|Asian startup is now PH’s biggest paid video provider 4 months after launch with over 30,000 hours of content|
HOOQ, Asia’s largest entertainment library, solidifies its position as the Philippines’ number one online entertainment service for movies and TV shows, with its announcement today of new additions to its fast-growing content library.
In March, HOOQ opened its doors commercially through its telecom partner Globe, with an already extensive collection of movies and TV shows from Warner Bros. Television and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as local studios ABS-CBN, Regal Entertainment, Viva Communications and GMA. Just recently, HOOQ inked deals with Disney, DreamWorks Classic Media, and Miramax, providing HOOQ subscribers first access to additional premium movie content such as “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The English Patient,” and “Chocolat.” This July, TV series fans will enjoy streaming or downloading highly-acclaimed Hollywood TV series including “Mad Men,” “Scandal,” “Nashville,” “Manhattan,” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” Furthermore, indie film followers will be able to watch award-winning films such as “Metro Manila” from another new content parter, Captive Media.
On the local front, HOOQ subscribers will also enjoy new Pinoy content from recently signed-on content partner, Quantum Films Inc., including “English Only, Please,” an independent film that garnered a multitude of awards in the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival. Moreover, popular local titles such as “Trophy Wife,” “One More Chance,” “It Might Be You,” and “Moron 5.2” will also be made available in July to thousands of HOOQ subscribers.
“We want to give our subscribers the best entertainment experience possible, so we are continuously expanding our media library to cater to the different tastes and interests of Filipinos. At 30,000 hours of content, we are 2.5x bigger than our nearest competitor,” said Jane Cruz-Walker, HOOQ Country Manager for the Philippines.
The announcement was made at a special viewing party hosted by HOOQ for the 21st anniversary celebration of Dennis Valdes and wife Tessa Prieto-Valdes. Tagged as #DandTLoveHOOQ, the event captures the couple’s 21 years of love through 21 movies that have been a part of their story. All these movies and more are on HOOQ.
HOOQ’ing Up Every Filipino
Every Filipino can get HOOQ’d on a trial-basis for 30 days or more! HOOQ is currently available to Globe subscribers through various plans and promos. GoSurf subscribers with a minimum Plan 299, for example, will get a 3-month bundled HOOQ subscription. Tattoo broadband customers, on the other hand, will likewise enjoy access to HOOQ’s extensive content library through a bundled promotion with their plans.
Now, HOOQ is also reaching out and giving trial access to more Filipinos who simply have to sign-up at www.HOOQ.tv. New HOOQ subscribers can easily enjoy a 30-day pass upon registration. This makes HOOQ the only paid video service provider in the country with the widest and longest period of trial access to the largest library of movies and TV shows!
“We want to share more stories with more Filipinos. By offering more options for them to get HOOQ and by expanding our payment terms, every Filipino has the chance to HOOQ up and access an unlimited world of entertainment,” Peter Bithos, HOOQ CEO said. “All you need is internet connection on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or personal computer and you can easily enjoy streaming videos on HOOQ. And just in case you are offline, HOOQ is the only local service that allows you to download up to five videos at a time.”
More Reasons to get HOOQ’d
The huge bank of titles solidifies HOOQ’s position in the market as having the country’s largest library of Hollywood movies and TV shows, and the only service that aggregates the best local studios and filmmakers. Since it was first launched in the Philippines in March this year, HOOQ has registered over four million minutes of video streaming (over 60,000 hours of movies and television shows)* and 50,000 app downloads.
HOOQ is available to all iOS and Android users, through apps on the iTunes and Google Play stores. Desktop and laptop users can also access the service on their browsers.
*The number of hours streamed was computed by dividing 4 million minutes by 60 minutes.