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Pivot Launches In The Aloha State On Hawaiian Telcom

HONOLULU and NEW YORK (March 3, 2015) – Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCOM), Hawaii’s leader in total home entertainment and communications solutions, today announced Participant Media’s television network Pivot is now available to Hawaiian Telcom TV customers with Advantage Plus service on Oahu.

Pivot offers a diverse slate of programming including the critically acclaimed, arctic thriller “Fortitude” starring Stanley Tucci (Hunger Games) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), the Emmy® Award-winning series Hit Record On TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring, created and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and “Please Like Me” created by Josh Thomas. 

“We’re thrilled to further expand the network and make our programming that aims to spark conversation on important issues of the day available to Hawaiian Telcom subscribers,” said Stephanie Ruyle, executive vice president of Distribution for Pivot.  

“As the new emerging pay TV provider in Hawai’i, it is paramount to deliver unique high-quality programming to all our customers,” said Ernie Villicana, executive director of Content Strategy & Partner Marketing at Hawaiian Telcom. “We not only aim to provide the best customer viewing experience, but we also seek content providers offering differentiated programming that benefit diverse segments of the communities we serve. Pivot is a perfect example of this, as they produce powerful, thought-provoking and inspirational programming for an entire new generation of consumers.”

Pivot is available with the Advantage Plus service — Ch.150 & HD Ch.1150


About Hawaiian Telcom:

Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., headquartered in Honolulu, is Hawaii’s leading provider of integrated communications solutions for business and residential customers. With roots in Hawaii beginning in 1883, the Company offers a full range of services including voice, video, Internet, data, wireless, and advanced communication and network services supported by the reach and reliability of its network and Hawaii’s only 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. With employees statewide sharing a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering superior service, Hawaiian Telcom provides an Always OnSM customer experience. For more information on Hawaiian Telcom TV service, visit www.hawaiiantel.com/tv.

About Pivot

Pivot (http://www.Pivot.tv) is a television network from Participant Media with a diverse slate of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, through its website TakePart.com, connects audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is available in 47 million homes via major television providers and offers subscribers a live and on-demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot app. Follow Pivot on Twitter at @pivot_tv and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pivottelevision. 

Participant Media (http://www.ParticipantMedia.com) is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing, and digital content that inspires social change. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network, and its television network, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.