GSMA Awards commend Quickplay’s best of breed solution behind the HOOQ app in Asia
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – 29 February, 2016
Quickplay, the global expert in powering premium video to any device, today announced that it’s won the GSMA Glomo Award for ‘best mobile app for media, film, TV or video’ for its platform running the HOOQ app. HOOQ is Asia’s premium Over the Top (OTT) video service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros Entertainment, which is powered by Quickplay’s Next Generation Managed Video Platform. The prestigious awards were judged by an expert panel tasked with honouring the strongest products within the industry and were presented by hosts Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley on the Mobile World Congress show floor on Monday.
“We are delighted to receive this important accolade,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO and Co-founder of Quickplay. “It highlights our success in offering industry-leading OTT video solutions worldwide that help overcome major challenges in the market enabling content providers and mobile operators to deliver high-quality services to any device and over any network. It acknowledges our continued efforts in providing best of breed managed services”.
Launched in January 2015, HOOQ is now the largest subscription service in Asia that delivers a catalogue of over 35,000 movies and television series to customers anytime, anywhere enabling viewers to stream and download their favourite shows. The pioneering service is among the first in the region, supporting a number of new, innovative features critical for emerging markets including: 25 different languages, integration with existing billing systems for multi payment and configurable streaming options to deliver high quality across varying levels of bandwidth. This enables greater accessibility, despite limited broadband access in some areas.
“We’re so proud to receive accolades of this calibre as it validates our hard work and mission to bring the best of Hollywood and local entertainment to the emerging market customer. Our partnership with Quickplay has allowed us to scale up quickly to a footprint covering hundreds of millions of people. Quickplay’s experience in powering premium video has enabled us to launch quickly in a fast moving environment especially when working across emerging markets and multiple partners,” commented Peter Bithos, Chief Executive Officer of HOOQ.
The Award judges concluded: “Massive range, great functionality and great usability – the HOOQ mobile app driven by Quickplay really takes advantage of the numerous billing relationships across the operator footprint.”
The Glomo Awards – the mobile industry’s longest established awards – recognize everything from game changing mobile devices to applications, technologies, apps and services, showcasing the ever growing value that mobility brings to users, to industries, to businesses, communities and economies. Judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives, it is widely recognized as being the most prestigious awards in the industry.
HOOQ is Asia’s first premium video-on-demand service to launch across the region. HOOQ is a start-up joint venture established in January 2015 by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. HOOQ delivers over 35,000 hours of Hollywood blockbusters and popular local programs to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download their favorite shows on their Internet device or platform of choice. HOOQ currently operates in the Philippines, Thailand and India with a population footprint of over 1.4 billion people. For more information, visit www.hooq.tv.
Backed by a decade of experience, Quickplay is the global expert in powering TV over any device, allowing premium video service providers to focus on growing their business. Quickplay’s proven services leverage an open platform, cloud economics, and best-of-breed partners so providers can move faster, operate leaner, and offer the best TV experience anywhere. With facilities and experts in Toronto, San Diego, Singapore, Chennai, and Frankfurt, Quickplay enables hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe to fast forward to a next generation of TV with over 700 live channels, 4,000 live events each year, and two million securely-managed premium content assets. Quickplay has successfully launched multiscreen video services for the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bloomberg, Bell and TELUS, HOOQ and AccuWeather.
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