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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 […]

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 […]

OTT TV service Viu teams up with Endemol Shine for new version of The Bridge

Asian VOD service Viu has teamed with Endemol Shine Group (ESG) to produce a localised, ten-episode adaptation of the internationally successful title The Bridge. The adaptation will air on Viu in late 2018 and is set to become ESG’s first scripted content project in Asia for an OTT service. It is expected to shoot in July […]

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 […]

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 […]