|Type of business||Subsidiary|
Type of site
|OTT Video Streaming|
|Available in||English, Chinese, Arabic, Malaysian, Indonesian, Burmese, Thai, Filipino|
|Area served||Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and South Africa|
|Owner||Viu International Ltd |
Viu (pronounced as view) is a Hong Kong-based over-the-top (OTT) video streaming provider from Viu International Ltd, a PCCW Group Company. 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).
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. 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.
In January 2016, Viu announced its official launch in Singapore.
In March 2016, Viu announced its official launch in India and Malaysia.
In May 2016, Viu launches in Indonesia.
In November 2016, Viu announced its official launch in the 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.
In December 2019, Viu announced its suspension of operations in India without providing a date. 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.
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.
|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.||
|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|
|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.||
|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|
|The Bridge||Crime drama||HBO Asia||26 November 2018[b]||2 seasons, 20 episodes||42–58 min.||All markets||
|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|
|Unbreak My Heart||Romantic drama||ABS-CBN & GMA Network/Philippines||2023||TBA||TBA||All markets except the Philippines||Tagalog||Pending|
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|
|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 www.viu.com 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.
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.