Disney Expands SEA Presence, Signs Multiyear Collaboration with PH Telco Globe Telecom

Over 46 million Filipinos to enjoy Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Maker content via video-on-demand, interactive content and promotions on mobile and broadband

MANILA, Philippines, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia is set to further boost its presence in the region with its multiyear collaboration with Philippines' number 1 mobile brand Globe Telecom to enhance the Filipino digital lifestyle experience.

This  collaboration will give Filipino mobile phone users access to video-on-demand, interactive content, promotions and other related services across multiple devices and affirms the relationship of Globe with Disney whose brands include Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and global leader in short-form video, Maker Studios.

Globe customers will now have access to an array of Disney content offerings including long- and short-form programming, interactive content and games, theatrical releases and retail promotions. Offerings include:

  • Disney Movies On Demand (DMOD): an on-demand subscription service for selected evergreen Disney and Pixar titles such as the Toy Story franchise, Finding Nemo, The Princess Diaries, Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas, Cinderella and much more, that can be viewed on any device anytime, anywhere
  • Disney On Demand (DOD): an on-demand subscription service for selected Disney TV favorites such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Phineas & Ferb, that can be watched on any device anytime, anywhere
  • Maker On Demand: an on-demand subscription service featuring the best short-form videos from Maker Studios' portfolio of content across gaming, comedy, music, sports, fashion, and family, to name a few, featuring popular talent from Makers' network of 55,000 creators globally 
  • Maker and Globe will also team to create custom branded entertainment featuring top digital influencers -- supporting the Globe service
  • WATCH Disney Channel apps – entertainment apps which provide access to Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. Kids and Family can enjoy all the 3 Disney Channels via this digital destination.
  • Disney Interactive: a world of mobile and web-based games, apps and e-books based on the best-loved Disney stories
  • Promotions, merchandising and retail activations that bring Disney's latest theatrical releases closer to Filipinos

"We are thrilled to bring the Disney brand of storytelling closer to more Filipinos through this collaboration with Globe," said Rob Gilby, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. "With this unique collaboration, Disney fans in the Philippines will now be able to take their favorite stories and beloved characters everywhere they go across their choice of devices."

"We are very happy to enter into a relationship with such an iconic brand.  Everyone loves Disney --that's why we are excited to bring the brand closer to Filipinos and give the best content experience on their devices anytime, anywhere. We know that our customers are equally excited to get into the wide portfolio of Disney content such as movies, TV shows, games, merchandising, theatrical releases, and interactive videos available across our mobile and broadband services," says Dan Horan, Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business.

This collaboration continues the journey of Globe as it brings globally innovative brands and content to the Philippine market, including tie-ups with Facebook, Google, Viber, Spotify, NBA, Hooq and recently WhatsApp. These partnerships, together with the company's US$790M network transformation program, have cemented Globe as the undisputed leader in mobile data business, enriching the customer experience with entertainment and lifestyle content offerings.

About The Walt Disney Company in Southeast Asia (NYSE:DIS)

The Walt Disney Company has been active in Southeast Asia since 1995 when Disney Channel first launched in Malaysia and has grown to five offices in the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines) with the headquarters in Singapore, employing close to 280 permanent staff. Disney is one of the most active and largest global entertainment companies in the region with diversified businesses in film, consumer products, publishing, mobile content, television and family entertainment overseeing content from six key brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, ESPN, ABC and Lucasfilm.

Television is a key driver in growing the Disney brand in the region. Disney Channels Southeast Asia is responsible for the management, creative development and commercial operations of the three Disney-branded channels available across the region: Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The company also distributes Disney owned programs and channels to television, mobile, broadband and on-demand platforms to over 20 Southeast Asian providers including terrestrial broadcasters, pay-TV and channels as well as digital platforms.

Studio Entertainment reached new box office heights in 2013 with Marvel's Iron Man 3 recording the biggest release in history in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The Avengers released in 2012 is still the biggest movie of all time in Singapore and Philippines.

As one of the world's largest creators of high-quality digital experiences, Disney Interactive produces interactive entertainment for the whole family including multi-platform video games, online short form video, mobile and social games and digital destinations across all current and emerging media platforms. Entertaining guests of all ages, Disney Interactive's key products include the video game platform Disney Infinity, top virtual world for kids Club Penguin, popular mobile franchises like Frozen Free Fall and Disney Tsum Tsum, top online destinations for kids, parents and fans including Disney.com, Oh My Disney, and Babble.com and the Disney social network reaching more than 1 billion guests on Facebook. 

From apparel and toys to food and stationery, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the world's leading licensor and works with over 400 licensees across all product categories in Southeast Asia for all ages and lifestyles. Disney Publishing is active in 6 countries in 6 different languages in Southeast Asia, publishing a diverse range of products in the region including story, activity and e-books, magazines and comics that reach a wide demographic from pre-schoolers to pre-teens and adults.

For more information, please visit www.Disney.ph.

About Maker Studios

Maker Studios is the global leader in online short-form video and the largest content network on YouTube. Maker specializes in reaching millennial audiences across multiple programming genres. Maker's network includes 55,000 independent creators from more than 100 countries, attracting over 10 billion views per month, with a growing scale driven by its robust technology platform, direct-to-consumer distribution and data analytics. Maker is home to many of the world's leading online talent and award-winning original programs such as "Epic Rap Battles of History." Maker Studios is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and is headquartered in Los Angeles, with operations in New York, London and Singapore. For more information visit www.makerstudios.com.

About Globe Telecom (PSE:GLO)

Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services.  Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow Globe Telecom on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobePH and Tattoo at www.facebook.com/GlobeTattoo as well as on Twitter @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo and Instagram at @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo. 

For more information, please contact:

Disney Southeast Asia
Joanne Teo
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Ltd.
T: +65 6692 7371
M: +65 9820 8270 / 9820 8276
E: joanne.teo@disney.com

Globe Telecom, Inc.
Yoly C. Crisanto
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
Email Address: gtcorpcomm@globe.com.ph
Globe Press Room: www.globe.com.ph/press-room
Twitter: @talk2GLOBE │ Facebook: www.facebook.com/globeph

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SOURCE Globe Telecom, Inc.

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