Rewind Networks expands Indonesia footprint with First Media launch

HITS and HITS MOVIES debut on First Media on 16 Oct 2019

Singapore/Jakarta, September 23, 2019

Rewind Networks today announced the launch of its HITS and HITS MOVIES on First Media, the leading provider of TV Cable & Broadband Internet services in Indonesia operated by PT Link Net Tbk (LINK), which will be available from 16 October 2019. At launch, the channels will be available for free to all First Media’s HomeCable and FirstMediaX subscribers until 31 December 2019. HITS will be available on channel 324 and HITS MOVIES on channel 326. Both channels will be available to subscribers in High Definition.

The launch expands Rewind Networks’ footprint in Indonesia, bringing the networks’ total reach in Asia to nearly 15 million homes across 11 countries.

“Given First Media’s stronghold in providing cable TV and OTT services in the Greater Jakarta region, the launch of HITS and HITS MOVIES on the platform marks an important milestone for Rewind Networks’ presence in Indonesia,” said Avi Himatsinghani, CEO, Rewind Networks. “We are confident that First Media’s subscribers will enjoy the unique core proposition of HITS and HITS MOVIES.”

“The launch of HITS and HITS MOVIES on First Media is a testament to our commitment in bringing the one-stop best entertainment solution to our subscribers,” said Marlo Budiman, President Director & CEO PT Link Net Tbk. “We are delighted to add value to the viewing experience of our subscribers by offering the best TV series from the past three decades on HITS and the best Hollywood films from the ‘60s to ‘90s on HITS MOVIES, enhancing our HD offering to customers.”

In October, viewers of HITS can look forward to brand new seasons of heartwarming family sitcom Family Ties Season 5 and Angela Lansbury’s crime-solving mystery Murder She Wrote Season 4, in addition to new series Miami Vice S1, which Time Magazine called “the hottest and hippest cop show”. Other on going series include Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Charmed, Law & Order SVU, The Nanny and Knight Rider.

On HITS MOVIES, viewers can look forward to family adventures and blockbusters such as Jumanji, starring Robin Williams, Stuart Little, starring Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie; Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks, The Karate Kid, Jack Nicholson’s The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel; The Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones; Ghostbusters 2 and Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep’s Oscar winning drama Kramer vs Kramer.


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.

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Haikal Jamari
Manager, Marketing & Digital Media
Rewind Networks
t: +65 6635 3988

About Link Net – First Media

PT Link Net Tbk ("Link Net"), established in 1996, is the largest provider of services via cable in Indonesia, providing subscription of high-quality television services, high-speed next generation broadband internet, and data communications under the brand “First Media”.

Link Net owns and operates a network of Hybrid Fiber Coaxial cable ("HFC") and Fiber-to-the Home (FTTH) that provide high-speed internet access services to retail and business customers. Link Net also operates a subscription television channel in collaboration with PT First Media Television (“FMTV”), its subsidiary.

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For media-related enquiries, please contact:

Duma Grace
Public Relations
PT Link Net Tbk (First Media)
t: +62 21 527 8811