Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service by PCCW Media Group, has announced a regional deal with South Korea’s entertainment conglomerate CJ ENM on the highly anticipated new romance K-drama series Encounter, acquiring its exclusive OTT rights in Asia.
The drama will be premiered on November 28, 2018 in Korea and will be streamed on Viu in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, fully subtitled in local languages and as fast as four hours after telecast in Korea.
Produced by Korea’s top drama production house, Studio Dragon, a subsidiary of CJ ENM, which has made numerous hit series including What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Goblin and Bride of the Water God, Encounter boasts an all-star team with a renowned cast, director and script writer.
The lead actress and actor of Encounter are prominent hallyu (“Korean wave”) celebrities Song Hye Kyo, best known for her leading role in the pre-eminent series Descendants of the Sun, and Park Bo Gum, famous for Reply 1998 and Love in the Moonlight. Helming the show is director and producer, Park Shin Woo, who also directed Jealousy Incarnate, as well as script writer Yoo Young Ah, from My Annoying Brother, Bel Ami and Entertainer.
Encounter is a gripping romance between Cha Soo Hyun (Song), an unhappy daughter of a prominent politician and the ex-wife of a conglomerate’s heir, and Kim Jin Hyuk (Park), who lives an ordinary life. Their fateful meeting marks the start of a love story that will rock their lives to the core.