Viu logo.svg
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
OTT Video Streaming
Available inEnglish, Chinese, Arabic, Malaysian, Indonesian, Burmese, Thai, Filipino
HeadquartersHong Kong
Area servedHong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and South Africa
OwnerViu International Ltd
(PCCW Limited)
ProductsVideo streaming
LaunchedOctober 2015; 7 years ago (2015-10)
Current statusActive

Viu (pronounced as view) is a Hong Kong-based over-the-top (OTT) video streaming provider from Viu International Ltd, a PCCW Group Company.[1] Operated in a 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 the Viu Original initiative (similar to original programming from other services like Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix).[2]

Viu is now available in 16 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and South Africa.[3] As of December 2021 annual results, Viu had over 58.6 million monthly active users.


Viu International Ltd launched the Viu OTT video service in Hong Kong on 26 October 2015.[4]

In January 2016, Viu announced its official launch in Singapore.[5]

In March 2016, Viu announced its official launch in India and Malaysia.[6]

In May 2016, Viu launches in Indonesia.[7]

In November 2016, Viu announced its official launch in the Philippines and has achieved four million users and over 218 million video views.[8]

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.[9]

In May 2017, Viu announced its official launch in Thailand and has expanded to 15 markets across Asia and the Middle East countries.[10]

In September 2018, Viu announced its official launch in Myanmar.[11]

In March 2019, Viu announced its official launch in South Africa.[12]

In December 2019, Viu announced its suspension of operations in India without providing a date.[13] On 5 November 2021, Viu stopped its services in India.


Viu offers a wide-range catalogue of movies and TV shows from across Asia, including popular and new titles. First-run TV episodes are available on the platform with advertisements in between, at least 72 hours after broadcast; Paid users can access episodes without advertisements, at least eight hours after broadcast. Several titles are also available separately in localized language audio dub; as of 2022, Filipino (including Cebuano), Indonesian and Thai are the only languages offering dubbed versions of Asian drama titles.

Movie titles available on the platform, mostly from its sister network (now Baogu Movies) or partnered (tvN Movies), require active Premium subscription.

Original programming

Viu has begun producing their original titles, in which most of their originals was based in Southeast Asia that has already received multiple award recognitions such as Asian Academy Creative Awards and Asian Television Awards. They also produce originals for the Middle East and Africa as well, as well as previously produced their originals for the Indian markets.

This television-related list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (January 2023)


Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Language Status
The Publicist Workplace romantic drama 22 November 2017 13 episodes 27–47 min. Indonesian Miniseries
Sunshine Coming-of-age romantic drama 31 May 2018 40–44 min.
Jibril Suspense legal drama 22 October 2018[a] 1 season, 10 episodes 44–58 min. Malay Ended
Knock Out Girl Romantic sports drama 12 December 2018 13 episodes 42–48 min. Indonesian Miniseries
Devoted Neo-noir romantic thriller 28 March 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 46–53 min. Malay Ended
Rewrite Romantic fantasy drama 15 May 2019 13 episodes 48–51 min. Indonesian Miniseries
Black Fantasy crime thriller 17 December 2019 2 seasons, 18 episodes 42–57 min. Malay Pending
Pretty Little Liars Cozy mystery teen drama 22 April 2020 2 seasons, 22 episodes 41–57 min.
  • Indonesian
  • English
Ganjil (Wonderers) Romantic fantasy drama 25 September 2021 1 season, 10 episodes 46–59 min. Malay Pending
Still Musical ensemble drama 26 November 2021 1 season, 8 episodes 41–54 min. Tagalog Pending
Remember 15 Teen mystery horror thriller 22 February 2022 12 episodes 47–57 min. Thai Miniseries
Wannabe Coming-of-age hip-hop musical drama 10 May 2022 16 episodes 49–54 min.
Finding the Rainbow Romantic melodrama 9 November 2022 14 episodes 47–78 min.
Hilang (Buried Sins) Supernatural crime thriller 17 November 2022 1 season, 10 episodes 51–58 min. Malay Pending


Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Language Status
Switch Romantic fantasy comedy drama 14 August 2017 13 episodes 20–30 min. Indonesian Miniseries
Halustik Coming-of-age romantic comedy 12 September 2018 45–54 min.
Salon Dark comedy thriller 17 September 2018[a] 1 season, 10 episodes 41–46 min. Malay Ended
KZL Docu-comedy drama 7 November 2018 15 episodes 19–23 min. Indonesian Miniseries
Assalamualaikum, My Future Husband Romantic comedy drama 6 November 2019 2 season, 23 episodes 47–50 min. Pending
Keluarga Baha Don Crime comedy 11 July 2019 3 seasons, 30 episodes 21–35 min. Malay Pending
Kopitiam: Double Shot Sitcom 28 November 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 28–34 min.
  • English
  • Malay
Star Stealer Coming-of-age romantic comedy 30 September 2020 1 season, 10 episodes 28–36 min. Indonesian Pending
Write Me a Love Song Romantic musical comedy drama 25 November 2021 45–63 min.
My Coach Romantic sports comedy drama 7 June 2022 16 episodes 44–63 min. Thai Miniseries
She Was Pretty Romantic workplace comedy drama 23 June 2022 48–59 min. Malay
AI.5YA Science fiction sitcom 18 August 2022 1 season, 10 episodes 24–28 min. Pending
#lovesignal Romantic comedy short drama 7 October 2022 10–14 min. Cantonese
Ijab Kabut (I Have A Plan) Romantic comedy 10 October 2022 1 season, 10 episodes 26–29 min. Malay Pending
Real Fake Romantic action comedy 12 episodes 30–39 min. Thai Miniseries
Bad Boys vs Crazy Girls Romantic comedy drama 14 October 2022 1 season, 10 episodes 45–50 min. Indonesian Pending
K-Love 1 season, 18 episodes 23–33 min. Tagalog


Title Genre Partner/Country Premiere Seasons Runtime Exclusive region(s) Language Status
The Bridge Crime drama HBO Asia 26 November 2018[b] 2 seasons, 20 episodes 42–58 min. All markets
  • English
  • Malay
  • Indonesian (season 2)
4Freaks 4Fam Comedy drama Workpoint TV/Thailand 12 February 2019 1 season, 15 episodes[c] ~47 min.[c] Thai
My Bubble Tea Romantic fantasy comedy drama AIS Play & One 31/Thailand 22 May 2020 13 episodes 44–57 min. Miniseries
Isteri Misteri Mystery comedy TV3/Malaysia 25 November 2020 1 season, 10 episodes 38–43 min. Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Malay Pending
Voice in the Rain Romantic drama AIS Play & Workpoint TV/Thailand 19 December 2020 16 episodes 45–47 min. All markets Thai Miniseries
Flower of Evil Romantic crime thriller ABS-CBN/Philippines 23 June 2022[d] 32 episodes 39–49 min. Tagalog Miniseries
Awaiting release
Unbreak My Heart Romantic drama ABS-CBN & GMA Network/Philippines 2023 TBA TBA All markets except the Philippines[14] Tagalog Pending

Exclusive international distribution

In addition to producing and distributing local titles, several Viu shows have been acquired and co-produced, partly or wholly, by Viu for exclusive first-run release or distribution (under the Viu Original label) in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South Africa in deals with partners in other regions such as Rakuten Viki, Far EasTone Friday Video, KC Global Media (ONE), among others.

Title Genre Original network Premiere Seasons Runtime Exclusive region(s) Language Status
River Where the Moon Rises Period drama KBS2 15 February 2021 20 episodes[e] ~60 min.[e] Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Korean Miniseries
Doom at Your Service Romantic fantasy drama tvN 10 May 2021 16 episodes 59–72 min. All markets
Lovers of the Red Sky Romantic fantasy period drama SBS 30 August 2021 59–70 min. Southeast Asia, Hong Kong
Now, We Are Breaking Up Slice of life romantic drama 12 November 2021 60–68 min. All markets
Again My Life Fantasy action drama 8 April 2022 60–75 min.
From Now On, Showtime! Romantic fantasy comedy drama MBC 23 April 2022 66–78 min.
Woori the Virgin Romantic comedy 9 May 2022 14 episodes 59–63 min.
Why Her Romantic mystery drama SBS 3 June 2022 16 episodes 59–75 min. Southeast Asia, Hong Kong
Today's Webtoon Workplace comedy drama 29 July 2022 62–76 min.
If You Wish Upon Me Slice of life light drama 10 August 2022 60–64 min. All markets
The Law Cafe Romantic legal comedy drama KBS2 5 September 2022 16 episodes + 1 specials 60–67 min. Southeast Asia, Hong Kong
The Empire Family legal drama JTBC 24 September 2022 16 episodes 57–72 min. All markets
Reborn Rich Fantasy suspense drama 18 November 2022 61–88 min.
Taxi Driver (season 2) Action drama SBS 17 February 2023 1 season, 16 episodes TBA Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Season 2 ongoing
Awaiting release
Delivery Man Romantic mystery comedy drama Genie TV (ENA) 1 March 2023 TBA TBA Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Korean Series order


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 to watch on the web, it also can be accessed through Apple TV devices. 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.[15]

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.[16]

See also


  1. ^ a b Also aired on ntv7 (Rated P13 version)
  2. ^ Also aired on HBO & HBO GO. Previously aired on ntv7 for Season 1 (Rated P13 version)
  3. ^ a b Released in 60 4-part individual episodes, last around 8–16 min.
  4. ^ Premiered within 48 hours before linear television broadcast (via Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV & A2Z)
  5. ^ a b Released in 60 half-hour individual episodes, last around 29–35 min.


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