Viu


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 […]

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. […]