Cignal to launch Rewind Networks' HITS

HITS, a celebration of the Best TV series, will be available nationwide in HD for the first time in the Philippines through Cignal TV

Singapore/Manila, 28 September 2016

Cignal and Rewind Networks announced the launch of HITS HD (Cignal Channel 120) on Cignal Postpaid Plan 290 and up, and Cignal Prepaid HD Load 300 and up. HITS will go live at midnight Monday, October 10th, 2016.

“Cignal is committed to providing only the best to our subscribers and HITS HD delivers on that promise,” said Jane J. Basas, President of Cignal. “the Filipino audiences who grew up watching some of their favourite shows, will definitely be excited to watch series like ‘MacGyver’ and ‘The Nanny’ again.”

“This deal signals another awesome and proud milestone for us,” said Mr. Avi Himatsinghani, CEO of Rewind Networks. “HITS is a one of a kind service in the market with its celebration of the very best in TV content ever created, all in one place. We are delighted to expand our footprint in the Philippines with this partnership. Cignal subscribers will have a chance to watch our curation of some of the finest TV content for the first time in HD quality.”

Vitto Lazatin, Cignal VP – Content Acquisition, Management & Strategy, states that, “HITS is unique and will bring back some great viewing experiences where everyone in the family can watch together and laugh along with series such as ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘TAXI’ and ‘The Wonder Years’.”

Ms. Sandie Lee, VP & Channel Head of Rewind Networks commented: “HITS provides familiar faces and really strong storylines in all our multi-award winning series. It’s really the “comfort food of television” for our Asian audience. Our simple schedule makes HITS very easy to watch as fans can catch their favourite shows at the same time every weekday, which is how most local channels are programmed today”.

HITS’ multi-award winning series bring the greatest stories and famous characters back to those who recognize them and introduces a new generation of TV viewers to these iconic shows. Ratings successes in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and other markets have proven that HITS’ curation of awesome shows such as The X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy, Cheers and The Golden Girls resonates with viewers in the region. HITS’ launch on Cignal coincides with the premiere of popular comedy series ‘That ‘70s Show,’ which launched the careers of A-list stars Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Topher Grace.

Catch these iconic shows on HITS, available in HD on Cignal TV, Channel 120.

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About Cignal

Cignal TV was launched in 2009 and is currently the Philippines’ leading Pay TV provider. It transmits 115 channels including free-to-air, SD and HD channels to 1.48M household and commercial venues nationwide. Cignal is owned by Cignal TV, a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, the media partner of PLDT Group.

To know more about Cignal, log on to www.cignal.tv, or check its social media pages:
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About Rewind Networks

Rewind Networks Pte. Ltd., Incorporated and Headquartered in Singapore, is a Multimedia Branded Entertainment Company dedicated to providing the Best in Class content to audiences across the Asia Pacific region.

HITS is Rewind Networks’ maiden venture launched as a linear 24x7 pan-regional Pay-TV channel service that debuted in Singapore on StarHub at the end of 2013. In the following year, HITS launched in the Philippines (SKYcable), Indonesia (Indovision) and Malaysia (Astro) followed by further expansions in 2015 including Singtel in Singapore, nowTV and LeEco in Hong Kong, CTH in Thailand, CNS and dmg in Taiwan. In 2016 the channel launched on KRISTAL Astro in Brunei and now expands its footprint in the Philippines with the launch on Cignal. HITS distribution is now over 8 million homes and will continue to have progressive roll-outs in other South East Asia markets as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan. HITS’ award-winning line-up of shows is the result of exclusive multi-year licensing deals with some of the leading studios including Disney Media Distribution, CBS Studios International, NBC Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution Fremantle Media and Carsey-Werner. HITS Replay and the HITS app are the ancillary catch up on demand services for authenticated subscribers. The HITS app is available for iOS and Android devices.

HITS is broadcast as a single regional feed from Encompass Digital Asia facilities in Singapore and is available as an encrypted service on Intelsat 19. To get HITS contact your local pay tv operator. To know more log on to www.hitstv.com.

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Sasha Mukerjea

Marketing Executive
Rewind Networks
e: sasha@rewindnetworks.com
t: +65 6635 3988

Ian Francis A. Velasco

Content Marketing
Cignal
e: IAVelasco@cignaltv.com.ph
t: +63 26893100