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HOOQ gets $25M more in funding as fight for APAC SVOD heats up
APAC, SVOD
HOOQ gets $25M more in funding as fight for APAC SVOD heats up
Jan 12 2017 10:30 AM

HOOQ, the other Southeast Asia subscription video on-demand (SVOD) platform that wants to go toe-to-toe with Netflix (Malaysia’s iFlix also hopes it can punch above it weight), has gotten a $25 million cash infusion from its main investors – SingTel, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures.

LatAM, SVOD
Crackle, HBO Go SVOD plays launch via Brazil’s Oi
Dec 09 2016 7:45 AM

Brazilian telco Oi is partnering with Sony and HBO/MAX to offer premium content to its pay-TV and broadband subscribers.

Oi is offering Sony’s Crackle and HBO Go unbundled to Oi subscribers.

The SVOD services are being used as value added services to broadband subscribers specifically, regardless of whether or not they subscribe to Oi’s pay-TV service.

HOOQ VOD service taps Prime Focus Technologies for Asian deployment
APAC, VOD
HOOQ VOD service taps Prime Focus Technologies for Asian deployment
Jun 08 2015 7:15 AM

HOOQ, Asia's new over-the-top (OTT) service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., will use Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) to package and deliver content on the service set to rollout across much of Asia over the course of 2015.

HOOQ will offer Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programs to customers across multiple screens.

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Cloud TV, Pay TV
Sony launches $50 PlayStation Vue Cloud TV service in NY, Chicago & Philadelphia
Mar 18 2015 12:00 PM

Bundle? What bundle?

Sony’s PlayStation Vue – the Cloud TV service set to go toe-to-toe with traditional pay-TV services in the U.S. – today launched in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia with a bundle of content that rivals established service providers, generally for less money and no contract, a potent combination.

Sony’s PlayStation Vue TV could be first ‘real’ virtual challenge to pay TV
Cloud TV, Pay TV
Sony’s PlayStation Vue TV could be first ‘real’ virtual challenge to pay TV
Mar 12 2015 9:15 AM

If you’re hoping to jump onto the leading edge of Sony’s soon-to-launch Cloud TV service, Vue, you might want to pack your bags and head to New York, Philadelphia or Chicago… because that’s where Sony it will release the service by the end of the month.

Oh, and you’ll need a Sony PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3 console because, for the moment, those are your options.

Sony to launch virtual MVPD in Q1
OTT, Pay TV, Connected TVs & Devices
Sony’s PlayStation Vue to debut in beta this month, launch in Q1 2015
Nov 13 2014 6:30 AM

Add Sony to the growing list of streamers who are leaning on the traditional pay-TV industry. The company today said it would launch beta testing of a 75-channel service in New York this month, dubbed PlayStation Vue, before rolling it out to the masses in the first quarter of 2015.

A caveat: Initially, it will be available only to owners of PS3 and PS4 devices, although Sony did say it would expand to iPads and some other devices eventually.

The service will launch with: