Aching for a movie night? While Netflix has yet to reach the country, here comes HOOQ, Asia’s answer to growing demand for video streaming services.
This over-the-top (OTT) digital streaming service is made from a partnership between Singapore’s SingTel, Warner Brothers Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Television. HOOQ will deliver both Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programs to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download their favorite shows on their device or platform of choice.
At launch, HOOQ will have a catalog of over 10,000 movies and TV series including titles from partners. The service will offer customers a wide variety of programs that they can stream, download and enjoy, ranging from blockbusters such as Spider-Man and Harry Potter to TV favorites such as Friends and Gossip Girl. Customers can also look forward to an extensive selection of Indian, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, Indonesian, Korean and Japanese movies and TV series from companies. ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, GMA Network, Viva Entertainment and Regal Films have partnered with HOOQ to provide local content.
The service is launching first in the country through partner mobile network Globe Telecom. Subscriptions will be available starting at Php199 a month on GoSurf and Tattoo Postpaid plans. Users who are not currently with Globe’s network can also subscribe to the service for a different fee, to be announced in the future. As for the date we can all enjoy this new service, it will come “Very soon,” according to now HOOQ CEO Peter Bithos.
Article has been updated to reflect non-Globe Telecom exclusivity.