Rewind Network Makes South Korean Debut With Launch Of Hits on KT's olleh TV

The carriage deal in partnership with LYD sees the launch of HITS on KT starting 26 November

Singapore/Seoul, 25 November, 2019

Rewind Networks and LYD today announced the launch of HITS on South Korea’s KT’s olleh tv IPTV platform on 26 November 2019. The channel will be on Channel 101 in High Definition as part of olleh tv’s Essence Package.

Rewind Networks and LYD had announced a partnership earlier this year to amplify the proliferation of Rewind’s portfolio in the South Korean market.

The launch of HITS on KT olleh tv celebrates the first deal for the partnership between Rewind Networks and LYD and brings the networks’ total reach in Asia to more than 16 million homes across 12 countries.

“Given South Korea’s position as a global powerhouse for entertainment media and its people’s strong appetite for quality content, Rewind Networks has been committed to making headway with this market,” said Avi Himatsinghani, CEO, Rewind Networks, “We are confident that HITS’ unique core proposition of the best TV series from the past three decades will resonate well with KT subscribers.”

“LYD is delighted to take our partnership with Rewind and KT to new heights,” said Joon Lee, Founder, LYD. “This launch is yet another testament on how LYD consistently maximizes the business potential for content providers as the largest independent content and channel distributor in Korea.”

Viewers of HITS can look forward to a marathon of the iconic sitcom The Nanny Seasons 5 and 6, as well as Angela Lansbury’s crime-solving mystery Murder She Wrote Season 4, Other ongoing series include Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Baywatch, The Lucy Show and Family Ties.

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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:

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

About LYD

LYD is the largest independent content distributor in Korea. Bringing the best international content into Korea & taking the best Asian content to the rest of the world. Across all formats and genres. It is a subsidiary of IYUNO Media Group.

For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Stacy Chi
Senior Manager, Global Partner Relations
LYD
e: owl1@lydnetworks.com