New York, NY & Chicago, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–December 12, 2007–HITN-TV, the first national Spanish-Language educational and public TV network in the United States, and AnswersTV, the first cross-platform HD interactive television network comprised exclusively of original programming, introduce a new Spanish language health program focusing on medical issues, “Un Buen Doctor”.
This new series comprises episodes that provide viewers with comprehensive, up to date, evidence-based information on a range of diseases affecting the general population. “Un Buen Doctor “offers:
— Concise, straightforward information about each disease state
— Easy to understand discussions about symptoms, treatments and cures
— Practical recommendations for adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
— Expert interviews with doctors and other healthcare professionals
— Real-life stories of patients
Hosted by NBC’s Zoraida Sambolin “Un Buen Doctor” provides an informative, educational and engaging program focusing on the health issues most common to the Hispanic Community in the United States, including hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, among many others.
“The spirit of this partnership embodies precisely what HITN stands for,” said Jose Luis Rodriguez, Founder and President of HITN. “Our mission is to offer programming with an educational focus that seeks to provide Latinos the tools and information that will help them succeed in their communities and beyond.”
“The opportunity to provide quality health programming, produced specifically for the Hispanic Community, is something we are very proud to be a part of,” stated Jeff Bohnson, CEO of AnswersTV. “When Jose Luis first approached us with a vision for bringing Spanish language AnswersTV health programming to HITN, we knew we had to approach this partnership in a unique way, specific to the Hispanic Community the program will serve. I think you will agree “Un Buen Doctor” is an outstanding series that will achieve its goal of bringing the highest quality health programming to the Hispanic Community.”
Dr. Theo Sai states that in this series a healthy life is depicted “not as an end, but as a journey in which a change in philosophy and lifestyle is promoted to attain positive and long-term health benefits.”
“UN BUEN DOCTOR” is televised Sundays at 9:30 AM (ET)/ 6:30 AM (PT) and 3:30 PM (ET)/12:30 PM (PT) and Wednesdays at 9:00PM (ET)/6:00 PM (PT)
Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN), founded over 20 years ago, is the first Hispanic public television network providing educational and cultural programming in the United States. HITN was founded in 1987 with the mission of advancing the educational, cultural, socioeconomic and political aspirations of Latinos. Today the network reaches over 22 million households and 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
AnswersTV, AnswersMedia’s flagship media property, is the first cross-platform HD interactive television network comprised exclusively of original programming. AnswersTV’s lifestyle know-how programming lineup currently includes three topic-focused channels: Health (hosted by Jane Hanson), Food (hosted by Gale Gand) and Magic. AnswersTV’s line-up of uniquely focused channels educates and entertains highly targeted audiences – on demand. AnswersTV can be viewed on the web at http://www.answerstv.com, reached via phone at (312) 421-0113, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.