Mumbai: NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) today announced two new partnership deals with Video-On-Demand (VOD) services for their channels portfolio – DIVA, E! and DreamWorks. The services are COOKIE TV – an innovative online video service, providing live TV channels as well as VOD via the internet – in Myanmar, and HOOQ – Asia’s first premium VOD service – in Indonesia. Both platforms will allow customers to have full access to their favourite NBCUIN channels via live streaming. The COOKIE TV service launched November 30, preceded by the HOOQ service with VOD catch-up offerings which launched on October 3, 2018.
DIVA is the premier entertainment destination for women in Asia. Passionate about delivering positive style and a sassy attitude to the small screen, DIVA celebrates the richness of life and real-life glamour with exclusive, award-winning dramas, reality series and movies including Little Big Shots, Suits and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
E! is the home of pop culture, capturing the topics that fascinate us all. Topical and up to the minute, E! covers and generates pop culture buzz 24/7. The powerhouse service combines all the latest Hollywood news, celebrity gossip and fashion with curated selections of the hottest reality series and specials, such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Live From The Red Carpet and E! News.
DreamWorks, the 24-hour, HD, kids and family network brings DreamWorks’ beloved movie heroes to the small screen to star in their own TV shows. The channel features Emmy® award-winning, original television series such as Dragons: Race to the Edge and The Adventures of Puss in Boots and the critically acclaimed Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia. The channel also presents a daily morning preschool block, DreamWorks Junior, for 2-5 year olds featuring favourites such as Noddy Toyland Detective and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion.
“The launch of our suite of channels on both HOOQ and Cookie TV marks another important milestone for NBCUniversal International Networks in Asia as we continue to extend our reach on various platforms that cater to the evolving needs and diverse viewing habits of our audience,” said Christine Fellowes Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks, Asia Pacific “We know how important Video- On-Demand services are in developing markets and we are excited to be working together with our valued partners to bring viewers their favourite TV series anytime, anywhere, on the go.”
“COOKIE TV is not just simply built to please people, it is more than that. Our goal is to entertain, educate and inspire people with our platform by providing a chance to experience anything beyond expectation.” added Yosup Kim, CEO, Cookie TV.
“We are thrilled with the inclusion of DIVA, E! and Dream Works to our line-up of pay TV channels on our platform! We strive to keep our customers constantly entertained and to ensure we continue to surprise them with the best content there is to offer” commented Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer.