Singapore-based regional streamer HOOQ is expanding in Thailand by launching six new originals in the first half of 2020. It has also formed a new partnership with ride-hailing service Grab and renewed its exclusive partnership with Thai production house M Pictures.
The deal with Grab enables customers to use Grab reward points to redeem a one-month HOOQ subscription voucher and a movie rental ticket worth Baht240. HOOQ already has partnerships with AIS, DTAC, LINE Pay, Channel 3 and Thairath TV in Thailand.
HOOQ Thailand managing director, Piyanuch Meemook, said: “Our viewers these days prefer watching content on their mobile devices from wherever they may be. HOOQ Thailand’s vision for 2020 is to bring even more local productions and HOOQ originals to our viewers as quickly as possible, allowing access anywhere, anytime.”
HOOQ is also adding an e-sports platform which includes King Of Gamers and a PUBG game battle between the Indonesian and Thai teams.
The six new HOOQ originals in Thailand include:
The Cave (co-producer: Hollywood Thailand) – based on the true story of the Wild Boars, the Thai football team trapped in the Tham Luang Cave.
Necromancer 2020 (co-producer: Sahamongkol Films) – story revolving around a young man who is the sole survivor of a black magic attack.
King Of Gamers Asia (co-producer: Kantana Group) – an e-sports reality series that will see the best in Indonesia and Thailand compete to become the top KOG team.
Someone (co-producer: Benetone) – explores the story of seven groups of people living in an apartment complex by the river.
Art Of The Devil Series (co-producer: Five Star) – tells the story of a group of cheerleaders as they go down the path of black magic in their quest for fame.
Love Stalker (co-producer: T-Group) – about a man obsessed with a girl next door. He spies on her every day and discovers that she is a serial killer.