The lineup includes ad-free shows from Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia,
available for free to all Viu-ers
PCCW (SEHK:0008) – Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2021 – Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, has announced its exciting and exclusive lineup of new TV series for Ramadan 2021.
Streaming exclusively on Viu’s platform, the nine original titles will be available for free for all Viu-ers throughout the Holy Month (from April 13 to May 12). The lineup includes Welad Nas, Al Maddah, Al Deek Al Azraq, Bent Al Sultan, Karm Alalaly, Bela’y Andak Shoghl, Jalmoud Al Sahari, Leabet Al Intiqam, and Oud Hai.
Some of the shows have been co-produced with local filmmakers and feature diverse and leading cast members from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, audiences can expect appearances from prominent stars including Hamada Helal, Rougina, Abdallah Al Sadhan, Bayoumi Fuad, Sabry Fawaz and Abeer Eissa.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Abe Aboul Naga, General Manager of Viu Middle East, said, “We are excited to be launching nine exclusive and never seen before series this Ramadan for our Viu-ers. At Viu, we take pride in collaborating with regional talent both on and off screen to create compelling and original content customized for our audiences, in addition to working closely with local producers to co-produce some of the series airing this Ramadan. This underscores our commitment to investing and nurturing the growth of emerging Arab talent across the MENA region while actively diversifying our content library.”
The launch of these shows follows the successes of a range of other exclusive Arabic titles namely Sultanet Al Moez, Shahed Ayan and Taqet Hob.
Viu continues to focus on collaborating with industry players to put out a slate of Arabic productions across different genres for regional and global audiences with the aim of continuously providing quality and entertaining productions throughout the Holy Month. Streaming exclusively on Viu, the Ramadan lineup will be available for free for all users across 16 markets, with a new episode airing each day throughout the Holy Month.
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, as well as on the web .
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.
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