Dekkoo is a Philadelphia-based subscription streaming service with a focus on LGBT+ related content, particularly by and for gay men.[1][2] It features a mixture of programs from other sources and original content,[1][3] and derives its income from subscription fees rather than advertising.[4] It is available on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire.[5]

The service was co-founded in 2015 by Derek Curl and Brian Sokel.[1][2] The launch followed the 2014 acquisition of TLA Entertainment Group in 2014. [6]

According to Sokel, the name is based on a Hindi slang word, "dekka", which he said means "take a glance at something" and they thought the name "Dekkoo just sounded cuter."[7]

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the company launched a short-film contest.[8][9][10]

Dekkoo Originals

Dekkoo is home to a growing collection of Dekkoo Originals[11] (exclusive content to Dekkoo).

Dekkoo Original Films
Title Director Genre Release Date
Ernesto x x x
Jackpot x x x
Guardian Angel x x x
If I'm Good x x x
Vilom x x x
A Halloween Trick x x x
The Lawyer x x x
The Big Snore x x x
Max x x x
Poltergays x x x
Do We Really Have To Say Goodbye? x x x
Mani x x x
The Day Began Yesterday x x x
Honey Do List x x x
The Handyman x x x
Is This A Date? x x x
Mr. Leather x x x
45 Days Away From You x x x
How to Get From Here to There x x x
Faces x x x
Dekkoo Original Series
Title Director Genre Release Date
I'm Fine x x x
Strange Hearts x x x
So Far, So Close x x x
OUT on Stage x x x
Here Comes Your Man Omar Salas Zamora Romance 2021
The Third x x x
Soul Mate x x x
Everything I Like x x x
Paper Boys x x x
Feral x x x
Love Is Blind x x x
Adam In Fragments Omar Salas Zamora and Calvin Picou Crime 2022


  1. ^ a b c Amorosi, A.D. (27 July 2017). "Dekkoo, a new gay-focused TV/film streaming service, launches in Philly". Metro. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b Schwartz, David H. (24 October 2017). "Dekkoo: Video Entertainment for Gay Audiences". HuffPost. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Trailer drops for new Dekkoo series exploring interconnected LGBTQ lives". Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights. 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  4. ^ "Can a Niche Streaming Service Survive the Streaming Wars?". dot.LA. 2020-07-28. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  5. ^ NewsWatch (2019-06-17). "Dekkoo is Providing Inclusive Streaming | Newswatch Review". NewsWatchTV. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  6. ^ "Philly-based streaming service's niche: Serving the G in LGBT". 17 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Philly-based streaming service's niche: Serving the G in LGBT". 17 June 2017.
  8. ^ Cashman, Remy (2020-05-07). "DEKKOO Launches Queer Short Film Contest Amid COVID-19 Pandemic". HorrorBuzz. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  9. ^ "Online Extra: Dekkoo Queer Short Film Competition". The Bay Area Reporter / B.A.R. Inc. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  10. ^ "Dekkoo invites submissions for $10,000 'Love and Distance' short film competition". Los Angeles Blade: LGBTQ News, Rights, Politics, Entertainment. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  11. ^ "List of Dekkoo Originals". Dekkoo. Retrieved Oct 15, 2021.