HOOQ shutting down is imminent as Singtel has filed for voluntary liquidation. This will cause many fan favorite shows go offline until new deal happens with other existing player.
Some of the fan-favorite shows like The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and many other DC shows & movies will be unavailable.
What is HOOQ
HOOQ is a Singapore based joint venture between Sony Pictures, Warner Bros & Singtel, started operation in January 2015 and has presence in India, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia & Hongkong. Apart from delivering content via its own HOOQ app, it has partnership with Disney+ Hotstar & Airtel Xstream in India.
Hooq Shutting Down
On 27th March 2020, HOOQ has filed for liquidation due to not desired success and continuous loss. According to Stock Exchange Filing Page of Singtel, they have published notification with title “Announcement on appointment of provisional liquidators for creditors’ voluntary liquidation of HOOQ Digital Pte. Ltd.” on 27th March 2020.
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (“Singtel”) wishes to announce that HOOQ Digital Pte. Ltd. (“HOOQ”), a joint venture company in which Singtel has an indirect 76.5% effective interest, has commenced a creditors’ voluntary liquidation and appointed Messrs Lim Siew Soo and Brendon Yeo Sau Jin, both c/o 8 Shenton Way #37-02, AXA Tower, Singapore 068811, as its joint and several provisional liquidators.Hooq Shutting Down – Wording on Stock Exchange Filing by Hooq Link
Due to lockdown imposed by various countries due to COVID-19, the online streaming consumption has been increased significantly but due to very tough competition and lack of future vision, (Singtel and partners) HOOQ shutting down cause problem for viewers only.
Leaving Hotstar Soon & Leaving Xsteam Soon
Complete List of Show & Movies to Leave Hotstar
Below is the list of shows & movies those are scheduled to leave Hotstar due to Hooq shutting down.
If you have paid for Hotstar Premium only to view these shows, now you may consider finding an alternative. There is no certain date mentioned in closing of these shows, but it seems very soon.
Popularity of Android Apps and Android based TV and multiple companies making tie-up with different vendors are making market more competitive.
As HOOQ shutting down and shows from Hotstar & Airtel Xstream app disappearing, some of the questions remain unanswered.
- How to watch “The Flash” new Episodes in India?
- How to watch “Supergirl” new episodes in India?
- How to watch “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” new episodes in India?
Follow below link to know where to watch these shows and how to watch with timing and schedule of broadcasting for Indian users.