iWorld

Viu to produce 70 originals in 2018

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2018/04/25/lee.jpg?itok=3O37jN25

MUMBAI: The pan-Asian OTT platform Viu will see 70 titles and over 900 episodes of locally produced content by the end of this year. Produced in Indian, Chinese, Indonesian and Arabic languages, Viu Original spans the full spectrum of TV content genres and has extended its production scope to movies. Since the beginning of 2018, OTT platforms in India are boosting their original content.

?With the evolution of OTT streaming service and consumers adoption, quality content with strong relevance is the key to our continued high engagement with viewers. Viu aims to introduce the refreshing local productions in various markets, including Spotlight 2 produced by Bollywood director Vikram Bhatt, and Kenapa Harus Bule? by award-winning Indonesian director Andri Cune. Our latest Viu Original series development of The Bridge, a popular international TV series, will be remade with Asia context and filmed in Singapore and Malaysia. By working with top tier local talents and production houses, we fulfil our brand promise to provide Viu-ers with compelling localised entertainment,? PCCW Media Group managing director Janice Lee said.

Viu not only works with top award-winning directors and production talent in the markets, but also employs highly innovative ways to come up with new ideas for its originals. Viu ?crowd sources? Viu Original ideas in an event called Viu Pitching Forum in Indonesia, where young filmmakers are encouraged to pitch their ideas before a team of renowned experts, including award- winning producers, directors and scriptwriters. Viu will fund shortlisted ideas and collaborate with professional filmmakers to produce them for airing.

?We are encouraged by the overwhelming positive response from viewers for Viu Original and we will continue to create many more fresh and engaging originals tailored to ourmillennial Viu-ers. We are especially proud to provide a platform for young talent in local markets to showcase their creativity and gain popularity among our viewers,? Lee added.

Viu Original has recently launched a foray of full feature movies. High Jack, which is co-produced with award-winning Phantom Films in India, is scheduled to be screened in 450 Indian theatres followed by viewing on the Viu platform. Working alongside its broadcast partners, Viu aims to bring Original to free-to-air and pay-TV audience around the world. Viu has collaborated with Zoom TV ? a Bollywood pay-TV channel and Gemini TV - a pay-TV channel owned by Sun Network, to deliver its original content in India.

Also Read :

Viu announces the launch of its latest Original, 'Love, Lust and Confusion'

Viu and Phantom films join hands for its upcoming movie 'High Jack'

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/zee5.jpg?itok=d_UVE_B0
ZEE5 launches Lockdown with Badshah, Kailash Kher, Raftaar, Jonita Gandhi and many more

ZEE5, India’s largest and most comprehensive digitalentertainment platform for language content, today launchedLockdown – a path-breaking concept in collaboration with renowned rapper and composerBadshah.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/JIO_4G.jpg?itok=5kFd_t5k
Broadband on cable fibre declining?

Is broadband on cable fibre on the decline in India? Results over the past few quarters of some of the multisystem operators or MSOs seem to indicate just that. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani’s largest start up in the world Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd (JIO) is the one of the biggest upheavals that has...

iWorld Broadband
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/netflix.jpg?itok=Q-ezEpg3
India’s ranking falls in latest Netflix ISP speed index

The streaming giant releases a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/16/MX_Player_800.jpg?itok=abnyc8JG
MX Player's content play for OTT platform launch

In the last two years, India’s media and entertainment industry has witnessed the emergence of several over-the-top (OTT) players. With an ambition to gain a foothold in the burgeoning OTT space, Times Internet recently acquired a majority stake in Seoul-based MX Player. While the company is yet...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/15/Amazon_India.jpg?itok=YdqHxAe_
Amazon scaling up investment for Indian marketplace biz

E-commerce giant Amazon has invested additional Rs 2,700 crore for its Indian marketplace unit at a time when it continues to battle its local rival Flipkart along with investing about Rs 100 crore for food retail business in India, according to a report from Mint.

iWorld e-commerce
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/14/zee5.jpg?itok=lW1J0Csx
ZEE5 presents “Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death – An unfinished story” India’s biggest cover-up

ZEE5, India’s largest and most comprehensive digital entertainment platform for language contentannounce the launch of “Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death - An Unfinished Story

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/14/hoooq.jpg?itok=lnz1uCy1
What's New on HOOQ

HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s largest video on demand service reveals its content line up for the next three months (August – October). Get ready for an exciting three months filled with fresh blockbusters, classic comedies and same-day as U.S. Telecast series.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/14/laliga.jpg?itok=eKsOLf20
Laliga lands on facebook in indian subcontinent

In a first-of-a-kind agreement, LaLiga and Facebook today announced that the platform will become the official home for all LaLiga Santander matches in the Indian subcontinent.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/14/Netflix.jpg?itok=F7K460Rp
Netflix CFO David Wells to quit

After a 14-year stint in the company, Netflix chief financial officer David Wells plans to step down. Since 2010 Wells served as the CFO, at a time when Netflix started to see its growth. However, he will leave after helping the company choose his successor.

iWorld Over The Top Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories