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HOOQ signs deal with Disney to bring video content to Southeast Asia

By Cookie Monster - on 26 Apr 2015, 2:14am

HOOQ signs deal with Disney to bring video content to Southeast Asia

 Image source: HOOQ

HOOQ, the two-month-old over-the-top video service for Asia, just announced a regional subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) deal with Disney to bring ABC series and features from Disney, Marvel and Touchstone studios to Southeast Asian fans anytime and everywhere they want.

According to HOOQ, access to this SVOD will start in Philippines and consumers in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia can expect the service to be available soon. Video content include superheroes and action films such as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Armageddon, Gone in 60 Seconds and Pearl Harbor. They can also expect past seasons of shows such as Criminal Minds and Grey's Anatomy. 

“Disney is a clear choice partnership for HOOQ when you are building a strong premium content catalogue to reach out to over a billion people. HOOQ is positioned to become the largest over-the-top video service in the region with ambition to change the way people across Asia gain access to entertainment, and more importantly to satisfy their demand for quality viewing experiences for the entire family.” said Peter Bithos, CEO of HOOQ.

In case you don't know, HOOQ is a joint venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. During its initial launch, HOOQ will carry over 10,000 movies and television shows. The video streaming service will be rolled out gradually from Q1 2015 to countries that the Singtel Group has presence in, which includes India and Indonesia.