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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, […]

Endemol Shine & Viu to adapt The Bridge for Asia

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 […]

Viu orders BBC Worldwide India-produced adventure original

Viu, the Asian VOD service, is set to launch its first adventure reality show I Can You Can this week, which is produced by BBC Worldwide India. The streamer has partnered with health brand Nicotex for the series, which aims to stop people smoking. I Can You Can, is a six-episode series that showcases the […]

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 […]

Thailand gains sight of Viu

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 Netflix rival hits 6 million

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 […]

Major Asian content deal for Netflix

Netflix has landed a raft of Asia-originated series after striking a content deal with Singapore’s biggest TV group Mediacorp. The deal – announced at the ongoing ATF market in Singapore – gives Netflix 20 Chinese-language series for its streaming service, with the shows rolling out from early 2017. Titles include The Little Nyonya and The Golden Path, and more […]

Netflix rival Viu passes subs milestone

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 […]

Asian Netflix rival launches Singapore SVOD

PCCW’s premium Viu OTT service has rolled out in Singapore, in association with local telco Singtel. Viu is run by Hong Kong based telco PCCW and has set out to rival Netflix in the OTT space y offering a line-up of content sourced from within Asia, rather than Hollywood. As with other Viu rollouts, Singtel […]

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 […]