Leading video on demand service HOOQ strives to further extend its leadership this year as it strengthens its partnerships with local production companies to deliver more local content first and exclusive to its subscribers.
Recently, it revealed it would be adding hundreds of local movies and TV series from ABS-CBN, Regal, Viva, GMA as well as from independent film makers this year.
“We are very happy to announce that we are going to have titles from Regal and VIVA released in 2016 first and exclusive,” Jane Cruz-Walker, country manager of HOOQ Philippines told Manila Standard at the latest HOOQ Hangouts held last week at the Globe Iconic Store in BGC.
“We will also be adding a lot of the latest TV shows to our catalog, and of course we are very excited to release the very first series exclusively produced for VOD– Erik Matti’s On The Job: The Missing 8.”
OTJ the series is co-produced by Reality Entertainment and Globe Live, and stars Bela Padilla, Christopher De Leon, Arjo Atayde, Teroy Guzman, Leo Martinez and an ensemble cast.
To give subscribers a taste of what they can expect this year, HOOQ welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Fire Rooster with a free screening of Mano Po 7: Chinoy. Richard Yap and Jean Garcia made a surprise appearance to hangout with HOOQ fans and enjoy the outdoor screening event.
“We chose Mano Po 7 for this month’s HOOQ Hangouts not only to celebrate the Chinese New Year but also to emphasize that HOOQ will be the first to have the newest local movies after their theatrical run,” says Cruz-Walker.
Released just a week before the Metro Manila Film Festival, Mano Po 7: Chinoy features a star-studded ensemble cast led by Yap, Jessy Mendiola, Enchong Dee and Jake Cuenca. It also stars, apart from Garcia, Eric Quizon, Kean Cipriano, Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel. The film is fresh from it’s theatrical release in December last year.
HOOQ Hangouts, presented by Globe Live in cooperation with Samsung, is a series of outdoor screening events that showcases HOOQ’s vast library of carefully curated content.
HOOQ subscribers can now enjoy over 1,200 Filipino movies spanning almost five decades of film making, and over 4,000 hours of local television leaving other video-in-demand services way behind in terms of Filipino content.
In addition, viewers can also watch catch up episodes of the latest GMA 7 TV series including Alyas Robinhood, Someone To Watch Over Me, Meant To Be, Ika-Anim na Utos and more in the coming months.
As an added treat to its subscribers, HOOQ is holding the #HOOQTimeAnytime Hong Kong Getaway Promo.
All they have to do is take a photo of their best and most creative HOOQ moments and post them on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Tag HOOQ’s official accounts and use the #HOOQTimeAnytime hashtag.
Every Monday, HOOQ will choose the most deserving entries to win some awesome prizes and for the grand raffle draw the lucky winner will win a trip for 4 to Hong Kong Disneyland inclusive of a two-day pass to HK Disneyland including airfare, pocket money and accommodations! The Grand Prize will be picked via draw lots.
This promo is open to all active HOOQ subscribers (free and paid) who have availed of the service direct from the website or the app (standalone).
For complete details of the promo mechanics check out https://www.facebook.com/notes/hooq/hooqtimeanytime-promo-mechanics
HOOQ has over 10,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming or download. Globe At Home customers can get up to 6 months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also get up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans. You may also visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.
Saturday nights are bound to get outrageously and hilariously better as GMA Network launches its newest comedy-musical show, Full House Tonight, with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid who said she is ecstatic to host a comedy-musical show, more so because she is performing and singing on the small screen again.
“I’m of course very excited and very thankful that GMA has given me this kind of show kasi medyo na miss ko na yung variety show. At least dito kumakanta ako ulit, hindi lang yun, nagko-comedy rin, ‘tsaka binibigyan din naman ako ng freedom to choose the songs,” the multi-awarded artist happily shared.
This features a twist in the usual comedy show with onstage musical performances from guests, riotous stand-up comedy, improvisation, parodies, and sketches inside and outside the studio that will surely give Kapuso viewers a different kind of entertainment experience.
“It’s actually harder to make people laugh than to make them cry, so medyo may kaba kaming lahat pero it’s mostly exciting for all of us,” Regine adds. “But I’m sure the viewers will love it and have fun watching every episode.”
Adding flavor to the program are Kapuso stars Solenn Heussaff and teen idols Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix, together with versatile artist Joross Gamboa. A host of other comedians, mostly cross-dressing males, are also in the show.
Full House Tonight premieres after Magpakailanman tonight.
What happens when you put a fashion muse and a certified heartthrob to host a reality TV show that rewards hard-working Filipinos with a much-deserved break from their job?
Expect Saturdays to be both exciting and fun as Philippine Fashion Muse Janine Gutierrez and Kapuso actor Ken Chan host GMA News TV’s Day Off.
Janine cannot help but be enthusiastic about her new project. “I’m super happy to be one of the new hosts of Day Off! I’ve always been a fan of the show and I got excited every time they’d ask me to be a guest. Each episode is a new and exciting experience,” she says.
“In the few episodes I’ve done, I’ve met so many amazing, hardworking Filipinos and I learned so much from them.”
Hosting Day Off, meanwhile, is a dream some true for Ken. “I’m so-happy, not-just me. My family is also happy for me. As a child I have always enjoyed talking,” shares Ken. “That is why Day Off is a perfect outlet for my dream to be a host. It’s a great feeling to be trusted with such a task. I’m so blessed and thankful that I’m part of Day Off now,” he adds.
Don’t miss Day Off with new hosts Janine Gutierrez and Ken Chan every week 6:15 p.m. today and every Saturday on GMA News TV.
The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes (TWGRR) shares the adventures of a couple that made their wedding possible against all odds. Witness the adventures and misadventures of Elsa and Chester Udsig as they fought for their happy ending.
For the so-called millennials into food parks and mobile food photography, TWGRR went to a unique food hub that gives a Lord-of-the-Rings vibe plus a tutorial on how to take artistic mobile food photography.
And for all the busy moms, host Ricky Reyes together with Dr. Rene Valerio introduce new ways on how to look young and fresh all over again, a makeover to a new you.
Rediscover the Golden Sunset Resort at Calatagan Batangas perfect for unwinding and relaxation for everyone, where good food and entertainment unite.
Experience The Twist curls for naturally straight hair; try Regold for kinky hairs, SoftWave for dull hair and natural wigs for hair loss and the newest ‘Cryo Hair Treatment’ in all Gandang Ricky Reyes Salons.
Enroll at Ricky Reyes Learning Institute (RRLI) with branches in Manila, Cubao, Anonas and Fairview and be your own boss.
Tune in to The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes, 9-10 a.m. on GMA News TV today.