HITS expands Taiwan footprint with MoD launch

The channel now reaches 10 million homes in Asia

Singapore/Taipei, 3 January 2018

Rewind Networks today announced the launch of HITS HD (Ch 632) on Chunghwa Telecom’s Multimedia On Demand (MOD). The carriage deal expands HITS’ reach in Taiwan, where it will now be available on most major pay-TV platforms. The deal also marks a significant milestone for HITS, now reaching more than 10 million homes in Asia. The channel will be available in HD on MOD’s Hao-Hua subscription package with Traditional Chinese subtitles.

“The launch of HITS on MOD, one of the largest pay-TV platforms in Taiwan, is a huge milestone for our presence in the market,” said Mr Avi Himatsinghani, CEO of Rewind Networks. “Our Taiwanese audience have been very receptive to the channel and we are excited to have more viewers experience HITS’ unique value proposition of the best TV – all in one place”.

Owned and operated by multimedia branded entertainment company Rewind Networks, HITS’ multi-award winning series bring the greatest stories and famous characters back to those who recognise them and introduces a new generation of TV viewers to these iconic shows. Ratings successes in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines and other markets have proven that HITS’ curation of awesome shows such as Full House, The Nanny, The Golden Girls, MacGyver and The X-Files resonate with viewers in the region. In January 2018, HITS will premiere the David Hasselhoff classic Knight Rider – one of the most highly requested shows by HITS viewers on social media.

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About Chunghwa Telecom (MoD)

Chunghwa Telecom's (CHT) MoD (Multimedia on Demand) is a platform channel for multimedia contents. Leveraging CHT's broadband network (such as dynamic ADSL and fiber network), CHT can aggregate television channels, on-demand videos and other applications to appear on users' television via MoD set-top boxes, so that all viewers can enjoy ample and exciting programs at the convenience of their comfortable homes. MoD's video-on-demand (VoD) function enables user to select the preferred programs for viewing at any time, as well as rewinding and forwarding the program as necessary. In addition, due to MoD's two-way networking characteristics, users are able to enjoy various entertaining and interactive activities.

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, now TV in Hong Kong, CNS and dmg in Taiwan. In 2016 the channel launched on KRISTAL Astro in Brunei and expanded its footprint in the Philippines with the launch on Cignal. The channel then launched on Malaysian streaming platform tonton in 2017. HITS distribution is now over 10 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, NBCUniversal International, Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution FremantleMedia, Warner Bros Television 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 Measat 3a. To get HITS contact your local pay TV operator. To know more log on to www.hitstv.com.

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Haikal Jamari

Assistant Manager, Marketing & Digital Media
Rewind Networks
e: haikal@rewindnetworks.com
t: +65 6635 3988