HISPASAT has renewed its agreement with the ATRESMEDIA Foundation to collaborate in broadcasting the FAN3 television channel via satellite, dedicated to hospitalised children. This initiative forms part of the Foundation's “Humanising Children’s Hospitals” Programme.
The Spanish operator is helping to broadcast the channel to more than 180 hospitals from all the autonomous communities which currently benefit from this initiative. This way, hospitalised children can access 13 hours of uninterrupted, commercial-free programming, free of charge, from Mondays to Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. All its contents are supervised by the Spanish Paediatric Association (AEP) and the Official Association of Psychologists (COP).
FAN3 is the first television channel designed specifically for hospitalised children. The channel brings together entertainment contents –series, animated shows- with informative pieces that help children understand the processes they are experiencing and to become familiar with their disease and the hospital environment, in a pleasant manner tailored to their language.
The agreement forms part of HISPASAT's Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its commitment to help people and communities to develop. At the same time, the project helps to provide healthcare information for these children.
The company actively participates in various initiatives that can contribute to helping people with special needs or in vulnerable situations, such as hospitalised children.
For Elena Pisonero, president of HISPASAT “it is a source of pride for us that satellite technology can form part of a project like this, bringing multimedia contents to hospitalised children that help them to have fun, learn and lead a normal daily life to the extent possible, taking their circumstances into account”.
For the director of the ATRESMEDIA Foundation, Carmen Bieger, “it is a privilege to rely on a partner like HISPASAT. Thanks to their support, the hospitals can enjoy FAN3 programming and help the time in the hospital be as pleasant and entertaining as possible for the kids and their family members”