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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||12|
|Executive producer(s)||Luca Bentivoglio|
|Camera setup||Videotape (filmized); Single-camera|
|Running time||approx. 24 min.|
|Original release||2004– present|
LatiNation is a nationally syndicated television program airing in over 90 cities all over the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The program is produced by American Latino Syndication, a division of LATV Networks, and often is broadcast in tandem with its sister program American Latino TV. It is one of the first English language, U.S. Latino targeted TV Programs on mainstream television and touches on many topics with the general theme being stories about young, 2nd and 3rd generation Latinos making an impact on U.S. society.
The show is a half-hour in length with 5 segments ranging from 1:30 −3:30 minutes in length. The segments include: The Vault, Making the Grade, Spotlight, Salud, Underground, Sessions, Cinenation, En Acción and Mi Estilo.
LatiNation was originally produced by the AIM Tell-A-Vision Group (AIM TV), a New York-based production and syndication company. AIM is a division of Artist and Idea Management and helped establish the business model of producing English language content for U.S. born Latinos beginning in 2001.
AIM TV was established in February 2000 by Robert G. Rose and Renzo Devia. AIM TV was the first television company to successfully produce, distribute and syndicate television programming targeting U.S. born Latinos, helping to spawn an industry that had not existed before (television programming in English, targeted to young, mostly U.S. born Latinos). 65% of U.S. Latinos are U.S. born according to U.S. Census data, but rarely if ever watch Spanish-language TV (according to Tomas Rivera Policy Inst. 1999).
In January 2008 the syndicated programs and the American Latino brand name were acquired by LATV Networks, the nation’s first bilingual entertainment/music network distributed via digital multicast. The broadcast syndication division (American Latino Syndication) continues to operate under the LATV Networks umbrella with offices located in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
- Telly Awards – Episode 109, 2005
Notable features on American Latino TV
- Baby Bash
- Carlos Vives
- Cheech Marin
- Chingo Bling
- Frankie J.
- Freddy Rodriguez
- Guillermo del Toro
- Hilary Swank
- Jay Hernandez
- Jimmy Bosch
- Judy Reyes
- Karina Pasian
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Manny Pérez
- Melonie Diaz
- Paul Rodriguez Jr.
- Pitbull (rapper)
- Tony Gonzalez
- American Latino TV
- AIM Tell-A-Vision Group
- LatiNation at the Internet Movie Database
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