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HOOQ Inks Exclusive Deal with Disney


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HOOQ has secured the exclusive SVOD rights for three of Marvel’s latest series—Inhumans, Runaways and Cloak and Dagger—for Southeast Asia.

The VOD service will deliver the three series on the same day as the U.S. telecast on its platform for the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. While the first chapter of Marvel’s Inhumans was released last week worldwide in IMAX theaters, the following episodes will be available on HOOQ from the end of September, with additional exclusive content not seen in IMAX theaters. Marvel’s Runaways will debut on digital on November 21. Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger will be released later in 2018.

Peter Bithos, the CEO of HOOQ, said: “HOOQ is always looking for new ways and partnerships to bring exciting and quality content to our viewers. This tie-up with Disney, which now allows our viewers to catch their favorite series Inhumans, Runaways and Cloak and Dagger on the same day as the U.S. telecast is something we are very proud of and brings the world of Marvel’s superheroes closer to Asia. Marvel’s series now available on HOOQ is the first of many things to come with this tie-up and we will continue to push boundaries, to evolve and stay committed to delivering unique, compelling and edgy stories to millions of our customers in the region.”

Amit Malhotra, the VP and general manager of media networks for The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, added: “We are excited to extend our collaboration with HOOQ in bringing these iconic Marvel shows day and date with the U.S. telecast to digital audiences across Southeast Asia. We are pleased to offer our Marvel fans yet another platform to enjoy their favorite TV shows.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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