BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million households across the United States, announced an agreement with Imagina US to broadcast La Liga Promises 2017, a special program covering the third annual international youth soccer tournament taking place at Riverbank Park in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. Audiences will be able to relive the games this Monday, June 26 through Wednesday, June 28 on the English and Spanish versions of beIN SPORTS, the sports network distributed in the United States by Imagina US. The HITN special featuring the top moments of the tournament will air on Monday, June 26 at 11PM EST/8PM PST.
La Liga Promises 2017 is a two-hour special that will showcase the best plays of the competition, which brings together talented young players from around the world hoping to be the next stars on the international soccer scene. In addition to tournament highlights, the HITN special will include original narration and commentary on the best plays of every game, the semifinals and final, and the awards ceremony. By shining a spotlight on the talent and athleticism of the young Hispanics participating in the tournament, La Liga Promises 2017 reaffirms HITN's commitment to promoting sports and a healthful lifestyle to the US Hispanic community.
Twelve teams from six countries are participating in the tournament, including, from Spain, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Seville, Villarreal and Valencia; Mexico's Club América; Inter Milan (Italy); Benfica (Portugal); Nacional de Medellín (Colombia); and the New York City and Newark youth teams.
"We are very pleased to launch this partnership with Imagina US and beIN SPORTS, which allows us to showcase new talent in youth soccer and encourage the young people from our community who are participating in the tournament to pursue their dreams in the world of sports," noted Erika Vogt Lowell, Programming and Acquisitions Director at HITN.
"We are honored to partner with HITN, a network that seeks to inspire and empower Hispanic audiences to succeed and make a better life for themselves in the United States," remarked Irantzu Diez-Gamboa, President of Imagina US. "It's worth keeping in mind that Gerard Piqué, Fernando Torres, Andrés Iniesta and other top soccer players got their start in the youth leagues of some of the same teams participating in this year's tournament. Through this partnership with HITN, we hope to demonstrate to today's young people that their dreams can come true."
"The passion of these young players is undeniable and inspiring," added Antonio Briceño, Assistant Managing Director, beIN SPORTS USA. "We are proud to offer exclusive coverage of the tournament to our viewers in the United States."
La Liga Promises 2017 is being played simultaneously at Independence Park and Riverside Park in New York. Coverage of the games will air in 64 countries on a range of different platforms.
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HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Cablevision. For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.
ABOUT beIN SPORTS USA
Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing global sports network in the US and is offered on the 10 largest cable/satellite TV providers in the US, as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NASL, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA), tennis, and volleyball, among others. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men's and Women's Basketball and Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. Thru beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone.
ABOUT IMAGINA US
Imagina US is the Americas division of Imagina Group, a leading European company dedicated to providing the audiovisual space to serve clients' technical and commercial needs in production and post-production. Founded in 1999, Imagina US is a pioneer in television production for the US Hispanic market and a strategic partner for the successful development and distribution of audiovisual content. Imagina US had revenue of approximately $54 million in 2015; its range of services incudes content production, post-production, rights acquisition and management, and network broadcast and distribution. For more information: http://www.imaginaus.com/
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