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Santa Monica, CA, United States, 2012/05/08 - Priority PR announces that Canal 22 Internacional, is celebrating its 8th Anniversary this Saturday, May 5, with a plethora of programming, beginning with the Anniversary Special at 11pm - Canal22Internacional.org.mx.
Priority PR announces that Canal 22 Internacional, Mexico’s arts, culture and entertainment public service channel, is celebrating its 8th Anniversary this Saturday, May 5, with a plethora of programming, beginning with the Anniversary Special at 11pm. ET/8pm. PT. This two-hour special, hosted by the channel’s on-air staff, looks back over the channel’s achievements of the past eight years, including its expansion throughout the United States, and highlights some of the artistic, cultural and entertainment programming presented by Canal 22 Internacional over the past eight years. This program will have an encore presentation on Thursday, May 10, at 11pm. ET/8pm. PT.
The channel’s anniversary coincides with the 150th anniversary of Mexico’s historic Battle of Puebla, which is also Mexican Pride Day in the United States. To celebrate, on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 12noon ET/9am. PT, Canal 22 Internacional will carry a special broadcast of the Military Parade that takes place in the city of Puebla honoring the historic battle. The parade will include over 40 parade cars and close to 9,200 people and will be attended by Mexican president Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.
Canal 22 Internacional will also dedicate Monday through Friday at 7pm. ET/4pm. PT to programming about the state of Puebla and its capital, known as City of the Angels. These programs will depict the flavors, folklore, popular celebrations, landscape and colonial architecture of the state of Puebla as well as its impact as the Cultural Patrimony of Humanity, as named by UNESCO in 1988.
With the presentation of the 8th Anniversary Special, the Military Parade and special programming honoring the 150th Anniversary of the “Battle of Puebla”, Canal 22 Internacional strengthens the links that unite Mexican and Latin Americans who live in the US with their communities of origin, their traditions and culture.
Canal 22 Internacional currently reaches 100% of the US market through satellite and cable systems in key Hispanic markets. Its subscribers have grown from an initial 330,000, to nearly 1.5 million homes. Its goal is to serve all of the 10 million Mexican immigrants living in the United States with programming that represents the best cultural and artistic expressions from Mexico and Latin America.
About Canal 22 Internacional
Canal 22 Internacional (canal22internacional.org.mx) is an arts and entertainment channel that televises the rich colors and beautiful traditions of Mexico. With a sophisticated on-air-image, the channel offers quality and creative programming that reminds Mexican audiences of their deep roots and origins. With content ranging from award-winning documentaries, in-depth biographies and popular Mexican movies to original productions including local news, Canal 22 Internacional brings the best of Mexico home to U.S. audiences. Canal 22 Internacional is available through DirecTV, Comcast Cable Latino, Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-verse, Charter Latino, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and San Bruno Municipal Cable TV, among others.
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