New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 27, 2007–Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network (HITN-TV), the first Spanish-language educational and cultural network in the United States, has announced that it is extending its national reach by partnering with Comcast to bring its award-winning programming that educates and entertains to Chicago.
HITN-TV will be on channel 649 in Chicago. It is a part of Comcast’s new enhanced Selecto Completo service in the city of Chicago that will offer up to 30 channels.
“The Latino population in Chicago has grown substantially in the last decade,” said Jose Luis Rodriguez, HITN-TV Founder and President. “The timing is ideal to pursue our mission there and offer programming with an educational focus that seeks to provide Latinos the tools and information that will help them reach the American dream.”
In order to pursue its mission to tackle issues that impact the Latino community, two live special editions of Malin Falu’s popular show, “Dialogo de Costa a Costa” (“Dialogue from Coast to Coast”), aired directly from Pilsen in Chicago.
“HITN-TV’s educational and entertaining programming will make a phenomenal addition to our menu of channels,” said Carlos Morales, Hispanic Marketing Manager for Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region. “It is cutting edge coverage of the latest issues that affect our community, such as the live coverage from the National Council of La Raza’s Annual Conference, sets a standard of excellence we are proud to represent.”
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 in 1987 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. HITN is currently expanding its original productions and program lineup for the 2008 season. For more information on HITN, visit http://www.hitn.tv.