The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), established in 1983, is America’s only Spanish-language, nonprofit, public service media network. At HITN, we work to advance the educational, cultural and socio-economic aspirations of U.S. Latinos through quality, authentic programming on air, online and on- the-ground in communities.
No other Latino-focused organization combines the power of national television with an unprecedented commitment to community-based initiatives designed to empower Hispanic individuals and families. Through these initiatives we connect schools, homes and community-based organizations with educational content and the connectivity and technology to access and utilize that content.
HITN’s Main Areas of Activity
HITN Television: Our television network offers lifestyle, educational and cultural programming and is distributed to nearly 36 million households across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Early Learning Collaborative: The HITN Early Learning Collaborative (ELC) creates standards-focused and engaging learning resources for preschoolers, educators and parents in order to ensure that even children living in poverty can enter kindergarten with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. Supported by a highly competitive United States Department of Education, Ready to Learn Grant, ELC is leveraging a multiplatform approach to learning by combining touchscreen apps and web-based games with traditional learning methods to address the social, cognitive and emotional needs of young children in developmentally appropriate ways.
CBO Connect: HITN’s CBO Connect provides a technology platform for Community based Organizations (CBOs) to collaborate, share successful practices, access quality content, and address a variety of social, economic, educational and health and wellness needs.
EBS Spectrum: HITN is the largest holder of Educational Broadband Spectrum (EBS) licenses in the U.S., supporting the next generation of wireless broadband networks while creating new opportunities to deliver educational content and connecting communities.