JAKARTA, INDONESIA (November 15, 2019) – Telkomsel has announced a collaboration with WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks to launch HBO GO on MAXstream, the telco’s one-stop video portal. Telkomsel is the first cellular operator company in Indonesia to offer HBO GO service and the launch enables its customers to enjoy blockbuster movies anytime, anywhere with a number of data plans.
Director of Marketing at Telkomsel Rachel Goh says, “Telkomsel is very excited about the collaboration. HBO GO on MAXstream allows us to feature world-class content such as blockbusters and award-winning series, and increase customer experience.”
Rachel adds that the collaboration demonstrates Telkomsel’s commitment as a digital telco company to always focus on its customer by providing solutions and digital services.
“There is high demand from our customers for video-on-demand streaming services. The video traffic penetration has increased by 62% from total traffic within our network, and now contributes 60% overall. We also realize that there has been high demand from our customers for HBO GO content. Our collaboration with WarnerMedia is our effort to accommodate customer needs as well as provide added value to video streamers in Indonesia.”
“This partnership allows a whole new consumer base in Indonesia to enjoy our premium selection of movies and TV series,” said Clement Schwebig, Managing Director of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China, which operates HBO in Asia. “HBO GO on the MAXstream bundle will offer the very best in movies, drama and comedy, as well as kids’ content and the biggest fan-favourites.”
As part of the launch, Telkomsel offers three MAXstream HBO GO data plans for prepaid and postpaid customers: MAXstream HBO GO IDR 60,000 includes 5GB MAXstream quota valid for 30 days; MAXstream Gala starting from IDR 69,000 which includes access to content from MAXstream, HBO GO, Viu, and Vidio Gold for 30 days and MAXstream quota starting from 7GB; as well as Halo Play starting from IDR 110,000 which includes access from MAXstream, HBO GO, Viu, and Vidio Premier Gold for 30 days and internet package, SMS and phone calls.
To enjoy the content, customers can simply download MAXstream for free on the Play Store and the App Store. Today, MAXstream has been downloaded 20 million times, which makes MAXstream a one-stop video portal and marketplace that integrates video content from various OTT partners.
“Going forward, MAXstream will continue to improve our customer satisfaction by providing educational, informative, and entertaining content for all market segments. Telkomsel will also continue to accelerate the digital experience through various products and services according to customer needs,” Rachel concluded.
About Telkomsel (www.telkomsel.com)
Telkomsel is Indonesia’s largest mobile operator with more than 170 million subscribers. To serve customers all over Indonesia, including in remote areas, outer islands and border areas, Telkomsel has built more than 209.000 BTSs. Telkomsel has consistently implemented technology roadmap as well as being the first mobile operator in Indonesia to launch 5G trials in Indonesia. Entering the Digital Era, Telkomsel continues to developing its digital businesses, including Digital Advertising, Digital Lifestyle, Mobile Financial Services and Internet of Things. To serve the needs of customers, Telkomsel operates a 24-hour call center, GraPARI service centers across Indonesia, online customer services through firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/telkomsel, Twitter @telkomsel as well as Telkomsel’s virtual assistant on MyTelkomsel, LINE, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).