Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek launches video streaming service GoPlay

Gojek driver helmets are seen during Go-Food festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek launched a video streaming service featuring original movies and TV shows on Thursday, as the firm makes a big push into online content in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, its entertainment chief said.

“We see that there’s a gap where people want to watch Indonesian high-quality content, but where the only choice to see it is to go to the cinema,” Gojek Entertainment Group Chief Executive Edy Sulistyo told Reuters in an interview.

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