Viu expands international offering to its MENA audiences with FOX+ partnership
More than 300 titles will arrive over the next three months,
boosting Viu’s regional offering
PCCW (SEHK: 0008) – Dubai, UAE, November 2nd, 2020 – Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service, has partnered with FOX+ to expand its tailored international content offering to its audiences across MENA from October.
The collaboration is another step on the brand’s growth journey and reinforces its vision of creating engaging and diverse content and bringing quality international content to its audiences.
More than 300 Western titles will be available on Viu, with close to 100 hours of new content being added to the platform each month. Audiences will have access to content from FOX+ including the latest TV series, lifestyle shows, Hollywood blockbusters, inspiring documentaries and kids’ programs.
The introduction of FOX+ content adds to Viu’s library of international titles which includes Arabic, Korean, Pakistani, Indian, Pinoy, Spanish, Turkish and Russian series and films.
Mr. Abe Aboul Naga, General Manager, Viu Middle East, said, “We have built a following of more than 36 million monthly active ‘Viu-ers’ worldwide, offering a diverse content portfolio and customized user experience. We know what our viewers want and we are delighted to be working alongside an international brand such as FOX+ to provide even more tailored entertainment. We believe this collaboration will not only attract new audiences but also enhance the viewing experience of our existing users.”
Viu’s tie-up with FOX+ follows its strategy of forming partnerships that offer great viewing variety, while captivating new audiences. Notably, the streaming service has gained a following throughout Middle East by offering popular content from well-recognized Arab and Asian content providers across different genres with local language dubbing and subtitles. This comes as interest in foreign films and TV continues to rise in our operating markets.
Available to Viu Premium members in the region, the FOX+ content will feature a range of movies, TV series and documentaries across five FOX+ categories: FOX Series, a library of US dramas and comedies; FOX Cinema, providing popular Hollywood movies and franchises from 20th Century Fox productions across different genres; FOX Life, popular lifestyle shows dedicated to food, home, fashion, leisure and travel and reality TV; National Geographic, providing leading documentaries; and Baby TV, home of baby and toddler entertainment.
Subscribers to Viu’s free service will gain special access to the first episode of each available FOX+ series.
Viu-ers can also enjoy leading titles such as the Rocky series, The Maze Runner (from November), Planet of the Apes (from November) and Deadpool (from December), and TV series Modern Family (seasons 1-10), Homeland (seasons 1-6) and American Horror Story (seasons 1-8).
About Viu International Limited
Viu is a leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service operated by Viu International Limited. It is available in 16 markets across Asia, Middle East and Southern Africa with 36.1 million monthly active users (MAU) as of June 2020.
The Viu service is available to consumers through a dual model with an ad-supported free tier and a premium subscription tier. Viu offers fresh premium TV series, movies and lifestyle programming in local and regional languages and subtitles in different genres from top content providers, as well as premium original productions under the brand “Viu Original”.
Viu also offers users streaming and download features, and localized user interfaces across a myriad of connected devices. Viu can provide the best viewing experience regardless of device or network conditions.
The service can be accessed via Viu app (available for free on App Store and Google Play) on connected devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets, select smart TVs, as well as on web by logging into www.viu.com.
In addition, Viu International Limited operates MOOV, the popular digital music streaming and live music concerts service in Hong Kong.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is a global company headquartered in Hong Kong which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses.
The Company holds a majority stake in the HKT Trust and HKT Limited, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator of fixed-line, broadband, mobile communication and media entertainment services. HKT delivers end-to-end integrated solutions employing emerging technologies to assist enterprises in transforming their businesses. HKT has also built a digital ecosystem integrating its loyalty program, e-commerce, travel, insurance, FinTech and HealthTech services to deepen its relationship with customers.
PCCW owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong engaged in the provision of OTT video service locally and in other places in the region. Through HK Television Entertainment Company Limited, PCCW also operates a domestic free TV service in Hong Kong.
Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading IT and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. In addition, PCCW holds a stake in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited and other overseas investments.
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