Rewind networks expands Philippines presence with launch of Hits Movies on Cignal



Singapore/Manila, 2 March 2020

Rewind Networks today announced the launch of HITS MOVIES on Cignal, Philippines’ premier DTH satellite provider. The channel is available on Channel 58. HITS MOVIES joins sister channel HITS, which has been on the platform since October 2016. HITS MOVIES will be available for free to all Cignal subscribers for the first three months of launch.

Across Asia, HITS MOVIES is available on major pay-TV platforms in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The Cignal launch comes shortly after three major milestone launches for Rewind Networks in just the first two months of 2020 – the launch of HITS on Tata Sky in India and the launch of HITS MOVIES in CANAL+ (Myanmar) and Astro (Malaysia). The launches signal a growing demand for the channel among leading pay-TV operators in the region.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Cignal and bring HITS MOVIES to their viewers in the Philippines,” said Mr Avi Himatsinghani, CEO of Rewind Networks. “We are confident Cignal subscribers will enjoy HITS MOVIES’ blockbuster line-up of top-rated Hollywood movies from the ‘60s to the ‘90s, just as they have enjoyed its sister channel HITS”.

Guido R. Zaballero from Cignal said, “The launch of HITS MOVIES on Cignal is a testament to our commitment in giving our subscribers the best viewing experience with awesome curated entertainment. We look forward to working with Rewind Networks to replicate the success of HITS on Cignal with HITS MOVIES. We will have a 3 month blowout to all Cignal postpaid, prepaid and SatLite after which, it will be made available to all postpaid plans as well as prepaid load 300 and up and SatLite 299”.

HITS MOVIES celebrates the best blockbuster films ever made from the ‘60s to the ‘90s. The channel’s slate includes hot favorites like The Sound of Music, Sister Act, Magnificent Seven, Freaky Friday (1976), Mary Poppins, Teen Wolf, Conan The Barbarian, Halloween, Wall Street, French Connection and Three Men and a Baby. The channel features a carefully curated selection of hit films from Hollywood majors such as The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, MGM Studios, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, Warner Bros and Sony Pictures and will be progressively introducing more titles from other leading studios.

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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, now reaching more than 18 million households across 13 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Brunei, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and now India. 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, First Media, MyRepublic, Cignal, SKYcable, MOD, CNS, K+, VTVcab, Viettel, CANAL+, Kristal Astro, Dialog, KT and Tata Sky. To know more log on to hitstv.com

HITS MOVIES HD, the second service from Rewind Networks, is a 24x7 pan-regional pay-TV channel that launched in October 2018 and available on StarHub in Singapore, MNC Vision, First Media and MyRepublic in Indonesia, Astro in Malaysia, Dialog in Sri Lanka, CANAL+ in Myanmar as well as Cablelink and leading provincial cable systems in the Philippines. 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. To know more log on to hitsmovies.tv

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, Lionsgate and Carsey-Werner.

It will continue to progressively launch HITS HD and HITS MOVIES HD in other South East Asia markets as well as South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and some South Asian countries.

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

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Sandie Lee
EVP and Head of Channels
Rewind Networks
e: sandie@rewindnetworks.com