HBO Go is getting popular all over the world. Now, HBO in its move to familiarize people living in Asia with its HBO GO app has launched the app in Indonesia with the partnership of First Media. Let us find out what both companies have to say to this association.
First Media, a leader, and pioneer in the cable TV industry and broadband Internet in Indonesia is going to launch HBO GO in the country. For those of you who don’t know what HBO Go is, then it is an application that consists of all the content that HBO has broadcasted until now.
HBO GO allows First Media customers to enjoy exclusive impressions from HBO Originals: HBO movies, HBO series, documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters through devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. HBO GO can now be downloaded on Google Play and App Store, or by visiting hbogoasia.com website.
First Media’s Executive VP of Business Affairs and Content Development, Meena Kumari Adnani said in an interview that, “We are delighted to become the first partner in Indonesia to launch HBO GO application in First Media.”
In addition to offering a variety of premium channels, the program is a commitment to the customer to bring entertainment anywhere and anytime.
Based on data SVOD Report Statista 2018, penetration of video streaming users on demand (SVOD) accessed via internet in Indonesia in 2018 reached 3.7% and predicted in 2022 will reach 7.9%.
Mobile Internet Statistics 2017 mentions that 28.78% of the internet was accessed from mobile devices in 2017 of all internet users through mobile devices and is expected to reach 38.22% in 2021. This shows the development of Internet video content access trends through mobile devices.
“We recognize the increasing use of content through mobile devices,” said Desmond Poon, First Media’s Chief Product & Technology Officer.
In addition to first media (FMX) TV Anywhere, it seeks to meet customer and market demands for streaming video access through collaboration with OTT or channel partners, such as HBO. First Media and HBO have been working together for a long time, and are now enhancing partnerships to a higher level by presenting HBO GO.
The HBO GO service is only available to HBO First Media channel customers. Subscribers can access and use HBO GO at no additional cost if choosing a subscription package such as Home Cable Ultimate, Combo 1Gbps X1, Combo Infinite X1, Combo Ultimate X1, Combo Maxima X1 and Combo Supreme X1, and add-on packages such as HBO Pack HD, Box Office HD.
“We are pleased to be working with First Media to present HBO GO in Indonesia,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia. Through the ability to stream and download HBO GO, subscribers in Indonesia can now have more options accessing HBO Originals and HBO Asia Originals and Hollywood blockbuster movies anytime and anywhere. “
HBO GO customers will have unlimited access to streaming Hollywood blockbuster movies, and over 1,500 hours of HBO Original and HBO Original movies and series.