Singtel and HOOQ Expand VOD Partnership
HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, has 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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