7 days ago, Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. formed a start-up joint venture that will enable customers of Globe Telecom to enjoy unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing option to top Hollywood and Filipino movie and television content, via any device including computers, smartphones and tablets.
HOOQ, Asia’s video on demand service, announced that it will kick off in the Philippines from late February in partnership with Globe Telecom. HOOQ offers 10,000 blockbuster movies and TV series.
Exclusive Hollywood and local content
Filipinos can now look forward to more than 10,000 movies and television episodes and TV shows including titles from partners Sony and Warner Bros. Customers can watch Hollywood movies such as Harry Potter, Spider-Man and Inception, while enjoying popular TV series such as Gossip Girl and anywhere.
Local film and TV content will also be available through partnerships with the country’s top studios, such as GMA, Viva Communications, Regal Entertainment and ABS-CBN. Customers can watch local high-grossing films such as Metro Manila, a Secret Affair, Shake Rattle and Roll, and Tanging Ina, as well as classics including Dyesebel, Bagets, and Bituin na Walang Ningning. Highly-rated TV shows like My Husband’s Lover, Mulawin, Tayong Dalawa, and Maria Clara will also be available anytime and anywhere.
Across the emerging economies, people have amazing stories and love stories. However, a few billion people have no quality way of seeing the best stories from Hollywood or their local market. HOOQ will change the way people in emerging markets consume and enjoy entertainment, said HOOQ Chief Executive Officer, Mr Peter G. Bithos. The Philippines is a natural first market for us. Filipinos dual love of local and Hollywood content combined with their digital savviness makes the Philippines a perfect place for us to start, he added.
The former Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor, Mr. Bithos also announced its first distribution partnership. Our partnership with Globe Telecom, the leader in digital partnerships in the Philippines, helps us bring the Philippine customers a premium video service and new form of entertainment that combines the best of Hollywood, Asian and Philippine Video content across all devices, Mr. Bithos said.
Globe Telecom’s customers first to get HOOQ at P199 per month
According to a Nielsen report in 2014, viewing online video content has become a past time for digital consumers in the Philippines, with 85% watching at least weekly, the second highest in the region. The same report also revealed that 7 in 10 digital consumers in the country report watching TV content and movies via online sources such as video-on-demand, the second highest penetration of internet TV in the region at 71%.