PCCW’s Netflix rival tops a million

Viu, the streaming service launched by Hong Kong-based telco PCCW, has registered 1.2 million downloads since rolling out last October. The on-demand service differs from Netflix and other local SVOD offerings, with its freemium pricing model. Its programming line-up also differs from that of Netflix, with content sourced from Korea, China, Japan and elsewhere in […]

PCCW’s Netflix rival hits new markets

The Viu OTT service has launched in India and Malaysia. The streaming service is run by PCCW and launched in the Hong Kong telco’s domestic Hong Kong market, and in Singapore, earlier this year. The Indian version of Viu will have international and Bollywood content and music videos, and has licensing deals with distributors including […]

Content deals, new launch for Asian Netflix rival

Viu, the recently-launched OTT service from Hong Kong-based telco PCCW, has launched in Singapore, providing local competition to Netflix, which launched there last week. Viu launched in Hong Kong in October, announcing at the time plans to roll out throughout Asia and the Middle East. Its freemium service has now launched in Singapore, the first […]

An Asian Viu on OTT

Hong Kong-based telco and pay TV operator PCCW made an aggressive OTT play this October when it launched the Viu service. Building on the mobile VOD Vuclip platform, which PCCW acquired earlier this year, Viu will be pan-regional OTT offer, programmed with first-run Korean and Asian series. With Netflix on the horizon and the Asian […]

PCCW OTT service goes live, preps launches

Viu, a new OTT service from Asian telco PCCW, has launched in Hong Kong with further roll outs throughout Asia and the Middle East planned. The new service launched this week and PCCW said it will now progressively hit other Asian territories including India. It will, the telco added, also launch across the Middle East. […]

More details on Dailymotion sale emerge

Vivendi is in exclusive talks with Orange about buying an 80% stake in French video site Dailymotion for €217 million (US$235.7 million), the firms confirmed today. Under the terms of the negotiations, Orange will retain a 20% stake in Dailymotion, which will take on an enterprise value of €265 million. Vivendi said the deal represents […]

Vivendi confirms Dailymotion bid

Vivendi has confirmed that it has made an offer for Orange-owned video site Dailymotion, as Hong Kong-based telecoms company PCCW ruled itself out of the running. In a one-line statement issued today, French media giant Vivendi said it had “submitted an offer to Orange regarding Dailymotion”, following press reports that it has made an offer […]

Orange ‘to offload’ Dailymotion stake

Orange is set to enter into exclusive talks with Hong Kong-based telco PCCW to sell a 49% stake in Dailymotion, its online video portal, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ reported that Orange has told its board that will begin exclusive negotiations with PCCW in […]

News brief: Asian nets acquire Jim Henson shows

Asian channels including Hong Kong’s TVB have acquired content from The Jim Henson Company. Among the deals, TVB has acquired a multi-episode broadcast agreement for Doozers, Pajanimals and Sid the Science Kid. Also in Hong Kong, PCCW has bought Pajanimals. In Europe, Finland’s Nelonen has acquired Fraggle Rock and Labyrinth.

Hong Kong’s PCCW launches $38m production fund

Hong Kong-based telco PCCW has created a production fund worth HK$300 million (US$38 million) as it gears up to launch a free TV network. The Independent Production Fund will be used for the acquisition of local productions and to finance local productions, the company has revealed. In particular, PCCW wants to develop around 60 titles […]