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.