HITN and Zinkia Announce 'Pocoyo' Educational Initiative
About HITN, Inc.: HITN, Inc. (The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network) was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization. HITN's mission is to advance the educational, socio-economic and cultural aspirations of Latinos in the US and Puerto Rico through technology. HITN-TV is the first U.S. Latino-controlled, non-commercial, Spanish-language, media company delivering educational programming to more than 40 million homes nationwide on Satellite and Cable focusing on Health, Financial Literacy, and Education.
About Zinkia Entertainment: Zinkia Entertainment specializes in the creation and management of entertainment properties for today’s global marketplace. Zinkia’s primary focus is the development and production of content for all media platforms to engage, entertain and educate children of all cultures. Zinkia is the exclusive worldwide licensor of global brand sensation POCOYO, one of Spain’s most successful animation productions. Founded in 2001, Zinkia is headquartered in Madrid, Spain and operates offices in China. www.zinkia.com
About Project LAMP: Project LAMP (Learning Apps Media Partnership) is a children’s transmedia educational initiative developed through a partnership of Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), Callaway Digital Arts, and the Michael Cohen Group. Project LAMP was awarded a five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010. Funded through the Ready to Learn program, Project L.A.M.P. partners are working cooperatively with the Department’s Office of Innovation and Improvement to ensure more young children have the math and literacy skills they need to succeed in school.