Hits and Hits Movies debut on AIS, expand Rewind Networks’ presence in Thailand



Singapore/Bangkok, 12 March 2020

Rewind Networks is happy to announce the launch of HITS and HITS MOVIES on AIS Play, the leading IPTV service from Thailand’s premier telecommunications company, AIS. From 13 March, HITS will be available on channel 115 and HITS MOVIES on Channel 114 on the basic tier Play Family Package. Both channels will be available in HD with Thai subtitles.

The announcement comes shortly after four major milestone launches for Rewind Networks in just the first three months of 2020 – the launch of the co-branded Tata Sky Hits in India and the launch of HITS MOVIES on Cignal (Philippines), CANAL+ (Myanmar) and Astro (Malaysia). The launches signal a growing demand for Rewind Networks’ channels among leading pay-TV operators in the region.

The AIS launch raises the reach of HITS to more than 19 million homes across 13 territories in Asia. It also sees HITS MOVIES enter its seventh market in Asia, after Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Myanmar.

“We look forward to working with AIS to bring HITS and HITS MOVIES to their viewers in Thailand,” said Avi Himatsinghani, CEO of Rewind Networks. “The launch on AIS is a testament to the channels’ strong proposition and relevance in Asia among leading pay-TV platforms to attract and retain their viewers.”

XXX from AIS said: “We are delighted to bring the best viewing experience for our subscribers with the launch of HITS and HITS MOVIES on AIS Play. We are confident the channels’ lineup of iconic movies and TV series from the ‘60s and the ‘90s will be a fantastic addition to our Live Channels offering.”

HITS brings viewers the greatest TV ever created – all in one place. AIS viewers will get to watch their all-time favourite shows in never-before-seen HD quality, reconnect with iconic stories and characters every weekday at the same time, same place. AIS Play subscribers can look forward to blockbuster series like the original Charmed, Miami Vice, Baywatch, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, The Lucy Show and Family Ties.

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.

HITS and HITS MOVIES feature a carefully curated selection of hit TV series and films from Hollywood majors such as The Walt Disney Company, MGM Studios, ViacomCBS, Lionsgate, Warner Bros, NBCUniversal, Fremantle 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 14 million households across 11 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, the Maldives and now Sri Lanka. 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+, Kristal Astro and Dialog.

HITS MOVIES HD, the second service from Rewind Networks, is a brand new 24x7 pan-regional pay-TV channel that launched in October 2018 and available on StarHub in Singapore, MNC Vision and HOOQ in Indonesia and Dialog in Sri Lanka. 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