Rewind fast forwards into LeTV
- HITS will be available to all Letv subscribers in Hong Kong and Macau
- HITS celebrates it’s two year anniversary by launching its 10th platform in the region
Singapore/Hong Kong, 1 December 2015
Letv and Rewind Networks
announced the addition of HITS (Letv Channel 21) to Letv’s channel line-up starting 1 December, 2015. HITS will be available to all Letv subscribers in HD and subtitled in Traditional Chinese.
Mr. Avi Himatsinghani, CEO of Rewind Networks, said, “It’s a privilege to be on 10 major platforms just in time for HITS’ second anniversary! We’ve been blown away by the love that we’ve received from all our affiliate partners and look forward to launching on more platforms in 2016! Even though our name is Rewind, we like to be forward in our practice and embrace new innovative platforms and consumer experiences such as Letv. We are pleased to be among the first general entertainment channels on Letv.”
“We loved the HITS proposition as soon as we heard about it! We’re proud to
provide a home for the best HITS on TV to Hong Kong viewers. Letv’s goal is to be the largest and most influential entertainment platform in Asia. HITS’ programming is a natural fit in our growing stable of channels,” says Mr. Tin Mok, CEO for APAC at Letv, “Fans of series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Seinfeld, The X-Files, Three’s Company and Diff’rent Strokes are sure to rejoice!”
HITS’ selection of multi-award winning series brings the greatest stories and
famous characters to a new generation of TV viewers whilst breathing new life
into iconic shows. Ratings successes in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and
other markets have proven that HITS’ curation of these awesome shows
resonate with viewers in the region. The portfolio of HITS’ shows launched the
careers of A-list stars including Robin Williams in Mork & Mindy and Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld. Other shows such as MacGyver, M*A*S*H and The X- Files reinvented their genres.
Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting, Letv Group is committed to creating the “Letv Ecosystem,” a next-generation Internet engine that is vertically-integrated to offer an online platform completed with content, terminals and applications. The Group is engaged in a rich array of businesses, spanning from Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, and Internet-linked super-electric cars, which were launched in late 2014. The Group comprises a number of subsidiaries, including Letv.com, Leshi Zhi Xin, Le Vision Pictures, Wangjiu.com, Letv Holding, Letv Investment Management and Le Mobile. In 2014, the aggregate sales of the Group amounted to approximately RMB 10 billion.
Letv.com made history on August 12, 2010 when it was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, making it the world’s first IPO Company in the sector. Letv.com was also the first video company listed on China’s A-share market. As of June 8, 2015, the market value of Letv amounted to RMB 77.5 billion. Prolific as well as successful, Letv.com currently offers more than 100,000 episodes of TV dramas and over 5,000 movie titles. In addition, the site draws an estimated 250 million page views per day, 350 million users per month, 100 million daily content viewers on mobile devices, and 10 million daily content viewers on large-screen TVs.
Letv Hong Kong, as the headquarters of Asia Pacific region, was officially set up in August 2014, marking an important milestone of the company’s expansion in the overseas market. The company provides Hong Kong with an established vertically integrated ecosystem of "Platform + Content + Terminal + Application". Letv has held 13 online flash sales in Hong Kong, with thousands of smart devices sold on every occasion. Currently, Letv Hong Kong offers various sales channels for users, including online pre-ordering services and 100+ offline outlets in Hong Kong and Macau. As the only entertainment platform with over 1,000 hours of 4K programmes in Hong Kong, Letv has always been committed to providing rich and diverse online content including movies, dramas, variety shows and concerts to its fans.
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, HITS launched in the Philippines (SKYcable), Indonesia (Indovision) and Malaysia (Astro) followed by further expansions in 2015 including Singtel in Singapore and now TV in Hong Kong and CTH in Thailand. The latest addition of CNS in Taiwan brings the HITS distribution to 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 Disney Media Distribution, CBS Studios International, NBC Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution and Carsey-Werner.
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 cable operator. To know more log on to www.hitstv.com.
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