Rewind Networks adds all-time favourites to HITS following deal inked with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

Fastest growing basic entertainment channel in Asia continues to bring the best - all in one place

Singapore, 24 October 2016

Multimedia branded entertainment company Rewind Networks has inked a deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution (WBITD) adding a slate of iconic shows to HITS, the basic entertainment channel that is now in more than eight million homes across Asia.

The network’s licensing deal with WBITD brings three all-time favourites to HITS viewers. They are, E.R., the award-winning medical drama that spanned 15 successful seasons and also launched the career of George Clooney; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which catapulted Will Smith from rapper to Hollywood star; and Full House, the show that discovered Ashley and Mary- Kate Olsen at the age of six months. The sisters went on to be famously known as the Olsen Twins.

Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution commented: “There is great demand for these popular series from yesteryear that are being enjoyed both by fans who loved them during their original runs as well as new fans discovering them for the first time.”

Avi Himatsingani, CEO of Rewind Networks, said, “We are super happy to welcome Warner Bros as our studio partner. This new deal further strengthens our position as the curator of the best shows, from all the major Hollywood studios.”

Commenting on the new show titles, Sandie Lee, VP & Channel Head, Rewind Networks, said, “We are always seeking to delight our fans with award-winning, best shows of the last 30 years. Shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House and E.R. captured the hearts of many in the late 80s all through to the 90s – these shows can easily be enjoyed again today and we’re positive that they will win over a new generation of fans!”

HITS viewers can also enjoy their favourite shows through catch up on- demand service, HITS Replay, as well as streaming on the HITS app accessible via iOS and Android to authenticated pay-TV subscribers.

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About Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world’s largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, subscription video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.). It licenses some 61,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,500 features and 3,000 television programs, comprised of tens of thousands of individual episodes), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries.

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. In 2016 the channel launched on KRISTAL Astro in Brunei and expanded its footprint in the Philippines with the launch on Cignal. 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 Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, Disney Media Distribution, CBS Studios International, NBC Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution Fremantle Media 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 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:

Yvonne Phoo

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