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Friday, November 11, 2016

HOOQ partners with Globe Studios for OTJ: The Series





I have seen OTJ the movie  which stars Piolo Pascualthree years ago. I should say it was a well acted and directed tagalog movie by award-winning director/producer Erik Matti. I loved how all the actors played their characters so well. Upon checking Rotten Tomatoes for review. It garners 100% from Tomatometer and has positive reviews from the top movie critics.

When I heard that Erik Matti will do OTJ : The Series for HOOQ  I am excited and expected the series to be good as the movie. This time there has a change of casting headed by Teroy Guzman, Bela Padilla, Nonoy Froilan, Neil Ryan Sese, Arjo Atayde among others. 



HOOQ Asia’s first and largest premium video-on-demand service in partnership with Globe Studios revealed the star studded cast of OTJ: The Series to the media last Nov 8.

"We scoured the whole industry to find the best actors for OTJ and Im honored to be a part of this magnificent cast" said Erik Matti.

Based on Erik Matti’s multi-award winning movie OTJ, or On The Job, the original series marks the first big production created exclusively for an online video service in the region.


Bela Padilla

Arjo Atayde


Leading the cast is Teroy Guzman who plays SISOY a media veteran in his fifties, Nonoy Froilan who plays the role of PEDRING a politician, Bela Padilla is PAM a feisty journalist, and Neil Ryan Sese is ROMAN, the hired gun. Also part of the stellar cast are Arjo Atayde, Smokey Manaloto, Dominic Ochoa, Jake Macapagal, and Christopher de Leon



OTJ: The Series Season 1 follows the story of four people--SISOY, a corrupt local media man under the payroll of PEDRING, the treacherous father of the town's ruling political clan; PAM, a passionate and honest big network investigative journalist from Manila and ROMAN, a principled hired gun regularly brought out of prison to kill. Their paths cross when eight journalists from Sisoy's town are massacred by Roman’s group and buried without a trace a day before Christmas Eve.

Christopher de Leon

Dominic Ochoa




Pam jumps on the case just as Sisoy discovers his connection to Pedring won't help him find out what happened to his friends. Despite their differences, the two work together to untangle the web of lies, controversy and corruption in a media circus where the truth keeps eluding them.



The six-part series is co-produced by Reality Entertainment the independent film outfit of Matti and Dondon Monteverde in partnership with Globe Studios.



Director Erik Matti

It’s about time that we expand the themes that we started in the original On The Job movie,’ states award-winning director/producer Erik Matti.  ‘Creating a mini-series exclusively for a video-on-demand service like HOOQ will allow us to explore unique stories that will be sure to pull in viewers who will want to get more immersed in this compelling world we’re building.’

For HOOQ, this is the first venture into producing original content. It is a natural alignment to HOOQ’s content strategy to differentiate its content and to play a part in growing the local content industry.

Krishnan Rajagopalan

“HOOQ Originals enhance our best-in-market content offering by adding exclusive local movies and TV series that are made for SVOD, and we are very excited to partner with both Reality Films as well as Globe to produce the first HOOQ original here in the Philippines,” says Krishnan Rajagopalan, HOOQ Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer.
Jeffrey Remigio

“OTJ has become one of the most iconic films in recent history and we want to continue to elevate that high standard set by the movie,” says Jeffrey Remigio, Director of Content at HOOQ Philippines.
Dan Horan

Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan furthers, ‘We are very excited to finally start production of this new venture as it strengthens our commitment to provide the best content for our customers whether they are at home or on mobile. From partnering with content producers, we are now taking the next big step by co-producing all original materials, and Director Erik Matti’s OTJ series is the perfect choice given the success of its movie counterpart.’
Dan Horan and Jil Go

Globe's  Jil Go, Cheska Ambrosio, Quark Henares and Aira

HOOQ will be releasing OTJ in the Philippines and internationally to its other markets such as Thailand, India and Indonesia.

HOOQ currently holds the largest catalogue of Filipino content of any video-on-demand service from top local studios like GMA, Viva Communications, Regal Entertainment, and ABS-CBN. It has also increased its kids content through new partnerships withViacom, Hasbro, MoMax, amongst others.HOOQ has also recently unveiled a mobile-first UX that enables customers to easily find movies, create playlists and discover even more content.

HOOQ, a start-up venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., is an award-winning service that empowers customers with unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing option to top Hollywood and Filipino movies and television content, on any device including computers, smartphones tablets, smart TVs via Google Chromecast and now also on Airplay and mobile web.

Jil Bausa Go

Jane Cruz Walker,HOOQ Country Manager



How to get HOOQ
It’s easy to get HOOQ!  Sign up today for a 7-day trial on www.HOOQ.tv.  Globe mobile customers can get up to 90 days HOOQ subscription selected GoSURF plans.  Broadband customers also get HOOQ on Globe Home Broadband.  Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to their Globe bill.  Simply text HOOQ149 to 8888.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

HOOQ triples Kid-Friendly content with partnership from Nickelodeon, Kids Like Us, Hasbro, Turner, MoMedia etc


Calvin Uy and Finn Tiu


Since sem break is fast approaching, the kids and that one kid at heart will have a grand time watching their favorite cartoons starting this month at HOOQ  #KIDSONHOOQ as Asia’s pioneering video on demand service showcased its massive collection of family-friendly titles and animated series at the third HOOQ Hangouts. Isnt that fun? I am now choosing on what to download since its bonding time with the kids. I trimmed down my list to Finn's favorites and its all available on HOOQ!



We had the privilege of watching the pre-halloween screening of HOOQ's Monster House (at the third HOOQ Hangouts). last October 21 at Globe Iconic Store  BGC Ampitheatre and it was fun with my kid who came in his favorite costume character Angry Bird. We went home toting loot bags with tshirts, chcolates and candies.  Annika Brown and Calvin Uy won the Best Halloween Costume for the day.

Annika Brown



SP-HOOQ-tacular event gathered young movie buffs in their spookiest costumes as they watched Monster House, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature horror-comedy produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.





The pre-Halloween treat was the highlight of the third HOOQ HANGOUTS, the biggest outdoor cinema event series held October 21, 2016 at the Globe Iconic Store in Bonifacio Global City.
HOOQ Hangouts, in cooperation with Samsung, and Globe Live, turns the BGC Amphitheater into a free outdoor cinema venue with massive LED screens, beanbags, blankets and cushions to fully enjoy the show.






HOOQ FOR KIDS
From TV series you can watch same day as the US, such as Supergirl; to having five decades worth of Filipino content, HOOQ is set to triple it’s library of child-friendly content in the last quarter of 2016.

HOOQ inked a new set of partnerships with the biggest names in family entertainment:  Nickelodeon, Nick. Jr., Kids Like Us, Hasbro, Turner and MoMedia to bring some of the most popular kids titles into HOOQ’s catalog.

 “HOOQ is committed to delivering premium content for everyone in the Filipino family, and this includes entertainment for kids.  This is why we are expanding our library to have over 500 hours of kids’ content over the next few weeks.”

Soon the younger kids can watch animated series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go!, PAW Patrol, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, Mr. Bean and more on their parents’ mobile devices or tablets. Fans of HI-5 and iCarly will also be able to revisit their favourite episodes on the series.



“We are well aware that home viewing among young families is largely driven by children, and this addition of this huge chunk of family friendly content truly makes HOOQ a video service that caters to everyone whether they are looking for Hollywood, local content for themselves, or something fun that the kids can watch. Now every member of the family can enjoy their own favorites across multiple devices at anytime,” adds Cruz-Walker.

“HOOQ’s continued efforts to widen their library of content means our customers will get to enjoy more content perfect for the whole family. The addition for more kid-friendly titles means kids will be able to fully enjoy their mobile experience through entertaining and the same time educational content,” adds Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business, Dan Horan.   

NEW LOOK NEW HOOQ
“October has been a very busy month for HOOQ, we also just unveiled our redesigned app,” notes Cruz-Walker.

HOOQ's Sheila Paul 


HOOQ’s new interface boasts a mobile first UX that has been built from extensive customer beta testing and usability research to derive a customer-centric experience, given that over 80% of customers are consuming HOOQ on their mobile devices.



Designed with the habits of the social and digital natives in mind, this new mobile-first release features a brand new real time content feed and personalized recommendation engine that makes discovering new favorites easier than ever.  One of the most exciting new features is the real time content feed that highlights HOOQs most popular content which shows what others are watching and which titles are trending

In addition to the current support of iOS, Android, web, Chromecast and Android Set-top Box, HOOQ will also be available on Airplay and mobile web as part of this launch.



HOOQ is Asia’s largest video-on-demand service hosting over 10,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming or download.  Globe customers can get free access to HOOQ with selected GoSURF mobile data plans and as well as Broadband Plan 1299 and up.   Visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.



How to get HOOQ

It’s easy to get HOOQ!  Sign up today for a 7-day free trial on www.HOOQ.tv.  Globe mobile customers can get up to 90 days free HOOQ on selected GoSURF plans.  Broadband customers also get HOOQ for free on Globe Home Broadband.  Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to your Globe bill.  Simply text HOOQ149 to 8888.

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