”
This is the first time that the region’s Latino CBOs came together to discuss economic and social challenges facing their respective communities and the demands of the rapidly increasing Latino population. Some of the regional-focused issues that were discussed were how health, the legal system, funding trends, gang violence, and economic development issues impact Latinos. The Webcast will include extensive coverage summits of workshops, plenary sessions, and special events. Online coverage will be available at http://www.hitn.tv.
“HITN-TV’s educational and entertaining programming is a natural fit for our summit,” said Lourdes T. Iglesias, Hispanos Unidos of Buffalo Executive Director. “Its cutting-edge coverage of the latest issues that affect the Latino community sets a high standard of excellence. We hope that the summit motivated everyone to leave with outcome-based results to offer elected officials and corporate leaders.”
Additional CBOs included Ibero-American Action League and the PRYD. In addition to HITN-TV, sponsors of the groundbreaking event included Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Senator Antoine Thompson, and Assemblymen Sam Hoyt and Peter Rivera.
HITN currently reaches more than 20 million households in the U.S. through DirectTV, and nationally on Dish Network, and in key local markets on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, and AT&T U-verse, and Verizon’s Fios System in the immediate future.
Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN-TV), in its 24th year, is the first Hispanic public television network providing educational and cultural programming in the United States. HITN’s mission is to advance the educational, cultural, socioeconomic and political aspirations of Latinos. The network remains the first media conduit offering educational, enriching and empowering content to the nation’s fastest growing ethnic group. HITN is committed to serving the Hispanic community through the development and distribution of high quality Spanish-language content. HITN is currently expanding its original productions and program lineup for the 2008 season. For more information on HITN, visit http://www.hitn.tv.