Happy birthday! HOOQ, one of the top video-on-demand services in South East Asia, is now celebrating its second year of delivering Hollywood and Asian entertainment to its subscribers. Garnering already millions of subscribers and over 30,000 hours of content, HOOQ will once again expand its database with new partnerships from Paramount Pictures, BBC Worldwide, and Endamol Shine. The new partnerships will welcome new blockbuster movies fresh from the cinema. Further, HOOQ subscribers will be able to enjoy one of these new movies for free every month.

HOOQ CEO Peter Bithos

What’s new

HOOQ’s second birthday gift to its loyal subscribers is called transactional video-on-demand. Unlike other subscription services, HOOQ will be bringing the latest movies directly from the cinema. Subscribers will be able to enjoy new hits from Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Dreamworks, and Pixar, like Rogue One, Sausage Party, and Arrival. These movies are available for rent at a low rate of just P125 per movie. Additionally, each subscriber will get one (1) golden ticket per month which they can use to rent one movie from the TVOD playlist for free.

The Philippines will now enjoy freshly inked deals with Regal Entertainment and Viva Communications which provides HOOQ with digital rights to their new movies within three months of theatrical release. With Filipino hits like Camp Sawi and I Love You to Death consistently hitting HOOQ’s most watched list, HOOQ’s latest expansion brings more content for Filipinos to enjoy. In the next quarter, HOOQ will bring Mano Po 7, Die Beautiful, The Escort, and My Rebound Girl to its library. Present TV shows like Destined to be Yours will be available on HOOQ within 24 hours of their airing.

Meanwhile, HOOQ’s TV partnerships across the globe have also been bolstered. Subscribers can now watch new series like Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Mistresses, and Wolf Hall. Of course, DC shows have always been a staple of HOOQ’s library. Legend of Tomorrow, Arrow, and Gotham continue their dominating presence on HOOQ. Further, Supergirl, Lucifer, and Powerless are available to stream within 24 hours of their US airing.

Finally, HOOQ has given a much-needed update to its first original series, On the Job. After much deliberation with director Erik Matti, HOOQ has confirmed that the mini-series will be expanded into a sequel movie to the original classic and a full-blown series launching a month later. Expect HOOQ’s first original to drop between July to August.

HOOQ Country Manager Jane Cruz-Walker

Where to get

HOOQ is available online and through an app that can be downloaded on Apple or on Google Play. Subscribers will be able to enjoy HOOQ’s vast library on any device including computers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, smart TVs, and all Apple devices.

Globe at Home customers can get up to 6 months of access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also get up to 6 months of trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans. Customers can also sign up for a free 7-day trial on hooq.tv.

About The Author

Luigi Leonardo
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Luigi continues to build a book fort out of all things geeky. He is now at the science fiction section where he hopes to build a cyberpunk effigy of Philip K. Dick. You can find him in numerous publications, all over the world, and wherever books are sold.