HITS lands first on SKY cable

Filipino viewers finally get to see TV’s greatest hits on SKYcable

- SKYcable picks out HITS - Asia’s newest entertainment channel offering some of the best shows ever created including mega hit series Seinfeld, The Cosby Show, Star Trek: The Next Generation, M*A*S*H and Grey’s Anatomy
- Six-month free preview for all SKYcable customers

Singapore/Manila, 29 July 2014

SKYcable and Rewind Networks have announced the launch of HITS (SKYcable Channel 137), Asia’s newest branded entertainment channel, on 1 August 2014, midnight. Celebrating the best international TV ever made, HITS brings a carefully curated selection of the finest dramas and comedies to the Philippines.

SKYcable is a big believer in providing the best-in-class TV experience to its subscribers, which is why we are giving all our subscribers such an extended period of time to tune into HITS” says Ray Montinola, COO of SKYcable. “We are delighted to be Rewind Networks’ first partner in the Philippines and proud of adding HITS to our ever-growing channel line-up.”

“We believe we’ve really scored a hit introducing our channel to the Philippines by working with SKYcable as our premiere partner” said Mr Avi Himatsinghani, CEO, Rewind Networks. “HITS is fresh off the back of ratings success in Singapore and we’re confident that we can replicate the same winning formula for Filipino audiences. There is nothing like HITS currently in the market and we believe that our iconic characters and award-winning stories will quickly become the go-to destination for viewers.”

“We know that the Philippines has a strong affinity towards American television – especially mega-hits. We’ve carefully picked these blockbusters and programmed them in a manner that appeals to today’s audiences,” added Ms. Sandie Lee, VP & Channel Head, Rewind Networks. “People enjoy their comfort foods and HITS provides ‘comfort viewing’. Our simple and intuitive viewing schedule makes HITS very easy to watch. Audiences can catch their favourite shows at the same time every weekday or binge view back-to-back episodes during the weekend.”

As an added bonus, SKYcable viewers will also freely be able to access the HITS app on iOS or Android as well as web to catch-up on episodes of their favorite shows on-demand within Q4 2014.

HITS’ multi-award winning series will bring the greatest stories and famous characters to a new generation of TV viewers whilst breathing new life into iconic shows. The portfolio of HITS’ shows launched the careers of A-list stars including Bruce Willis in Moonlighting and Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld. Other shows reinvented their genres such as Bill Cosby in The Cosby Show.

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About SKYcable

SKYCABLE was established in January 1990. Commercial cable operations commenced on January 26, 1992. By the end of the year, 8,500 strand miles of cable were laid out, bringing in 20,000 subscribers by 1995.

Today, over 500,000 subscribers have made SKYCABLE the number one cable TV service provider in the Philippines. It has grown to feature the best and most varied cable programs for the whole family.

The success of SKYCABLE throughout the years enabled the business to expand and go beyond just providing postpaid cable TV service. In 2006, the first ever prepaid cable TV service in the country was introduced, SKYCABLE Silver Prepaid. In 2008, SKYBROADBAND, the fastest residential broadband internet service in the land, and SKYVOICE, the lowest-priced IDD calling service, were launched.

This foray into innovative information and communication services created the need for the company to evolve its name into something much bigger - SKY.

For more information on SKYcable, simply call the Customer Service hotlines at (02) 381- 0000 for Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, and Rizal; (046) 484-4701 for Cavite; (049) 534-2814 for Calamba, Binan and Sta. Rosa, Laguna; (02) 520-8560 for San Pedro, Laguna; (044) 693- 5877 for Bulacan; (032) 421-1818 for Cebu; (082) 305-5456 for Davao; (074) 442-4841 for Baguio; (034) 432-0051 for Bacolod; (033) 300-1210 for Iloilo; (035) 225-1010 for Dumaguete; and (083) 301-3134 for Gen. Santos City or log on to www.mysky.com.ph.

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 with 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 and Carsey-Werner.

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

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Arlene Torres

Corporate Communications
SKYcable
e: artorres@skycable.com
t: +632 6369244
m: +639175020659

Carolyn So

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