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Latin American Heritage Month

TLN Media Group Celebrates Latin American Heritage Month This October
with TV Channel Free Previews, Original Documentary Presentations
and extensive community coverage across Canada

October is a significant month for Hispanic/Spanish-speaking communities worldwide and the government of Canada has deemed it Latin American Heritage Month. As Canada’s most influential multicultural media leader, TLN Media Group celebrates Latin American Heritage Month with a series of initiatives and special programming honouring the large mosaic of Latinx cultures, countries, and people – for their social, economic, and political contributions to our nation.

TLN Media Group supports and showcases Canada’s 1.5 million Spanish speaking strong communities* year-round, and has done so for nearly four decades, but we recognize the importance each October to amplify voices and shine a spotlight on the various aspects of Latino culture that enhance the cultural mosaic in Canada and provide opportunities for cross cultural appreciation and understanding.

*VIVIDATA Spring 2021 SCC All Respondents [14+] Non-official Languages Spoken Conversationally (Weighted)

NATIONAL TV CHANNEL FREE PREVIEW– TLN Media Group’s month-long festivities kick off with a nationwide FREE PREVIEW of our Spanish TV channels until the end of the year! Over 20 million Canadians in 9 million homes across the country will have the opportunity to experience the vibrant Latin culture while enjoying premium programming from the leading Spanish language TV brands in North America including:

TLN Television – Canada’s culturally connected English language specialty TV channel, TLN is a destination for putting more colour into the lives of all Canadians! Home to programs that unite cultures through shared experiences and memorable moments, delightful personalities like acclaimed celebrity chef’s Jose Andres, Pati Jinich, Rick Bayless and many more take us on scenic adventures in far off places and at home in the kitchen with a delightful lineup of lifestyle series. Add big movies every Fri-Sun starting a 9P/et, music specials and regular live international soccer (including the Nations League semi-final between Spain and Italy on October 6th at 2:30P/et and the Final on October 10th at 2:30P/et. Plus World Cup qualifier coverage through to November 15th and weekly Serie A soccer coverage every Sunday), and this is our recipe for bringing more colour into the lives of millions of Canadians.

Univision Canada — Canada’s leading Spanish-language television channel delivering the best entertainment and news programming from the Latin world complemented by Made In Canada original programming.  Highlights include hit reality shows ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ Sundays at 8P/et and ‘Desafio Super Humanos’ Mon-Fri at 3P/et, talk/entertainment/news favourites Despierta America’ Mon-Fri at 7A/et, ‘El Gordo Y La Flaca’ at 4P/et, and ‘Primer Impacto at 5P/et’, and coverage of North America’s top soccer with Liga MX coverage on Saturdays at 8P/et. Plus, don’t miss the exclusive Canadian broadcast of the Latin Grammy Awards LIVE from Las Vegas, Thursday, November 18th at 7P/et.

Cinelatino – The premium all-movie channel is your all access (NOW FREE) ticket to all the latest Spanish-language blockbuster hits and critically acclaimed films from Mexico, Latin America, Spain and the U.S.A featuring the biggest names in Hollywood and beyond. Enjoy dozens of movie premieres monthly and acclaimed series including El Desconocido (The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián) starring Guillermo Iván. Born into a life of narcotrafficking, he rises in the ranks to become the right-hand of Mexico’s El Chato.

Teleninos—Foster your children’s learning of a second language while enjoying popular TV shows including Caillou, Mona The Vampire, Little Lulu and weekend family movies, with the country’s first and only kids’ Spanish channel dedicated to heritage language preservation.

TLN MEDIA GROUP ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATIONS – TLN Media Group takes great pride in its longstanding tradition of producing unique top-quality programs with the participation of a culturally diverse roster of writers, directors, and production crew. Made by multicultural Canadians, for ALL Canadians to enjoy, TLN Media Group’s extensive catalogue of original productions connects communities with the passions that make their cultures unique and makes these stories accessible for future generations.

Placing a spotlight on the unique Hispanic Canadian stories that celebrate the vibrancy of our country’s diversity, Univision Canada will broadcast special presentations of Spanish language TLN Original documentaries on Saturday, October 9th, starting at 8P/et:

Soñador: El Camino de Ismael Cala
8P/et | 60 Min 

Ismael Cala was born and raised in Cuba, today he is an internationally best-selling author, internationally know Spanish TV personality and sought-after motivational speaker, and he says he owes it all to Canada where he got his start as a Telelatino TV personality.  Discover his personal journey – an inspiration to Hispanic Canadians and testament to the power of human resilience .

Watch the trailer HERE

Inmigrante, Artista, Activista
9P/et | 60 Min

Julian is a Colombian-born Canadian, a filmmaker, and a musician. This moving documentary follows Julian through a week in his life, working at the Air Canada Centre, and volunteering his time to help others as he faces the challenges associated with living with Down syndrome. Julian’s story sheds light on people living with intellectual challenges and their success stories.

Watch the trailer HERE

Carmen: La Hija Revolucionaria 
10P/et | 60 Min

This original documentary spotlights one of Canada’s most successful Latino artists. From bestselling author to actor to activist, Carmen Aguirre is a second generation Chilean Canadian with an incredible story to tell.

Watch the trailer HERE

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – HISPANIC CANADIAN SUCCESS STORIES : TLN Media Group is happily embedded in our communities in Canada even as those communities have evolved in many different directions. We see our role as evolving with them all and that includes initiatives and stories that showcase various aspects Latino culture. As part of our month-long festivities, our original community segments will shine a spotlight on the events and success stories of Hispanics across Canada including interviews with government officials, community land business leaders, artists, and unsung heroes. The goal of our daily production effort is to inform, entertain, inspire, and unite all Canadians now more than ever and celebrate the diversity that is Canada’s strength.

TLN Media Group Hispanic/Latino Student Awards (Ryerson University)
Congratulations! Felicitaciones! to Joseph Ramirez, the recipient of the TLN Media Group Hispanic/Latino Student Awards (Ryerson University). TLN Media Group is a proud founding donor (alongside community leaders Mauricio Ospina and Victor Garcia) of the annual awards program that was launched in 2017 and has raised $100,000 in scholarships to improve access to post-secondary education, entrepreneurship, mentorship and career guidance, and provide crucial support to deserving Latino students in financial need.

For over a decade, TLN Media Group has supported Canada’s ever-growing Latin community through endowment programs with some of Canada’s top Universities demonstrating our commitment to the growth of the Hispanic community in Canada and our great pride in giving future leaders the skills and support that they need to succeed!

Click here for details on how to access the TV Channel Free Preview.

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing | 416.744.5745 | [email protected]

About TLN Television | tln.ca
TLN is the television destination for putting more colour in your life! We are home to programs that unite cultures through shared experiences and memorable moments. Delightful personalities take us on scenic adventures in far off places and at home in the kitchen. Add big movies, music specials and regular live international soccer and this is our recipe for bringing more fun, more joy and more colour into the lives of millions of Canadians. TLN is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

About Univision Canada | univisioncanada.ca
Univision Canada is the leading Spanish-language television channel delivering the best programming from the Hispanic world to Canada’s 1.8 million Spanish speakers. The lineup features daily news, award-winning telenovelas, talk and reality shows, live music specials and top soccer coverage. Univision Canada is a TLN Media Group owned channel and can be seen from coast to coast on all of Canada’s largest pay TV platforms. Univision Canada is a TLN Media Group TV channel available from coast to coast.

About Teleninos | teleninos.ca
Canada’s only all Spanish-language kids’ channel, Teleniños offers a commercial free destination for children of all ages from pre-school to teen to watch their favourite shows in Spanish. Acclaimed animated and live action series, popular family movies and much more, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Teleniños is a TLN Media Group channel.

About Cinelatino | tln.ca/cinelatino 
Canada’s premium all Spanish-Language movie channel Cinelatino is your ticket to 24 hour, all Spanish-language hits and critically acclaimed movies from Mexico, Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.A. Cinelatino is owned and operated by the Hemisphere Media Group and is represented in Canada by TLN Media Group.