Singtel's video streaming service Hooq launches in Singapore today

Video streaming service Hooq is finally available in Singapore, starting today (November 24).
Video streaming service Hooq is finally available in Singapore, starting today (November 24).PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM HOOQ.TV

SINGAPORE - Video streaming service Hooq is finally available in Singapore, starting today (November 24).

Joint venture Hooq was established by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment in January 2015. It was first launched in the Philippines, and has since expanded to Thailand, India and Indonesia.

It has a catalogue of more than 20,000 movies and television shows, from Hollywood television productions such as Supergirl and Gotham, to Bollywood hits like Amitabh Bachchan's Black.

It also features original content, such as Filipino crime drama OTJ, which was announced in June.

In Singapore, a subscription costs from $8.98 a month, to $78.98 for 360 days ($6.58 a month).

Hooq also announced a partnership with Singtel, that allows the telco's pre-paid mobile customers to access the service as part of a bundled package, starting from $7 for 1GB of streaming.

More bundles will be made available to Singtel post-paid and broadband customers over the next few months.

Hooq faces competition from the likes of American video streaming service Netflix, which launched here in January this year. Subscription costs $10.98 a month, and users can access original Netflix content such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

Telco StarHub also launched CatchPlay in June this year. The $12.90 a month service has a catalogue of over 150 movies, from Hong Kong dramedy Golden Chicken to Hollywood shows like the Twilight saga.