OTT video service HOOQ to launch in India soon

MUMBAI: Digital platforms are making giant strides across the globe and its ripples are being felt across India too. Even as Star India's recently launched all-encompassing over-the-top (OTT) video service Hotstar takes a steady lead in India, a new player is soon slated to enter the market.


HOOQ - the new over-the-top (OTT) service in Asia from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Television will soon launch in India.


HOOQ, now launched in the Philippines, delivers Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programmes, to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling viewers to stream and download their favourite shows on their device of choice.


Apart from India, HOOQ will start off by rolling out progressively in the Singtel Group’s Asian footprint, including the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.


Additionally, HOOQ has joined hands with Quickplay's managed video platform to power its services. Quickplay is providing HOOQ with a comprehensive multi-partner turn-key solution that enables service and content providers to deliver a superior unified viewing experience in the home and on the go.


HOOQ has selected Quickplay’s managed services to operate the largest subscription based OTT service in Asia, leveraging Quickplay’s advanced virtual head-end, cloud economics and decade of experience in providing complex, multiscreen services for leading providers such as AT&T, Bell, and Verizon.


HOOQ viewers across Asia will enjoy personalized experiences across all devices, platforms, mobile and WI-FI networks. 


Quickplay will deliver the fully hosted premium OTT video solution, providing the largest library of multi-language content in Asia. The solution initially includes the secure streaming of over 10,000 movies and TV series of encoded and optimized Video-on-Demand (VOD) content and adaptive streaming.


In addition, Quickplay’s managed services include DRM solutions by Microsoft PlayReady and Verimatrix, managed user entitlements by Evergent Technologies, and enriched content from premium content providers from North America (Hollywood) and Asia. QuickPlay, in partnership with Evergent, is providing a distinct feature that enables HOOQ to leverage Singtel Group’s extensive telco billing relationships across Asia, enabling consumers to employ a range of payments including mobile post-pay contracts and pre-paid credits. In emerging markets where credit card ownership is limited, this feature is a critical enabler to overall adoption and accessibility.


“We are proud to enable this ground-breaking premium OTT video service for HOOQ. This is the largest OTT deployment of its kind in Asia - this level of scale and complexity is unmatched and is a service that Quickplay is uniquely positioned to deliver on. The HOOQ vision of securely bringing premium global and local content to Asian viewers – in the home or on the go – is truly disruptive and well aligned to Quickplay’s goal of enabling superior viewing experiences and providing the greatest choice of premium content to the most viewers, anytime, anywhere,” said Quickplay CEO and founder Wayne Purboo.


“Quickplay was a clear choice for HOOQ when you are building a business that needs to scale up to a footprint covering over a billion people. Their proven market leadership and experience in powering premium video allows us to provide quality viewing experiences and seamless integration especially when working across emerging markets and multiple partners,” added HOOQ CEO Peter G. Bithos.

Latest Reads

Planetcast forays into OTT segment

Planetcast Media Services Limited (formerly Essel Shyam Communication Limited) today announced its foray into OTT segment by introducing its OTT solution targeted towards existing broadcasters and non-TV content owners. Planetcast OTT is a new, turnkey OTT solution for media companies, publishers...

iWorld Over The Top Services
Bittree's redesigned website has real-time price quoting tool

Bittree, a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio and video patchbays and patching systems, has announced launching of a redesigned website. The new web portal, Bittree.com, improves upon their already responsive and user-friendly experience with enhanced technical data on all their products...

iWorld eNews
Q4-16: Apple Services clocks 24 per cent growth, Other Products revenue falls

BENGALURU: Apple Inc (Apple) Services product recorded a 24.4 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) growth in revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q4-16, current quarter) amidst a 9 percent y-o-y fall in total revenues. Apple Services includes revenue from Internet Services, AppleCare, Apple...

iWorld Over The Top Services
Content piracy making b’casters invest in good tech for security: Tata Communications VP Brian Morris

Somebody had aptly said that a new development brings along with it not only benefits, but also various downsides. If technology is opening up new frontiers of content delivery to consumers, the menace of content piracy too is rising globally. So, it’s almost always a race against time to find...

iWorld eNews
Voot to stream Big Boss's 'Unseen Undekha' videos

Viacom18's OTT platform, Voot, will showcase exclusive content of its reality show Bigg Boss 10. The on-demand destination has developed a special space called Unseen Undekha wherein users can stream videos of any celebrity or commoner of their choice from inside the house anytime.

iWorld Over The Top Services
IoT is risk to networks; Netflix, PayPal, Twitter and Amazon temporarily shut in cyber attack

MUMBAI: Nobody is safe until everybody is safe, it is said. The most hyped and happening currency in the world of communication as well as the best weaponry in the wireless world -- the Internet -- was under attack. Cyber attackers can DDoS (Distributed denial of service) for a range of purposes,...

iWorld e-commerce
Interconnect tussle: Vodafone, Airtel, Idea may move court against proposed Rs 3,000-cr penalty

MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) plans to impose a heavy penalty on three major telecom operators for failing to provide adequate interconnectivity to RJio even as operators attempted to comply with the rules. Jio had written to the TRAI seeking action against incumbent...

iWorld Telecom
How broadcasters can use Facebook better?

MUMBAI: Facebook’s daily active user base in India clocked a whopping 22 per cent growth rate by the second quarter of 2016, which is much higher than the 17 per cent growth rate the social media giant enjoys globally. Naturally, addressing its India-only usage and the issues concerning it is of...

iWorld Social Media
How to make your content viral?

MUMBAI: How often do we hear the term ‘viral’? From the germination of an idea to its execution, the only target people want to achieve is making it go viral. Be it a concept or a new initiative, grabbing the maximum number of eyeballs or reaching out to the masses remains the crucial part.

iWorld Social Media

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories