Viu is a Hong Kong-based over-the-top (OTT) video service from PCCW Media, a subsidiary of PCCW. Operated in dual-revenue model comprising subscriptions and advertising, Viu delivers content in different genres from Asia's top content providers with local language subtitles, as well as original production series under 'Viu Original' initiative.
Viu is now available in 17 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. As of December 2018 annual results, Viu had over 30 million monthly active users.
Type of site
|Available in||English, Chinese, Arabic, Malaysian, Indonesian, Burmese, Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu, Thai|
|Area served||Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa|
|Owner||PCCW Media Group|
PCCW Media launched the Viu OTT video service in Hong Kong on 26 October 2015. In January 2016, Viu announced its first landmark pan-regional deal with top four Korean broadcasters - SBS, KBS, MBC and CJ E&M - giving Viu an exclusive window and rights to 95% of their latest telecast dramas, as well as variety shows in South Korea. Meanwhile, Viu also announced its availability in Singapore.
In March 2016, Viu announced its official launch in India and Malaysia.
In November 2016, Viu announced its official launch in Philippines and has achieved four million users and over 218 million video views.
In February 2017, Viu was available in major Middle East countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In May 2017, Viu announced its official launch in Thailand and has expanded to 15 markets across Asia and the Middle East countries.
In September 2018, Viu announced its official launch in Myanmar.
In March 2019, Viu announced its official launch in South Africa.
Viu OTT video service can be accessed anytime and anywhere via Viu app at App Store for iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android devices across the region, or visit www.viu.com to watch on the web. Registered Viu free or premium subscriber can download videos and watch offline on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as save viewing progress, bookmark programmes and receive notifications on new episodes.
Viu's service is run in premium subscription and ad-supported freemium model. Viu premium subscribers are able to enjoy full 1080p HD quality videos, unlimited download without any ads interruption. Meanwhile, Viu freemium users will continue to have access to platform's huge catalogue of content for free.
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