The mythical series boasts a leading Pan Arab cast from across the region
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, has aired its latest Arabic Viu Original, Wadi Al Jinn.
An original concept by the Viu production team executed by iProductions, the fictional series follows the story of four college students who explore the mysterious caves of Wadi Al Jinn and find themselves in a hidden underworld dominated by evil forces.
Boasting a leading cast from Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Syria, the series features rising stars Youssef Othman, Layla Ahmed Zaher, Roa Channouha and Mohsen Mansour supported by prominent actors including Khaled Kamal, Firas Sa’id, Cynthia Khalifeh, and special appearances for Bushra Rozza and Reham Saeed.
The series is directed by Egyptian director Hossam El Gohary who successfully brings his imaginative adaptations to audiences’ screens. The team also includes producer Ramez Atef, art director Hind Haidar, and costume designer Enas Abdullah.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Abe Aboul Naga, General Manager of Viu Middle East, said, “At Viu, we are passionate about investing and cultivating young local talent in the markets we serve. To honour this commitment, we continue to invest in young Arab talent and stories for the production of our Arabic original series. We are excited for our Viu-ers to see our passion come to life on screen through a unique story which has been shaped by audience preferences and based on Arabic mythical stories.”
The launch of Wadi Al Jinn follows the success of a range of other Arabic Viu Original productions such as Ansaf Majaneen, 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 continuously providing quality and entertaining productions throughout the year. Now streaming exclusively on Viu, the first episode is available for free for all users, while each episode of the rest of the series will be released every Monday for Viu subscribers.
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service, is available in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East and South Africa with 45 million monthly active users (MAU) as of December 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,
In addition, Viu International Limited operates MOOV, a 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.