New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–December 20, 2007–Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network (HITN-TV), the first Spanish-language educational and cultural network in the United States, has announced its programming specials for the holiday season.
“We are very proud to supplement our roster of diverse and unique programming with high-quality seasonal content to bring added holiday cheer to our viewers,” said Florentina Balseca, HITN Programming Director. “We’ve incorporated holiday specials into our line-up to continue enhancing HITN’s presence in the Hispanic market and continue to be a valuable and accessible resource to the Hispanic community.”
HITN-TV’s Holiday programming specials include the following:
Coco and Drila Christmas Adventures
With this Christmas special animation children and parents can celebrate and enjoy the spirits of the holidays with the story of Coco and Drila and their adventures with Santa Claus. December 25. 10:00 a.m. (ET) and 4:00 p.m. (ET)
A Very Wompkee Christmas
A heartwarming story of courage and laughter of the magical world of Wompkee Wood for the whole family to enjoy.
December 24. 9:30 am (ET) and 4:00 pm (ET)
The Nutcracker, has over the years become the perfect Christmas holiday ballet.
This spectacular performance of the Royal Ballet of London will air on HITN-TV December 25. 7:00 p.m. (ET).
Placido Domingo Gala Concert in Miami
Superstar tenor Placido Domingo comes to the Miami Arena and gives an evening of musical delight to a standing-room-only crowd. Joined by American soprano Ana Panagulias, Domingo presents a bounty of favorite arias, duets and songs by Puccini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer and others. December 25. 9:30 p.m. (ET)
William Cepeda’s Jazz Navideño
The Program will present Puerto Rico’s Música Jíbara. Cepeda’s Group, led by Mariano coto, is internationally known as master of the Island country music tradition. Their stirring renditions of the often intense sung poetry and their instrumental mastery will open the concert. Following their presentation of traditional jíbaro music, Cepeda’s Afro Rican Jazz band will debut Cepeda’s original compositions inspired by jíbaro traditions but taking the music to an entirely new and innovative level. December 24 9:30 PM (ET)
Lo Mejor de Nuestra Musica Popular
HITN-TV is proud to present the prestigious Banco Popular holiday special. This year’s Program takes you on a journey through 15 years of of the Banco Popular Christmas season specials. With segments on romantic, humorous, Christmas and patriotic songs, as well as tributes to artists, Some of the artists featured:
— Manny Manuel
— Glenn Monroig
— Antonio Cabán Vale
— Olga Tañón y Plena Libre
— Michael Stuart, Víctor Manuelle y Tony Vega
— Tony Croatto y José Feliciano
— Alberto Carrión y Lucecita
— Marc Anthony
— César Hernández
December 24. 8:00 p.m. (ET) On HITN-TV Only on Time Warner Cable New York City
HITN-TV is seen on Direct TV (Ch. 438); Dish (Ch. 843 & 9401); Comcast (Ch. 649 Chicago & Denver); Time Warner (Ch. 811-NYC, Bergen & Hudson Co. NJ, Ch. 645 Austin, TX, Ch. 294 San Antonio, TX; and Ch. 167 Kansas City).
Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN), now in its 24th year, is the first Hispanic public television network providing educational and cultural programming in the United States. HITN was founded with the mission of advancing the educational, cultural, socioeconomic and political aspirations of Latinos. Today 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. For more information on HITN, visit http://www.hitn.tv.