Upstream PH
Type of site
OTT platform
Available inEnglish[a]
HeadquartersMakati, Philippines
Area servedWorldwide
Key people
IndustryEntertainment, sports
ParentKroma Entertainment
(Globe Telecom Group)
LaunchedNovember 14, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-11-14)

Upstream PH (stylized as is a Philippine over-the-top content platform. It is founded by Filipino filmmakers and Reality Entertainment co-owners Erik Matti and Dondon Monteverde.[1]

The service provides movies, webseries, concerts and sporting events, including upcoming bouts of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.[2] It serves as a streaming platform for upcoming film releases and webseries from various film studios such as Regal Entertainment, Reality Entertainment, and Anima (formerly Globe Studios). Both Upstream and Anima are owned by Kroma Entertainment, which in turn, is backed by Globe Telecom.


Upstream was launched in November 14, 2020, as a response to the tightened strict measures on the COVID-19 pandemic on the film industry in the Philippines.[1]

In partnership with Globe Telecom, it became the official streaming provider of the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival.[3][4]

In May 2021, Upstream signed a video-on-demand (VOD) agreement with Comcast/NBCUniversal's Universal Pictures to carry the Hollywood film studio's library of movies, including upcoming theatrical releases.[5][6]



Title Genre Premiere Production
Midnight in a Perfect World[7] Horror January 29, 2021 Globe Studios
Epic Media
Mommy Issues Family comedy May 7, 2021 Regal Multimedia
A Girl and A Guy[8] Coming-of-age, Erotic June 24, 2021 Reality Entertainment, Globe Studios
Lockdown Erotic, Gay film July 23, 2021 For the Love of Art Films
Runaway Romance drama, Adventure September 3, 2021 Reality Entertainment

Web series

Title Genre Premiere Production Seasons
Ben X Jim[9] Romantic drama, Boys' love February 12, 2021 Regal Entertainment 1 season (2nd season only)
Quaranthings Rom-com, Boys' love November 26, 2021 Ride or Die Productions 1 season (2nd season only)


  1. ^ The website interface is only in English; however, available media is both in Filipino and English.


  1. ^ a b Ricky Lo (December 22, 2020). "What you should know about". The Philippine Star.
  2. ^ "Pacquiao to donate fees from Globe endorsement deal to typhoon victims". CNN Philippines. December 22, 2020. Archived from the original on November 26, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "MMFF Events were Streamed Online". PTV News. November 24, 2020. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  4. ^ Policarpio, Allan (January 4, 2021). "MMFF: An apt testing ground for local video service Upstream PH". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  5. ^ Perez, Ace (May 31, 2021). "Upstream PH inks deal with Universal Pictures". Sun.Star.
  6. ^ Tomada, Nathalie (May 31, 2021). "Upstream strikes deal with NBCUniversal". The Philippine Star.
  7. ^ "Globe Studios brings 'Midnight in a Perfect World' to Upstream". Malaya. January 29, 2021.
  8. ^ Calderon, Ricky (March 23, 2021). "UPSTREAM unveils early 2021 movie line-up". The Freeman.
  9. ^ "Fall in love with BL series 'Ben X Jim' anew". Manila Standard. February 20, 2021.