Viu has reaffirmed its commitment to creating content assets with the announcement of a slate of its next eight Viu Original titles in 2019. The leading pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group is also targeting to release over 80 titles of scripted and non-scripted series this year.
Viu Original will include productions from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, the Philippines and the Middle East. Viu’s further commitment to Viu Original comes after encouraging increases in viewership in 2018, which saw monthly active users nearly doubling to 30 million and video consumption time increasing by close to 120% over the previous year.
In line with its commitment to bringing Viu-ers the best of Asian content, Viu has expanded its offering beyond the most current and extensive Korean content which are popular across its markets in Southeast Asia, to include Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Arabic content through partnerships such as with GMM and Workpoint in Thailand, Media Prima in Malaysia and Media 7 in Myanmar, as well as via its own Viu Original.
Following the success of Viu Originals such as The Publicist (Indonesia), The Bridge (Malaysia), the newly launched No Sleep No FOMO (Singapore/pan-Asia) and 4Freaks 4Fam (Thailand), 2019 is expected to be another exciting year. Today, Viu announces eight new Viu Original titles including:
Till Death Do Us Part (Hong Kong), starring Sheren Tang, award winning actress
The Gutter (Hong Kong), featuring a cast of film awards winners and nominee: Hanjin Tan, Michelle Wai and Catherine Chau
Psycho Detective 2 (Hong Kong), reuniting local legendary actor Adam Cheng with famous TV icon Michael Tao after 26 years
Rewrite (Indonesia), featuring social media star Maxime Bouttier
Baha Don (Malaysia), directed by award-winning director Kye Syed Fariz
Kopitiam (Malaysia), based on a multi-award-winning television sitcom
The Grill (India), a series about the mis-adventures of an engineering college fresher
The Zodiac (Middle East), based on a novel by the renowned author Dr. Ahmed Khalid Tawfiq