HITS MOVIES launches on Indonesia’s MNC pay TV and OTT platforms

Rewind Networks’ brand new basic movie channel service debuts on MNC Vision, MNC Play and MNC Now beginning 1 April 2019

Singapore, 29 March 2019

Rewind Networks today announced the launch of HITS MOVIES on Indonesia’s leading pay TV platforms - MNC Vision, its direct-to-home satellite service, MNC Play, a fibre-to-the-home broadband/IPTV service as well as its fledgling OTT service MNC Now.

On both MNC Vision and MNC Play, HITS MOVIES will be available on the respective platforms’ newly launched basic Family Pack on Channel 11 starting 1 April 2019. On MNC Now OTT service, the channel will be added to its existing premium subscription package. Both MNC Play and MNC Now will broadcast the HD version.

MNC Vision and MNC Play, which also carry Rewind Networks’ maiden venture, HITS (Channel 160), will be the third platform to carry HITS MOVIES, which launched on 1 October 2018 in Singapore (StarHub) and Indonesia (HOOQ). The deal brings HITS MOVIES’ reach in Asia to more than 3 million homes within six months of its launch.

“HITS MOVIES has had a spectacular ratings performance in Singapore for the past six months since its debut and we can’t wait for this success to be amplified through the carraige on Indonesia’s leading media group” said Avi Himatsinghani, CEO, Rewind Networks. “The success of HITS MOVIES is a testament to the strong demand from pay-TV viewers for solidly-curated playlists at a value that is reasonable to them.”

“We are pleased to introduce HITS MOVIES as one of a series of new channels that will be launched in our new basic Family Pack. We believe that HITS MOVIES will enhance our new packaging proposition to attract new customers and retain existing ones. MNC Vision and MNC Play customers will also be able to enjoy HITS MOVIES on MNC Now on mobile devices.” says Iris Wee, Chief Content & Commercial Officer, MNC Vision Networks.

HITS MOVIES celebrates the best blockbuster films ever made from the ‘60s to the ‘90s such as Superman, Batman, Forrest Gump, Ghost and A Nightmare on Elm Street. The channel features a carefully curated selection of hit movies from major Hollywood studios like MGM Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros and Sony Pictures. In April, subscribers of MNC Vision can look forward to iconic titles like Police Academy, Dirty Harry, Grease and RoboCop.

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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

About MNC Vision

PT. MNC Sky Vision Tbk (MNC Vision) is a pioneer in the pay television industry in Indonesia under the MNC Media Group. It is a Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite service launched in 1994 and offers more than 140 free-to-air and international premium channels across a variety of genres. MNC Vision is currently the largest DTH operator in Indonesia and presence across Indonesia with 101 branches nationwide. Using the S-Band frequency satellite, MNC Vision is suitable for tropical regions like Indonesia. MNC Vision service offerings include Multi Decoder, High Definition (HD), Dolby Audio, and TV Anywhere via the MNC Now app. For more details, please visit www.mncvision.id.

About MNC Play

PT MNC Kabel Mediacom (MNC Play) is a leading high-speed broadband Internet provider based on an advanced 100% fiber optic/fiber-to-the-home technology, offering speeds up to 1 Gbps with a more stable connection and symmetrical upload and download capabilities. MNC Play also offers an IPTV service with more than 180 pay TV channels including 54 HD channels and 29 exclusive channels, with interactive services such as Catch-up TV and Time Shift with the ability to Pause, Play and Rewind, MNC Play subscribers can also enjoy TV Anywhere service via the MNC Now app, for further information please visit our website on www.mncplay.id.

About MNC Now

PT. MNC OTT Network (MNC Now) is a video streaming entertainment service under the MNC Media Group available as an application on iOS and Android devices. It offers more than 130 live TV channels and more than 80 channels with 7-day Catch-up TV feature. MNC Now is the leading provider of MNC original productions featuring more than 9,000 VOD hours of Indonesian movies, dramas and TV shows. MNC Vision and MNC Play customers can connect to MNC Now to enjoy their subscribed channels on mobile devices on the go. For more information, please visit our website at www.mncnow.id.

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Amanda Putri

(Section Head of Public Relations)
PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk / MNC Vision
e: amaputri@mncvision.id
t: +62 821 2996 7351

Santy Juwita Putri

(Public Relations Supervisor)
PT MNC Kabel Mediacom / MNC Play
e: santy.putri@mncgroup.com
t: +62 811 980 2911

Nining Ayu

(Public Relations)
PT MNC OTT Network / MNC Now
e: nining.fauziah@mncgroup.com
t: +62 813 1457 2844