Asia’s first and largest premium video streaming service HOOQ turning 1


HOOQ, Asia’s first and largest premium video streaming service, marks its first anniversary in the country this March and is very proud to be the number one paid video OTT service in the Philippines with over 100,000 paying subscribers.  In addition, HOOQ was also recently named Best Mobile App in the Media, Film, TV or Video category at the GSMA’s Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards 2016 in Barcelona.  The start-up venture of Singtel, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television launched first in the Philippines, before its expansion to Thailand and India.
With over 35,000 hours of Hollywood, regional and Filipino movies and TV shows made available to every Filipino through any smart device, HOOQ has become an integral part of the Pinoy tech and entertainment driven lifestyle. 

“It’s been a year of milestones for HOOQ and we have been running at overdrive to always keep our customers entertained.  From exclusive superhero content and merchandise to same day as US telecast TV series, we never stop to ensure that there is always something to put a smile on our customers’ faces” said Jane Cruz-Walker, Country Manager of HOOQ.  “Our paid subscriber numbers are a testament to HOOQ’s acceptance in the Philippines.  Thank you Philippines for the encouraging support!  We will continue to work hard to deliver more surprises!” she added.
HOOQ customers can now binge on Spartacus, White Queen and The Player, another HOOQ exclusive series, which debuted on the service a couple of weeks ago.  In addition, the cult hit Community, will also be available only on HOOQ from April.  This critically acclaimed Hollywood TV series follows a cast of characters played by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi, at a fictional community college in Colorado.


Offering the best of Hollywood and the best of local remains at the heart of HOOQ’s selection of content.  Local celebrities Xian Lim and Jessy Mendiola signed up as the brand ambassadors to get more Filipinos HOOQ’d on this convenient and accessible way to watch their favorite shows over and over again.  Xian’s My Cactus Heart, The Reunion and Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo are soon launching on the service, along with other ABS-CBN hits like Sisterakas, The Mistress, One More Try, Suddenly, Its Magic and My Binondo Girl. Regal Films will debut The Prenup, No Boyfriend Since Birth and Haunted Mansion this April, while Viva will be adding Wang Fam, Girlfriend for Hire and LumayoKaNga Sa Akin.  To round off the new Pinoy content additions, GMA will be bringing in Regine Velasquez starrer Poor Señorita to its growing number of catch-up TV shows on HOOQ.  PMPC’s winner for Best Television Drama, The Rich Man’s Daughter will also premiere on HOOQ, alongside all episodes of Destiny Rose, top billed by Ken Chan, Katrina Hallili and Fabio Ide.

It’s easy to get HOOQ’d.  Simply download the HOOQ app from the Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, and your device is ready to access HOOQ’s library of Hollywood and local hits.  Viewing movies and TV series on HOOQ is made even better with Chromecast support, now available on the iOS and Android apps.


Sign up today for a 30-day free trial on www.HOOQ.tv. Globe customers can get up to 45 days of free trial with Globe GoSURF 99 and below for prepaid customers, and up to 90 days of free trial for prepaid and postpaid customers availing of GoSURF 299 and up. Broadband customers also get HOOQ for free on Globe Home Broadband Plan 1299 and up.Currently, HOOQ is raffling off a trip for 2 to Warner Bros.Movieworld in Australia to HOOQ users who have signed up through Globe.  Check out www.hooq.ph/ineedahero for more details.

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