Sony, WB Launch Streaming Service in Asia

Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment have jointly teamed with the Singtel to launch a regional over-the-top streaming video service in Asia.

April 6, 2018

Sony, WB Launch Streaming Service in Asia

Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment have jointly teamed with the Asian telecommunications company Singtel to launch a regional over-the-top streaming video service in Asia.

HOOQ will deliver Hollywood blockbusters and TV series, as well as local movies and programs to countries across Singtel’s Asian footprint including Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Thailand, beginning this quarter.

“Consumers expect premium entertainment content to be available to them at their convenience and as a result, over-the-top delivery has become an important part of our business,” says George Chien, executive vice president, networks, Asia-Pacific, Sony Pictures Television. “Through this partnership, we hope to create a service to meet that demand as it grows in Asia.”

At launch, HOOQ will feature a catalog of more than 10,000 movies and TV series, including titles from partners Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros Entertainment such as

Spider-Man, Harry Potter

, "Friends” and “Gossip

Girl.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Singtel and Sony Pictures Television to help grow the OTT video business across Asia," says Thomas Gewecke, chief digital officer and executive vice president, strategy and business development, Warner Bros. Entertainment. "The combination of Singtel’s expertise and our world-class content is a winning combination for entertainment fans in the region.”

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