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Viu moves into French-language drama with ‘The Outbreak’ in Middle East

Streaming service Viu has acquired French-language medical drama The Outbreak for its viewers in the Middle East.  The series, which was first shown on TVA in French-speaking Canada in January last year, represents Asian streamer Viu’s first deal with Paris-based production and distribution company Oble – as well as the first French-speaking drama on the […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Six Southeast Asia streaming super-trends for 2021

Jun Wen Woo, senior analyst for TV & online at research powerhouse Omdia, offers six key insights set to affect the content business across Southeast Asia in 2021 and beyond. Southeast Asia offers great opportunities for media companies to scale in 2021, given its vast population. Covid-19 has sped up digitalisation in the market and […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: A week in numbers from the US to Singapore

Covid-19 has deeply impacted media around the world and while some sectors have made the most of locked down audiences, others are facing mounting problems. TBI takes you on a whistle-stop tour across the US, the UK, Southeast Asia and Brazil to get a taster of how different countries’ content and telco businesses are shaping […]

Viu emerges top in Southeast Asia streaming poll, beating Netflix

Asia-focused SVOD Viu has ranked as the leading streaming service in Southeast Asia, according to a new report. Data from Media Partners Asia subsidiary AMPD Research claims that 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 […]

News round-up: Viu picks up Mediacorp content; Mena.tv drops fees to support industry

Viu picks up Mediacorp content 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. […]

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 […]

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