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Video Streaming to Increase India’s Data Consumption at 72% CAGR by 2022 11 March 2019

As internet penetration is increasing in India, users are expected to consume more data by 2022. A recent study says India’s data consumption will grow from the level of 71,67,103 million MB in 2017 to 10,96,58,793 million MB by 2022, at 72.6% CAGR. The presence of Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar, Eros Now, Viu, and other …

ALT Balaji debuts in Sri Lanka via Dialog Axiata 05 June 2018

Subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) platform Alt Balaji has collaborated with Sri Lankan telco ALT Balaji to offer Indian content across the island nation. The Indian OTT platform offers 150 hours of original content in a variety of Indian languages. The telco is also offering its ViU subscribers a one-month free access to ALTBalaji. The online video …

OTT TV platform Viu inks deal with GMM Channel for Thai content 23 April 2018

PCCW Media group owned Asian SVOD service, Viu has joined hands with leading Thai entertainment company GMM Channel to offer local content to its OTT platform. Through the deal, Viu will add up to 200 hours of selected premium content from GMM25 under GMM Channel for Viu subscribers in Thailand. Viu holds the distinction of …

Viu bets on Freemium Model to be the deal maker among Malaysian OTT audience 12 April 2018

Viu, the VOD content provider in Malaysia is optimistic about its Freemium model to score big in the country that has recorded approximately RM135 million OTT revenue in 2018. Viu, which has a presence across 15 markets worldwide offers an array of popular Asian series and movies that include K-dramas, Bollywood movies, and Chinese soap …

Number of households streaming video globally exceeds 250 million 01 March 2018

According to reports, the number of households worldwide paying for streaming video now exceeds 250 million. The report also suggests that the number will reach about 300 million by the end of 2018 and more than 450 million by 2022, all thanks to the growing popularity of online video platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, …

Korean cable TV network JTBC signs content deal with Viu 02 February 2018

Viu, the subsidiary of PCCW Media has inked a deal with Korean cable TV network JTBC. The collaboration is noted for being the largest content deal that JTBC has signed in Asia. JTBC, which is known for its popular high-rating variety shows, through its fresh and original content has become one of the top five …

Viu to release original Arabic content 29 November 2017

PCCW-owned video-on-demand (VOD) service Viu is all set to introduce original Arabic content for viewers in the Middle East. The streaming service has already launched Viu Originals in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, with more than 3,000 hours of original content across Asia. These countries will now be joined by Arab nations such …

Viu arrives in Thailand 22 May 2017

Viu, PCCW Media’s pan-regional video streaming service that has a presence in 14 countries in Asia and the Middle East will be launched in Thailand. Premium Asian content with Thai subtitles consisting of dramas and variety shows from Korea and Japan will be available for local audiences. They can be accessed via a mobile app …

Zero-rating streaming service launched by OOREDOO 09 May 2017

The Qatari international telecommunication Company Ooredoo revealed their new offer called ‘Stream On’ which is a video streaming service that provides unlimited access to certain content providers such as Youtube and VIU.  It is priced at US$1.30 per day for prepaid customers and US$26 per month for postpaid customers. This service provides only SD quality …

OTT platform Viu launches in Middle East 27 February 2017

PCCW’s OTT platform Viu is being launched in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Jordan and Egypt. The video on demand service is already available in markets including Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. The service majorly offers international, local and regional entertainment on-demand including the Syrian, Egyptian, Khaleeji and Tunisian TV dramas. In the Middle …

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