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Philippines telco Globe Telecom has licensed Roku’s streaming platform to deliver video services via its Streamwatch over-the-top (OTT) player from this November.

Globe Streamwatch powered by Roku 25 Oct 2017With the licensing deal, Globe becomes the first Roku Powered partner to offer a Roku Streaming Stick to its customers. Globe will use the Roku operating system to provide an easy customer experience using the user interface, curate the videos and TV channels on offer, and offer subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services from Netflix, Disney Channel Apps and HOOQ.

“The collaboration with Roku allows us to give our customers more streaming device choices and a whole new streaming experience all together. Globe Streamwatch is easy to use and enjoy. By just plugging and activating the device, our customers will readily have access to a wealth of entertainment available at home even without cable connection,” said Martha Sazon, senior vice president, Globe At Home.

Andrew Ferrone, vice president of pay-TV at Roku, added: “Globe is one of the leading telecom providers in the Philippines, with millions of cellular and broadband customers. It is a logical next step for Globe to launch a video package and streaming device to its customers to enhance their entertainment experience at home.

“With the Roku Powered licensing program telco operators such as Globe can launch internet-delivered TV services quickly by leveraging our powerful streaming platform.”

Globe Streamwatch will offer a range of content across free and paid channels including sports, lifestyle, and fashion. The OTT service has three months access to Netflix, Disney Channel Apps and HOOQ bundled with it.