All3Media International, which is ultimately owned by Discovery Communications and Liberty Global, will handle global rights, unless specific rights are retained by Hooq or its other partners.
At this stage it is able to offer two long-form series and two short form. They are: Indonesian crime thriller “Brata,” now heading for its second season, and co-produced with Marawa Tiga Warna and Telkomsel; Singapore-set dark comedy “She’s a Terrorist & I Love Her,” which was the winner of the Hooq Filmmakers’ Guild program; factual shorts series “Sex Talks with Dr. Holmes,” from Ninjadog Studios in the Philippines; and relationship series “Someone” by Thai director Wattanapong Wongwan.
Hooq’s is headquartered in Singapore and is backed by Singapore cell phone operator SingTel, Sony and Warnermedia. It operates in Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Indonesia as a VoD platform with a growing emphasis on local content. It also operates in India as an aggregator of Hollywood content. The company says its slate currently includes 63 original productions, and that it plans to expand this to over 100 titles by the second quarter of 2020.
“From January through November, the majority of Hooq’s total playing minutes have come from Southeast Asian content. The partnership with All3Media International (will allow) us to bring our strong Hooq original productions from Asia to a global audience,” said Jennifer Batty, Hooq’s chief content officer.
“Our experience in delivering multi-genre content from and to numerous countries, as well as our strong presence in the Asian market, puts us in the perfect position to showcase Hooq’s innovative and diverse programming globally,” said Maartje Horchner, executive VP of content at All3Media International.