Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service operated by Viu International Limited, has aired its latest Arabic language Viu Original Ansaf Majaneen.
Available exclusively for Viu subscribers, the first episode is available for free and the full series is available for paid subscribers. The Arabic series is bound to draw in viewers with its leading cast which includes two of Egypt’s brightest young stars, Ahmed Khaled Saleh and Asmaa Galal. Behind the scenes, Omar Rushdy Hamed directs the 12-episode drama series composed by screenwriter Naglaa El-Hedeeny, who received creative guidance from celebrated screenwriter Mariam Naoum.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Abe Aboul Naga, General Manager of Viu Middle East, said, “The premier of Ansaf Majaneen proudly marks the launch of Viu’s sixth Arabic originals series. Created by and featuring a stirring lineup of regional talent, we are honoured to be sharing another international calibre production quality series with our viewers. The show reflects our commitment to our audiences and the regional entertainment industry as we continue to invest in creating a stream of original productions across different languages and genres for our Arab viewers.”
Inspired by a beloved novel of the same name written by renowned Saudi author Dr. Shaymaa Alshareef, the plot follows the story of a young man who wakes up from a heart transplant surgery only to hear the voice of his donor urging him to solve a mystery that he failed to solve in his own lifetime.
Ansaf Majaneen’s launch follows the success of a range of other Arabic Viu Original productions such as Zodiac, Ana Sherry dot Com, Doon, Wahed Wahed and Hob El Tayebeen. Viu continues to focus on creating a slate of original productions across different genres for regional and global audiences with the aim of unveiling quality and entertaining productions throughout the year.
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, the Middle East and South 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.
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.