HITN-TV Launches in Atlanta On Channel 217

HITN-TV Launches in Atlanta On Channel 217

National TV Network that Educates and Entertains Launches with Charter Communications


NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITN, the first Spanish-language educational and cultural network in the United States, is proud to announce that it is extending its national reach by bringing its award-winning programming to Atlanta on Charter Communications.

HITN-TV can now be seen on channel 217 in Atlanta. Charter’s Hispanic subscribers in Covington, Athens, Gainesville, Gwinnett, Smyrna, Cedartown, Lagrange, Carrollton, Columbus, Newnan, Stockbridge, and Thomaston will now have the opportunity to tune in to HITN’s mix of original educational programming, cultural/news productions, and entertainment series.

“The Latino population in Atlanta has experienced substantial growth in the last decade,” said Jose Luis Rodriguez, HITN-TV Founder and President. “We are pleased to launch on Charter and further expand HITN’s presence in the Hispanic market and continue in our mission to be a valuable and accessible resource to the Hispanic community.”

“Our mix of educational, cultural and entertainment programs were created to empower and educate Hispanics to take advantage of the economic, social and cultural opportunities this country has to offer,” Rodriguez adds “The more viewers we can reach, the more HITN can help enable these individuals and families to lead fuller, richer lives.”

“Charter is pleased to offer HITN-TV on our Digital Tier. Charter’s mission is to provide the best value in our video service, and is further committed to enhancing diverse information and entertainment choices in the communities we serve. By offering special interest programming, like HITN-TV, we are providing the additional choice and variety our customers deserve.” said local Charter Representative Skip James.

Some of HITN-TV’s programming highlights include: the award-winning Dialogo de Costa a Costa, a daily live talk show that provides a forum for Latinos in the 50 states to share their opinions and ask questions on key issues affecting their families and communities; GED en Español, a series of classes to teach Spanish dominant viewers how to obtain their high school diploma; EASY English, a series of classes to teach Spanish-language speakers basic and intermediate English language skills; and HITN also has partnerships with Cable in the Classroom and various cultural institutions including the New York Metropolitan Museum to bring quality educational programming to children and young adults.

HITN-TV currently reaches over 31 million households in the U.S. through multiple distribution partners.

About HITN, Inc.

Founded in 1983, the NY-based HITN is a national private non-profit organization and the first media conduit (or TV network) offering educational, enriching and empowering content to the nation’s fastest growing ethnic group. Its mission is to help enable its listeners as individuals and families to lead fuller, richer lives, serving as an ever-growing engine of intellectual power and progress for the U.S. and the entire world. HITN is currently expanding its original productions and program lineup for the 2008 season. For more information on HITN, visit http://www.hitn.tv.

HITN-TV Launches in Atlanta On Channel 217