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HOOQ celebrates 1st year in the business

Asia’s first and largest premium video streaming service, marks its first anniversary in the country and is very proud to be the no.1 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 was launched first in the Philippines, before expanding 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.  

HOOQ Philippines Team with Kapamilya stars and brand ambassadors Jessy Mendiola (third from left) and Xian Lim (fifth from right)
“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, HOOQ Country Manager.  

HOOQ male ambassador Xian Lim
“The number of our paid subscribers is 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 female celebrity ambassador Jessy Mendiola
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 in 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. 

TJ Trinidad and Janelle Squires
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 “HOOQd” 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 will soon be available on the service, along with other ABS-CBN hits like Sisterakas, The Mistress, One More Try, Suddenly, Its Magic and My Binondo Girl. 

Marvin Agustin and Arnold Vegafria
Regal Films will debut The Prenup, No Boyfriend Since Birth and Haunted Mansion in April, while Viva will be adding Wang Fam, Girlfriend for Hire and Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin.  

To round off the new Pinoy content additions, GMA will be bringing in the Regine Velasquez-Alcasid 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.

Derek Ramsay and Joanne Villablanca
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. 

Topics: HOOQ , Jessy Mendiola , Xian Lim
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