Quickplay has announced that its managed video platform will power Singtel’s new OTT service HOOQ. The solution will initially include its library of multi-language content featuring over 10,000 movies and TV series and DRM solution by Microsoft PlayReady and Verimatrix. Additionally, Quickplay will provide content from content providers in Hollywood as well as managed user entitlements through its partnership with Evergent Technologies. This will enable HOOQ to provide carrier billing capabilities, which is quite important from an Indian perspective because credit card penetration is still quite low in the country. HOOQ has already launched in Philippines with content including Hollywood blockbusters, TV series as well as local movies and programmes. The platform will start rolling progressively starting from Philippines to Indonesia, India and Thailand. Note that Singtel had earlier tied-up with Sony Pictures & Warner Brothers to launch HOOQ in Asia in February this year. The company had mentioned then that the service will initially be rolled out in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand in the first quarter of 2015. At the time of launch HOOQ said it would have a catalogue of over 10,000 movies and TV series, including titles from Sony and Warner Brothers like the Harry Potter series, Spider-Man, Friends and Gossip Girl among others. The platform also said it would offer regional content from India, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. Users will be able to stream content for a fee and also download content using the platform, which is important in markets…
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