2 Feb – Singapore based service provider Singtel has partnered up with Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment to establish joint venture start-up, HOOQ.
Singtel had recently released a statement announcing HOOQ's establishment, which offers regional over-the-top (OTT) video service in Asia.
Customers will be able to able to stream and download their favourite shows on their device or platform of choice. HOOQ will be rolled out progressively in countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Thailand in the first quarter of 2015.
Though there was no mention of price as of yet, HOOQ CEO Mr Peter G. Bithos said, "HOOQ will deliver a new form of entertainment that combines the best of Hollywood with the depth and richness of local Asian video content, across all devices at an affordable price."
HOOQ has over 10,000 movies and TV series to offer, which include titles from partners Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Some of the programmes offered to customers are blockbusters such as "Spider Man" and "Harry Potter", and TV favourites such as "Friends" and "Gossip Girl". There are also a wide array of Indian, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, Indonesian, Korean and Japanese movies and TV series for customers to enjoy.