HITS expands Vietnam coverage, adds 1 million homes

Rewind Networks secures carriage deals with VTVcab and Viettel

Singapore/Hanoi, 19 March

Rewind Networks today announced the expansion of HITS in Vietnam through carriage deals with two of the country’s major pay-TV operators VTVcab and Viettel. The deal adds 1 million homes to Rewind Networks’ Vietnam portfolio, bringing its overall reach in Asia to 12.7 million homes. The deals were secured in partnership with Thaole Entertainment.

HITS first launched in Vietnam with K+ in October 2018. This was followed by a soft launch in December 2018 on VTVcab’s digital package (Channel 49) and Viettel’s Next TV HD cable package (Channel 108). Rewind and Thaole are also working closely with VTVcab to launch HITS on the operator’s analogue platform in the coming months.

“Vietnamese viewers will continue to gravitate towards solidly curated branded destinations with a clear proposition and easy discoverability – this is evident in the success of HITS in the market,” said Avi Himatsinghani, CEO, Rewind Networks. “Our accelerated growth in Vietnam is a testament to the unique value proposition that HITS brings to the pay-TV ecosystem: the ultimate destination for The Best of TV. All in one Place.”

Viewers in Vietnam can look forward to their all-time favorite series – freshly re-mastered in crystal clear HD. This includes a new season of the heartwarming family drama Little House on the Prairie Season 3 (airing weeknights at 7pm), iconic lifeguard series Baywatch Season 5 (weeknights at 8pm) and slapstick comedy Three’s Company Season 6 (premiering 29 March, weeknights at 9pm). Other hit series on air include The Nanny, Full House and That ‘70s Show.

This programming strategy brings well-loved characters and timeless stories to a new generation of TV viewers while breathing new life into iconic shows.

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About Rewind Networks

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 HD is Rewind Networks’ maiden venture launched in 2013 as a linear 24x7 pan-regional pay-TV service. It features a curated selection of the greatest television drama and comedy series from the past few decades in High Definition.

HITS is the fastest growing basic general entertainment channel in Asia, reaching more than 12 million households across 10 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar and the Maldives. The channel is available on the basic packs of leading pay TV platforms and OTT services in these countries including StarHub, Singtel, Astro, MNC Vision, Cignal, SKYcable, MOD, CNS, K+, VTVcab, Viettel, CANAL+ and Kristal Astro.

HITS MOVIES HD, the second service from Rewind Networks, is a brand new 24x7 pan-regional pay-TV channel launching on 1 October 2018 on StarHub in Singapore and HOOQ in Indonesia. The service celebrates the best movies ever made from the 1960s to the 1990s, featuring a carefully curated selection of the finest films in HD from across major studios.

Rewind Networks has secured extensive licensing deals with leading studios such as Disney Media Distribution, CBS Studios International, NBCUniversal International, Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, MGM Studios, Paramount Pictures, FremantleMedia, Warner Bros Television and Carsey-Werner.

It will continue to progressively launch HITS HD and HITS MOVIES HD in other South East Asia markets as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan.

To know more log on to www.hitstv.com.

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Haikal Jamari

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