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HOOQ adds new English titles for Indian audiences

MUMBAI: Premium video-on-demand (VoD) service HOOQ has added new titles to its content catalogue for its Indian subscribers.

The new titles include popular American TV shows like ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘Community’.

Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ ran for 10 seasons. The plot centres around a set of six friends (Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay) living off of one another in the heart of New York City.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ is a blockbuster show primarily focusing on five characters—the two roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists who are surrounded by their geeky friends like aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The showstopper is a character named Penny, a waitress and an aspiring actress. The plot is all about the geekiness and intellect of the four guys vis-a-vis Penny’s social skills and common sense.

‘Community’ follows an ensemble cast of characters at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado. It makes heavy use of meta-humour and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes.

‘Two and a Half Men’ originally starred Charlie Sheen (the lead character later being replaced by Ashton Kutcher), Jon Cryer and Angus T Jones. The series is about the bumpy life of a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper, his uptight brother Alan and Alan’s son Jake.

SalilKapoorCommenting on the new additions, Hooq India MD Salil Kapoor said, “We always want to offer our customers the best and most exciting content from across the world and genres. Titles such as ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ have become iconic symbols which would work very well with the younger audiences. While HOOQ has one of the largest numbers of Hollywood titles, we are very excited to continuously add more content every month. With varied content on our platform, we aim to offer our audiences different flavours with an uninterrupted viewing experience.”