Viu wins 12 Asian Academy Creative Awards

November 12, 2019 9:04 am Published by

The Academy honours Viu’s talent and content from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong

PCCW (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG, November 1, 2019 – Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group with more than 36 million monthly active users (MAU), has won 12 awards at the first round of 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards. The category winners qualify as the entries to represent their home market to compete with entries from other markets to win the grand category awards at the final round of Asian Academy Creative Awards in December of this year.

Viu talent and content wins in this round are in the following markets and categories:

Malaysia
– Best Adaptation of an Existing Format – The Bridge
– Best Comedy Performance – Jihan Musa in Keluarga Baha Don
– Best Comedy Programme – Keluarga Baha Don
– Best Direction in Malaysia – Kabir Bhatia for Salon
– Best Drama Series – The Bridge
– Best Original by a Streamer/OTT – Salon

Indonesia
– Best Promo or Trailer – Knock Out Girl
– Best Short Form Content – Viu Shorts: Maumere: Miu Mai
– Best Actress in Supporting role – Lutesha in Halustik
– Best Branded Programme – Wardah Presents Running Girl

Thailand
– Best Comedy Programme – 4Freaks 4Fam

Hong Kong
– Best Documentary Series – Stolen Homelands

Ms. Helen Sou, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, PCCW Media Group, said, “We firmly believe in investing in and developing local talent and compelling stories through our Viu Original productions. The tremendous interest and engagement our consumers have shown to Viu Original further inspires us. We are pleased to receive industry recognition and the Asian Academy Creative Awards for Viu Original productions from many of our markets.”

Please check out the Viu mobile app which is available for free download on App Store, Google Play, and selected smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com.

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About Viu
Viu is a leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service operated by PCCW Media Group. It is available in 17 markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar in Asia, the Middle East countries of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the newly launched South Africa.
Operating with both an ad-supported tier and a premium subscription tier with more features, Viu delivers premium Asian content in different genres from top content providers with local language subtitles as well as original production series under the ‘Viu Original’ initiative.
Viu offers users express delivery of telecast content, streaming and download features, and localized user interfaces. With the patented Dynamic Adaptive Transcoding technology, 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, selected smart TVs, as well as on web by logging into www.viu.com.

About PCCW Media
The Media Group of PCCW is a leading, fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong.
The Media Group operates the leading pay-TV service in Hong Kong under the Now TV brand delivering both self-produced and licensed content to its customers using IPTV technology. Now TV offers more than 160 linear channels and on demand library of local, Asian and international programming. Its premium content can also be accessed via the Now Player app. It is also a leading producer of Chinese language news, financial news and sports programming in addition to Asian infotainment content which complements its wide portfolio of licensed movie and international television content. PCCW Media also offers the Now E entertainment OTT (over-the-top) platform with international and Asian dramas, movies and world-class sports events, which is designed to meet the needs of viewers with Millennial lifestyle.
The Media Group is also engaged in the provision of OTT video service under the Viu brand in Hong Kong and 16 markets in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India and South Africa. In addition, MOOV is a hugely popular music digital streaming 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 interest in the HKT Trust and HKT Limited, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, PCCW Media. PCCW Media operates the largest local pay-TV operation, Now TV, and is engaged in the provision of over-the-top (OTT) video service under the Viu brand in Hong Kong and other places in the region.
Through HK Television Entertainment Company Limited, PCCW also operates a domestic free television service in Hong Kong.
Also, wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China.
In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and other overseas investments. To learn more about PCCW, please visit www.pccw.com.

For further information, please contact:
Ivan Ho
PCCW
Tel: +852 2883 8747
Email: ivan.wy.ho@pccw.com

Lisa Fong
Finsbury
Tel: +852 3166 9852
Email: lisa.fong@finsbury.com

Melissa Sheridan
Vuclip
Tel: +1 145 609 6875
Email: msheridan@vuclip.com

Rafaelle Lee
Finsbury
Tel: +852 3166 9882
Email: rafaelle.lee@finsbury.com

 

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