Friday, May 6, 2011

R. Paniagua, Inc. Premieres Two New Original Productions on HITN

New York, NY – Hispanic Information and Telecommunication Network, Inc. (HITN), announces the premiere of two original R. Paniagua, Inc. (RPI) productions in New York and the surrounding area. The television shows are sponsored by the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism and AT&T Wireless to bring more culturally relevant television to the growing Latino and Dominican population in the tri-state area.

Both shows will bring new weekly episodes to HITN viewers. República Dominicana en 30 Minutos features in-depth breaking news from the Caribbean and Agenda Deportiva tracks headlines made by Dominican athletes around the world.

Shot on location in the Dominican Republic at SIN Studios, and Directed by Rafael Gil and Executive Produced by Ralph Paniagua, the shows cover pertinent issues that concern state-side Dominican Americans. Dominicans now have a definitive weekly television destination to connect with news, lifestyle, and sports and views impacting life back on the Island. This is especially advantageous to islanders abroad looking to cast their votes during the 2012 Dominican Republic Presidential election.

“We’re especially pleased to introduce forward-looking niche content that highlights fresh reporting on the pulse of news, culture, lifestyle and sports from that appeals, not only to the growing Dominican American population, but to all with interest in Latino culture and news from the Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic,” stated Ralph Paniagua Jr., President and CEO of RPI.

Magaly Rivera, HITN Vice President of Development said, “As a mission driven organization, we are pleased to bring original productions from the country of origin to ensure HITN delivers relevant programs to our audience. These new shows bring visibility to role models, Caribbean culture, and international issues of importance.”

Both programs will air on Time Warner Cable channel 831 in the New York and New Jersey area:

Agenda Deportiva: Saturdays at 5:30 PM and Sundays at 11:00AM.

República Dominicana en 30 Minutos: Saturdays at 5:00 PM and Sundays at 10:30 AM

According to the US Census there are approximately 1.36 million people of Dominican descent living in the United States. Dominicans are amongst the New York’s tri-state area’s top Spanish-language dominant groups. Additionally, Puerto Rico and cities such as Miami, Boston and D.C. are prime areas of expansion. Through RPI’s partnership with HITN-TV, advertisers can reach dynamic Hispanic audiences in approximately 36 million homes nationwide.

About R. Paniagua Inc.:
Since 1985, R. Paniagua, Inc. (RPI) has been a pioneer in providing quality, integrated, media-leveraged Latino marketing communication programs. At the heart of its corporate mission, RPI's most unique feature is its track record of tying-in promotional marketing efforts with its publishing, broadcast and grassroots programs that deliver measurable results for their corporate partners.

RPI is among the most unique and innovative marketing firms in the U.S. serving the Latino community for over 25 years. The firm targets U.S. based Latino audiences with exciting media-leveraged event promotions that deliver Latino consumers and a healthy "return on investment" for the corporate sponsors and media partners.

In addition to original broadcast content, RPI properties include,  

About HITN:
The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization. HITN’s mission is to advance Hispanics by providing engaging educational entertainment that empowers the community to serve as an ever-growing engine of intellectual power and progress. HITN-TV is the first U.S.-owned, non-commercial, Spanish-language, media company; delivering educational programming to more than 36 million homes nationwide on Satellite and Cable. HITN is also the largest holder of Educational Broadband Spectrum (EBS) in the U.S., supporting the next generation of wireless broadband networks and creating new opportunities to deliver educational content and connect communities. Visit HITN online at  

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