Rewind Networks' HITS enters into Brunei on Kristal Astro

- HITS arrives in its eighth country and eleventh platform in the region

Singapore/Bandar Seri Begawan, 15 June 2016

Rewind Networks and KRISTAL Astro announced the addition of HITS HD (Ch 720) on all KRISTAL Astro’s HD packages starting from 1 July, 2016. The channel will be in HD and subtitled in Bahasa Melayu.

Mr. Avi Himatsinghani, CEO of Rewind Networks, said, “We have a great partnership with Astro and we’re excited to further build on the momentum we’ve achieved by launching on KRISTAL Astro. We’re sure that our channel is going to strike a major chord with viewers in Brunei as it has done in Malaysia.”

HITS has a clear proposition of bringing the very best TV shows. It naturally fits into KRISTAL Astro’s strong line-up of must have channel brands and shows, offers an exciting selection of greatest TV shows of all time, like Diff’rent Strokes, MacGyver, The A-Team and The Golden Girls to name a few.

HITS’ selection of multi-award winning series brings the greatest stories and famous characters to a new generation of TV viewers whilst breathing new life into iconic shows. Ratings successes in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and other markets have proven that HITS’ curation of awesome shows such as The X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy, Cheers and The Nanny resonates with viewers in the region.

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About KRISTAL Astro

KRISTAL-ASTRO (KRISTAL-Astro Sdn Bhd) is Brunei's only operator of multi-channel pay-television service, and is a joint venture between KRISTAL Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of DST Group (Brunei) and Malaysia's MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd. KRISTAL-Astro provides digital Direct- To-Home (DTH) satellite television, providing over 100 channels of digital quality satellite television, radio programs and other interactive services. KRISTAL Astro launched the first High Definition (HD) broadcast in Brunei in June 2010 and there are currently 40 HD channels being offered to Brunei subscribers.

KRISTAL Astro subscribers also have access to Value Added Service (VAS) including pay-per-view movies and a wide selection of individual channels that can be added to their existing plan on ala carte basis.

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 and KRISTAL Astro in Brunei. 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 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 pay tv operator. To know more log on to www.hitstv.com.

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Carolyn So

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