HBO GO Launches on Telkomsel


Indonesian telco Telkomsel has inked a deal with WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks to launch HBO GO on its video portal MAXstream.

The telco, the first in Indonesia to offer HBO GO, will offer up special packages for the streaming service: MAXstream HBO GO for IDR 60,000 ($4.30) a month, with 5GB of data; MAXstream Gala starting from IDR 69,000 ($4.90) for access to MAXstream, HBO GO, Viu and Vidio Gold with 7GB of data; and Halo Play starting from IDR 110,000 ($7.80) with MAXstream, HBO GO, Viu and Vidio Premier Gold, an internet package, SMS and phone calls.

“HBO GO on MAXstream allows us to feature world-class content such as blockbusters and award-winning series, and increase customer experience,” said Rachel Goh, Telkomsel’s director of marketing. “There is high demand from our customers for video-on-demand streaming services. The video traffic penetration has increased by 62 percent from total traffic within our network, and now contributes 60 percent overall. We also realize that there has been high demand from our customers for HBO GO content. Our collaboration with WarnerMedia is our effort to accommodate customer needs as well as provide added value to video streamers in Indonesia.”

“This partnership allows a whole new consumer base in Indonesia to enjoy our premium selection of movies and TV series,” added Clement Schwebig, managing director of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China. “HBO GO on the MAXstream bundle will offer the very best in movies, drama and comedy, as well as kids’ content and the biggest fan-favorites.”

The MAXstream app has 20 million downloads.