New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 21, 2007–The first Spanish-language educational and cultural network in the U.S., Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network (HITN-TV), has partnered with El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico) to provide coverage of the 2007 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Annual Convention from September 19 to 22 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ONELINK, a Puerto Rico-based cable company, began airing HITN-TV’s live coverage to Puerto Rico on September 19th.
“We are very excited that ONELINK is collaborating with us by televising our USHCC Annual Convention coverage in Puerto Rico. It will benefit our viewers, as it means that critical issues addressed at the USHCC Conference will have far-reaching results. Our in-depth coverage will help ensure that they have access to the most relevant and recent dialogue on Latino concerns,” said Jose Luis Rodriguez, HITN-TV Founder and President.
“This convention will be one of the largest gatherings of Hispanic businesses in the Western Hemisphere, and its impact will be felt across the globe,” said Michael Barrera, President and CEO of USHCC. “Puerto Rico hosts 55 companies on the Fortune 100 list, a clear indication that Corporate America recognizes Puerto Rico as a prime location for business growth and a perfect bridge to Central and South America, and the Caribbean. HITN-TV and ONELINK’s coverage of this groundbreaking conference will bring home this message of economic development and its implications to our future prosperity.”
The programming schedule of the USHCC Conference coverage is as follows:
“Bridging Commerce among the Americas”
Thursday, September 20, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (ET)
This one-hour special edition to discuss the main theme of the USHCC Conference “Bridging Commerce among the Americas.”
“International Trade” Workshop – LIVE
Thursday, September 20, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (ET)
This workshop is designed to address the basics of international trade. You will learn how to create opportunities, manage risk, fund opportunities and improve cash flow while saving money and increasing your market share.
“Dialogo de Costa a Costa” – LIVE
Thursday, September 20, noon -1 p.m. (ET)
This one-hour special edition will focus on the New Immigration Rules that could affect businesses and the economy. The new rules requires employers to fire people who can’t be verified as a legal worker and can’t resolve within 60 days why the name or Social Security number on their W-2 doesn’t match the government’s database. Employers who don’t comply could face fines of $250 to $10,000 per illegal worker and incident.
“Dialogo de Costa a Costa” – LIVE
Friday, September 21, noon -1 p.m. (ET)
Whether you have a start-up business or need to expand your current company, this session will help connect you with alternative sources of capital for your business. Join some of the experts as they discuss the benefits of joint ventures, strategic partnerships, private equity and more.
HITN currently reaches more than 22 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.