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PCCW launches Viu in South Africa

PCCW has launched Viu in South Africa, marking the over-the-top service’s seventeenth country launch. Viu South Africa is available as a freemium service and offers local and regional content from partners Vodacom, SABC and Etv, alongside Viu originals. “We are excited to be bringing a truly ‘freemium’ video streaming service anchored on local content to […]

PCCW Media launches new OTT TV platform with Android TV box

Hong Kong-based telco PCCW’s entertainment arm PCCW Media has launched a new OTT TV platform, Now E, offering a mix of Asian drama series and movies and sports, that is available on a range of devices including a new Android TV box. The service includes content from partners such as HBO, MOViE MOViE, Now Baogu, […]

OTT TV service Viu strikes deal for local content in Thailand

PCCW Media Group-owned Asian OTT TV service Viu has struck a deal with leading Thai entertainment company GMM Channel to bring local content to its platform. The deal will see Viu add up to 200 hours of selected premium content from GMM25 under GMM Channel for Viu audience in Thailand, Viu will be the only […]

PCCW’s OTT business gains $110m investment

PCCW Media has raised US$110 million from Hony Capital, Foxconn and Temasek, who become investors of its international OTT services, including Viu. The investment hands the investors around 18% of shares in PPC unit PCCW OTT, which will use the cash on production of original content, and further allow the company to build and develop […]

Viu over-the-top service launches in Thailand

PCCW Media has launched its Viu over-the-top video service in Thailand, marking its 15th market launch to date. Asian content with Thai subtitles – including current dramas and variety shows from Korea and Japan – will be delivered via the Viu mobile app and website after their local telecast. Janice Lee, managing director of PCCW […]

Asian SVOD service Viu hits 6 million users

Viu, the Asian rival to Netflix from telco giant PCCW, has hit six million subscribers in the region. The streaming service, which is both freemium and SVOD, launched in late 2015 and said it had hit four million subs last November. That total has increased sharply in the latest subs announcement as Viu has gained […]

Netflix rival Viu passes 4m milestone, launches in Philippines

PCCW-owned South-East Asian OTT TV service Viu has passed the milestone of pulling in four million unique users a year after the service launched, and has debuted in the Philippines – its sixth regional market. Viu, which focuses on providing premium Asian content, recorded over 218 million video views in the third quarter of this […]

PCCW taps Amino software for new 4K UHD Now One box

Hong Kong-based service provider PCCW has tapped UK-based set-top provider Amino to provide its Enable TV device software to support the delivery of 4K UHD TV on its Now TV service. PCCW Media has launched a new integrated 4K UHD set-top, the Now One, to provide a platform for home entertainment, apps and recording. The […]

New launch for PCCW’s Asian Netflix rival

Asian OTT service Viu has launched in Indonesia, as its streaming rival Netflix experiences problems in the country. Viu is run by Hong Kong-based telco PCCW and is largely programmed with regional content. The catalogue is about 15,000 hours. It has already rolled out in Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore and has now inked […]

PCCW Media hits 1.2m downloads for Viu

Hong Kong-based pay TV provider PCCW Media has now logged more than 1.2 million downloads of its OTT video platform, Viu, in its home market. The service, which has been live in Hong Kong since October, is available free for iOS and Android devices and offers TV dramas and variety shows from Korea, Japan, mainland […]