Indonesia's Gojek makes inroads into online movie-streaming industry

Indonesia's Gojek makes inroads into online movie-streaming industry

The CEO of Gojek Entertainment Group Edy Sulistyo introduced the new online movie streaming app GoPlay to the press at the sidelines of the Singapore Media Festival in Singapore on Dec 3, 2019. ANTARA/Panca Hari P/gtm

Singapore (ANTARA) - Jakarta-based multi-service platform Gojek launched a new online movie-streaming application GoPlay to support Indonesia's film industry by acquainting global audiences to local movies.

"Our local content has been rapidly improved in terms of the quality, and we seek to launch a streaming service to help offer better exposure to Indonesia's movies," CEO of the Gojek Entertainment Group Edy Sulistyo told the press on the sidelines of the Singapore Media Festival here, Tuesday (Dec 3).

The Singapore Media Festival, organized in Singapore from Nov 21 to Dec 8, is an annual event that serves as a platform for leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the media and creative industries to share views and broaden business networks.

On the sidelines of the event, Sulistyo expounded that the app had been launched for the past three months.

After downloading the app, people across the globe can watch at least 100 Indonesian movies, he pointed out.

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Gojek's CEO is a strong believer of the fact that online-streaming is the future of the film industry, and as a result, GoPlay, as Gojek's new innovation, will cater to the public's demands for a more convenient means of watching movies online.

"We are seeking to collaborate with more creative industries, such as production house companies. In future, our dream is to set up partnership with Indonesia's film industry," Sulistyo revealed.

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Apart from movies, GoPlay will offer other audio-visual content, including mini-series, he stated.

Initially launched in Jakarta and Indonesia's other large cities in 2010, Gojek has expanded its business to several countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, India, and Malaysia.

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