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HOOQ turns 1; Jessy Mendiola, Xian Lim join as brand ambassadors

In the recent event held in Revel at The Palace, HOOQ, Asia’s first and largest premium video streaming service, celebrated its anniversary in the country. It was joined by members of the press,  famous personalities and friends from HOOQ Philippines.

Jessy Mendiola, Xian Lim and Executives and friends from HOOQ Philippines

Jessy Mendiola, Xian Lim and Executives and friends from HOOQ Philippines

HOOQ announced they are named the number one paid OTT service in the Philippines with 100,000 paying subscribers. They also shared HOOQ was recently named  Best Mobile  App in Media, Film, TV or Video categoryat the GSMA’s Global  Mobile (GLOMO) Awards in Barcelona.

Jessy Mendiola and Xian Lim

Jessy Mendiola and Xian Lim

During the event, two of its brand ambassadors joined the event, none other than  Jessy Mendiola and Xian Lim. They shared to the media that they’re proud to be the first brand ambassadors of  HOOQ and looking forward for more years.

Jessy and Xian invited invited some of the audience on stage to answer trivia questions about movies . Winners of their ” Name That Movie” game went home with cool prizes.

Aside from Jessy and Xian, spotted celebrities who graced the party  include Derek Ramsay, Tracy Abad, AJ Dee, Phoemela Baranda and TJ Trinidad.

Executives from HOOQ Philippines who joined the event include Ravi Vira, HOOQ Chief Marketing Officer, Jeffrey Remigio HOOQ Content and Programming Head, Sheila Paul Marketing Head HOOQ Phils, and Jane Cruz-Walker HOOQ Country Manager.

HOOQ Philippines Anniversary

HOOQ Philippines Team

The start-up venture of Singtel, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television launched first in the Philippines, before its expansion to Thailand and India.

“It’s been a year of milestones for HOOQ and we have been running at overdrive to always keep our customers entertained.  From exclusive superhero content and merchandise to same day as US telecast TV series, we never stop to ensure that there is always something to put a smile on our customers’ faces” said Jane Cruz-Walker, country manager of HOOQ.

HOOQ customers can now binge on “Spartacus,” “White Queen” and “The Player,” another HOOQ exclusive series, which debuted on the service a couple of weeks ago.  In addition, the cult hit “Community,” will also be available only on HOOQ from April. This critically acclaimed Hollywood TV series follows a cast of characters played by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi, at a fictional community college in Colorado.

Xian’s” My Cactus Heart,” “The Reunion” and “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo” are soon launching on the service, along with other ABS-CBN hits like “Sisterakas,” “The Mistress,” “One More Try,” “Suddenly, Its Magic” and “My Binondo Girl”.

Regal Films will debut “The Prenup,” “No Boyfriend Since Birth” and “Haunted Mansion” this April, while Viva will be adding “Wang Fam,’ “Girlfriend for Hire” and “Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin”.

To round off the new Pinoy content additions, GMA will be bringing in Regine Velasquez starrer “Poor Señorita” to its growing number of catch-up TV shows on HOOQ.

PMPC’s winner for Best Television Drama, “The Rich Man’s Daughter” will also premiere on HOOQ, alongside all episodes of “Destiny Rose,” top billed by Ken Chan, Katrina Hallili and Fabio Ide.

Globe customers can get up to 45 days of free trial with Globe GoSURF 99 and below for prepaid customers, and up to 90 days of free trial for prepaid and postpaid customers availing of GoSURF 299 and up.

Broadband customers also get HOOQ for free on Globe Home Broadband Plan 1299 and up.  Currently, HOOQ is raffling off a trip for 2 to Warner Bros. Movieworld in Australia to HOOQ users who have signed up through Globe.  Check out for more details.

It’s easy to get HOOQ’d.  Simply download the HOOQ app from the Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, and your device is ready to access HOOQ’s library of Hollywood and local hits.  Viewing movies and TV series on HOOQ is made even better with Chromecast support, now available on the iOS and Android apps.

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