|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 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 'Viu Original' initiative.
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.
On 15 January 2022, Viu officially launched a partnership with the Philippines broadcasting media giant ABS-CBN to produce local content, beginning with The Broken Marriage Vow released on January 22, 2022, 48 hours in advance before local television broadcast. On 22 May 2022, they announced their extended partnership with the Philippine adaptation of Flower of Evil, which will be the first local series to be released on 16 countries worldwide. Meanwhile, a Filipino-dubbed version of the fourth season of Haikyu!! has been silently premiered for the first time in Viu.
These shows have been acquired and co-produced, partly or wholly, by Viu for exclusive first-run release (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).
|Title||Genre||Original network||Premiere||Seasons||Runtime||Exclusive region(s)||Status|
|River Where the Moon Rises||Period drama||KBS2||15 February 2021||20 episodes||~60 mins.||Southeast Asia, Hong Kong||Miniseries|
|Doom at Your Service||Romantic fantasy drama||tvN||10 May 2021||16 episodes||All markets|
|Lovers of the Red Sky||Romantic fantasy period drama||SBS TV||30 August 2021||Southeast Asia, Hong Kong|
|Now, We Are Breaking Up||Slice of life romantic drama||12 November 2021||All markets|
|Again My Life||Fantasy action drama||8 April 2022|
|From Now On, Showtime!||Romantic fantasy comedy drama||MBC||23 April 2022|
|Woori the Virgin||Romantic comedy||9 May 2022|
|Why Her||Romantic mystery drama||SBS TV||3 June 2022||Southeast Asia, Hong Kong|
|Today's Webtoon||Workplace comedy drama||29 July 2022|
|If You Wish Upon Me||Slice of life light drama||10 August 2022||All markets|
|The Law Cafe||Romantic legal drama||KBS2||5 September 2022||Southeast Asia, Hong Kong|
|The Empire||Family melodrama||JTBC||24 September 2022||All markets|
|Reborn Rich||Fantasy suspense drama||JTBC||18 November 2022||TBA||TBA||All markets||Miniseries 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.