Singtel and HOOQ Significantly Expand Partnership to Provide More On-Demand Content for Singtel Customers

  • All Singtel postpaid mobile, broadband and TV customers to gain free trial access to HOOQ
  • HOOQ to create two new playlist-style on-demand channels for Singtel TV to showcase curated content

SINGAPORE, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HOOQ, Asia's largest video-on-demand service, today announced a major expansion of its partnership with Singtel. The multi-million-dollar distribution deal is aimed at bringing HOOQ to even more Singtel customers in Singapore.

As part of the agreement, Singtel postpaid mobile, broadband and TV customers can expect to enjoy a free trial of HOOQ's video-on-demand service for up to six-months. HOOQ will also be bundled with a wide-range of Singtel plans to offer better value to new and re-contracting customers. HOOQ's content library includes Hollywood movies from 90 days of cinema release, with blockbuster hits like Aquaman, available to view on HOOQ now.

With this partnership, HOOQ users on Singtel TV will enjoy two new playlist-style on demand channels. These channels will showcase titles that are curated based on popular themes and genres, to make for easy selection and binge watching. HOOQ users can enjoy both new channels at no extra cost, as well as access to Singtel TV CH 405, where HOOQ is currently hosted. In addition, HOOQ users will gain access to select titles from Singtel's library of popular Chinese-language content.

"This is a significant milestone for both companies and we are delighted to expand our partnership with HOOQ. With mobile, broadband and TV delivering complete connectivity in our lives, on demand access to good content is valued more than ever before. We are excited to provide our customers with more world-class entertainment from HOOQ at the tip of their fingers." said Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO for Consumer Singapore at Singtel.

Speaking about the expanded partnership, Peter Bithos, CEO of HOOQ, said, "We are very excited about strengthening our partnership with Singtel. Working with market leaders such as Singtel and its network of regional associates has always played an important role in our business strategy. We have rapidly grown our footprint across Southeast Asia thanks to key partnerships such as this one, and we foresee this agreement to help us accelerate our growth and drive to a leadership position in our home market."

Besides Hollywood blockbusters, HOOQ users can watch their favourite hit TV series' with same-day telecasts as the United States, as a result of its strong partnerships with studios, production houses and content distributers. So fans of hit shows like DC's The Flash and Supergirl, won't have to wait long before they can watch the latest episodes. HOOQ also offers the best of Asian content from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and India, and includes popular titles such as Recipe For Love, and Wild And Free, already available to enjoy on HOOQ.

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Notes to Editors

HOOQ is available on Singtel TV Channel 405. It is also available to view online from www.HOOQ.tv and as an app from the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Simply sign up and log in, to access HOOQ's extensive library of International and Asian hits.  

ABOUT HOOQ

HOOQ is the leading video-on-demand service for emerging markets in Asia, delivering over 12,000 hours of local, regional and Hollywood films, shows and live TV to its users anytime, anywhere and on any device. Started as a joint venture in January 2015 by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros, HOOQ has built an entertainment destination deeply rooted in its understanding of consumers' needs and habits. HOOQ currently operates in the Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Singapore, with a combined population footprint of over 1.7 billion people. 

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In the last 12 months, HOOQ has dramatically increased its activities across the region, having secured a number of valued partnerships with leading digital disruptor, content, payment, and telecommunication providers.

HOOQ 2018 / 2019 Milestones

April 2018: HOOQ introduces daily pricing for as little as USD 0.25 cents
April 2018: HOOQ introduces Live TV in Indonesia where customers can watch local free-to-air channels, completely for free.
August 2018: HOOQ introduced 'skinny bundles' into its existing premium offering where viewers can access over 20 Pay TV channels.
September 2018: HOOQ partners with Xiaomi, China's leading consumer technology company, to bring the big screen experience to Indonesia
October 2018: HOOQ partners with Hotstar, India's largest streaming platform to bring to Hotstar Premium customers access to over 1,000 of hours of Hollywood content.
December 2018: HOOQ partners with OVO, Indonesia's leading mobile wallet where OVO customers can now access and pay for HOOQ within the OVO environment.
December 2018: HOOQ announces partnership with Grab, Southeast Asia's leading online-to-offline platform where Grab customers will be able to access HOOQ within the Grab environment.
February 2019: HOOQ launches video tile within the Grab App in Indonesia. The service will be launching in Singapore, Philippines and Thailand later this year.

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