Canal+ buys stake in Asian streamer Viu with option to take majority control

France’s pay TV giant Canal+ has revealed it is to buy a minority stake of 26.1% in the Hong Kong-based OTT video service Viu. Following a deal with parent-company PCCW, Canal+ is to make initial investment of $200m in Viu and will make a staggered investment of $300m. Following the investment, Canal+ will also have […]

Malaysia’s Astro launches Viu app on platform

Malaysian pay TV provider Astro has expanded its streaming service offering with the addition of the Viu app on the platform. Viu delivers Asian entertainment that includes a slate of Korean, Thai and Indonesian dramas joined by Viu Original series, Korean variety shows and more upcoming local titles. Astro customers can access Viu on multi-screens […]

‘Sluggish’ pay TV growth in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pay TV market is set for ‘sluggish’ growth, claims a new report. According to analysis from GlobalData, the Chinese region will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7% between 2020 and 2025. The report claims that this is primarily due to intense competition from OTT video streaming service platforms such as […]

Viu top streamer in SE Asia for monthly users in Q4

Viu has emerged as the top streaming service in Southeast Asia for viewers in Q4 2020. According to a new report from Media Partners Asia subsidiary AMPD Research, the streamer ranks first in aggregate monthly active users amongst premium major video streaming platforms in Southeast Asia – including Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.  This […]

Viu top streamer for Southeast Asia

Viu has ranked as the leading streaming service in Southeast Asia. According to new research from Media Partners Asia subsidiary AMPD Research, Viu now has 14 million monthly active users in the region, almost two million more than second place Line TV and four million more than Netflix in third. Despite having the most users, […]

Viu secures content from Mediacorp

PCCW Media Group’s pan-regional OTT video service Viu has struck a deal to air drama and lifestyle content from Singapore national media network Mediacorp. Starting from today, more than 600 hours of curated Mediacorp content will be available to ‘Viu-ers’ throughout Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The Mediacorp content offerings are […]

Asian streamer Viu reaches 41.4 million monthly active users

Viu, the Hong Kong-based OTT video service, has reached a major milestone of over 40 million monthly active users. The PCCW Media Group-owned streamer announced that it reached 41.4 million monthly active users by the end of 2019, representing a year-over-year increase of 35%. The company also noted that video views grew 69% to 5.7 […]

Asian streamer Viu quits Indian market

Viu, the video streaming service owned by Hong Kong-based PCCW Media, has decided to fold its Indian operation. The Indian market has become a hotly contested OTT market, with Western and other Asian streamers undercutting one another in an attempt to catch up with the Disney-owned market leader Hotstar.  A Redseer report from July estimated […]

Viu strikes output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Hong Kong-headquartered streamer Viu has struck an output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific that will see a raft of Discovery titles launch on the SVOD. Under the pact, Discovery Network Asia Pacific channels such as Discovery, Discovery Asia, Animal Planet, Food Network, TLC and HGTV will all land on Viu. The content will be […]

Asian streamer Viu teams up with Discovery for format collaboration

Asian pan-regional OTT service Viu has linked with Discovery for a content collaboration around the format No Sleep No FOMO. The Viu-produced travelogue format, which was named a TBI MIPTV Hot Pick earlier this yearby our sister publication, will air on Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia across 14 markets, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South […]

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