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Rewind Networks expands reach

April 17, 2024

Rewind Networks has expanded its reach in the Philippines, the Maldives and Papua New Guinea as partnerships with affiliates Accion, MediaNet and Digicel grow.

Accion, one of Rewind Networks’ longstanding affiliate partners with a distribution network of local cable operators across the Philippines, has distributed HITS and HITS MOVIES since 2014 and 2019 respectively. Accion will add HITS NOW to its channel line-up from May 1st.

MediaNet, a pay-TV and cable TV operator in the Maldives, debuted HITS NOW on April 1st. HITS NOW is available alongside HITS and HITS MOVIES on MediaNet, bringing the best of general entertainment TV to Maldivian audiences.

Digicel PNG, which provides TV satellite services to the whole of Papua New Guinea, is a new affiliate partner for Rewind Networks. Digicel PNG launched HITS MOVIES on its service on April 1st, bringing a line-up of blockbuster movies from the 1960s to the late 2000s to new viewers.

“We are so excited to expand our channels’ presence with existing affiliate partners in the Philippines and the Maldives, and to establish a strong start in a new market, Papua New Guinea,” said Avi Himatsinghani, CEO of Rewind Networks. “Our affiliates have provided strong support for us in their respective markets, and these partnerships continue to underscore Rewind Networks’ efforts to strengthen our presence in Asia.”

In 2024, HITS NOW will feature entertainment with branded reality and talent shows such as Survivor, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Shark Tank, Hell’s Kitchen, Britain’s Got Talent,within 36 hours of their US telecastIt will also debut reality series such as The Traitors and Race To Survive: Alaska; as well as drama series such as the successful Fire CountrySullivan’s Crossing, So Help Me Todd, and Alert: Missing Persons Unit. Game show fans can play along with The $100,000 PyramidBarmageddon, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,and Celebrity Family Feud. Those craving light-hearted entertainment can kick back with comedies Lopez vs Lopez, Young Rock (pictured), The Goldbergs and Ghosts. True crime aficionados can follow real life cases with Fear Thy NeighborFear Thy RoommateSnapped: Killer Couples and Murder for Hire. And for everything Hollywood, viewers can catch up with the long running entertainment news show, Entertainment Tonight.

HITS MOVIES’ slate in 2024 includes favourites such as Alvin and the ChipmunksCatch Me If You CanUnder SiegeUp In The AirLittle Women (1994)Julie & JuliaFantastic Mr FoxThe Pursuit of HappynessKindergarten CopSpider-ManJumanjiJurassic ParkSaving Private Ryan, and many more.

Rewind Networks’ three channels – HITS, HITS MOVIES and HITS NOW – deliver quality content to 13 countries and over 24 million households across Asia. The channels feature a curated selection of shows and movies from major studios such as Sony Pictures, Paramount, NBCUniversal, Fremantle, Lionsgate, BBC Studios, Amazon MGM Studios, Warner Bros Discovery, All3Media, Banijay and ITV Studios.

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