The Asian Digital OTT player HOOQ has inked new content partnerships with Paramount Pictures, BBC Worldwide and Endemol Shine and will make Hollywood movies available on a TVOD basis three months after their theatrical release.
There will be new movies available for rent each month priced at SG$6 ($4.30) each. Deals are in place with Disney (including Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar), Sony Pictures and Warner Bros., among others. Customers subscribing to the HOOQ SVOD service will be able to access one movie from the TVOD library each month at no cost.
“Securing new partners such as Paramount Pictures, BBC and Endemol Shine is a testament to the fact that HOOQ has the right formula to deliver quality entertainment to Asian homes, with a balance of the best Asian films and dramas alongside solid Hollywood blockbusters and series,” said CEO Peter Bithos. “We have never been more elated and will continue to push boundaries to evolve and stay committed to delivering the best entertainment to our customers with new services such as TVOD that bring movies to your homes quicker than ever before—even as part of your SVOD subscription.”
HOOQ subscribers in Thailand will be able to access films from Paramount Pictures franchises such as Mission: Impossible, Transformers and Star Trek. Customers in the Philippines will be able to view shows from Endemol Shine and BBC Worldwide, including Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Mistresses and Wolf Hall.