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Viu originals drives Asian streamer to 41 million monthly active users

Viu, the Hong Kong-based OTT video service, has secured 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 billion year-over-year and that […]

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 […]

Formats round-up: Viu adapts CJ ENM’s ‘Black’, Newen medical format goes to Germany

Viu adapts CJ ENM thriller ‘Black’ Asian OTT service Viu is adapting CJ ENM’s scripted drama Black for its 17 markets. The PCWW Media Group-backed platform is to launch an eight-part Malaysian version of the format, starring popular local stars such as Kamal Adli, Siti Saleha, Nabila Huda and Zoey Rahman. The original Korean series […]

Asian streamer 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 […]

Viu brews original Thai drama ‘My Bubble Tea’

Asian streamer Viu has ordered its latest original scripted project, a romantic comedy based on an online novel that is to be produced in Thailand. My Bubble Tea is a 13-episode show that Viu said it had developed using insights from its content consumption. The story is based on a novel from Fictionlog, a user-generated […]

Viu, Discovery team up for ‘No Sleep No FOMO’

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 year, will air on Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia across 14 markets, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand […]

Asian OTT Viu to adapt Keshet dramas

Asian OTT service Viu has struck a major licensing deal with Keshet International for scripted titles The Beauty And The Baker (pictured) and The Stylist.  Viu has secured adaption rights in India for The Beauty and The Baker (series one and two; 10 x 30 minutes) and The Stylist (12 x 60 minutes), both of which were originally commissioned by […]

Hong Kong’s TVB cuts 4% of workforce, streamlines unscripted arm

Hong Kong commercial broadcaster TVB has cut 150 jobs as it looks to restructure operations.  The cuts account for around 4% of the broadcaster’s workforce, and affect TVB’s unscripted production, which will be streamlined, as well as its arts department, production facilities division and the magazine TVB Weekly. In addition, one of its drama studios […]

HBO Asia picks up Asian adaptation of The Bridge

HBO Asia is set to air the Asian adaptation of Endemol Shine’s The Bridge, a Viu original, this November. From November 26th the show will be available on the Viu OTT service in all available markets. On the same date it will also appear on HBO, HBO GO and HBO On Demand in: Brunei, Cambodia, […]

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