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VIU Original Pretty Liars returns for second season

Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service, has announced the second season of the award-winning Original series Pretty Little Liars, will premiere on April 14th 2022 in all 16 Viu markets. The winner of the Asian Academy Creative Awards and Content Asia Awards for the first season bringing pride to Indonesian storytelling through the teen […]

April 10, 2022

Intelsat, PCCW Global collaborate

Intelsat and PCCW Global have announced a new collaboration to extend the reach and quick delivery of on-demand enterprise connectivity offerings. The integration of Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise global connectivity fabric with PCCW Global’s Console Connect Software Defined Interconnection platform enables organisations to deliver enterprise connectivity to locations around the globe while leveraging an easy-to-use platform underpinned […]

March 22, 2022

PCCW Media’s NowTV uses Viaccess-Orca’s Secure Player to support Watch Party

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced that the VO Secure Player is featuring PCCW Media’s Watch Party, allowing Now TV’ subscribers to experience the innovative social feature during the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 football matches. PCCW Media is a leading, fully integrated multimedia and […]

July 9, 2021

Hong Kong: NBCU launches DreamWorks on Now TV

NBCUniversal International has announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour, HD channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on the Now TV pay-TV service in Hong Kong. DreamWorks is available on Now TV immediately and on demand from July 19th, with programmes dubbed in Cantonese and Putonghua. The channel will be offered as […]

June 17, 2021

Amino enables PCCW’s Now TV

Amino Technologies, a software-led global media technology company, is working with PCCW Media, a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment company headquartered in Hong Kong, to enable its Now TV video service. Amino’s software enables both pay-TV and streaming services through an Android based user experience, including Netflix integration via Amino’s Hailstorm Partnership with Netflix. Now […]

June 15, 2021

Hong Kong: PCCW, beIN extend Champions League deal

PCCW Media and beIN Asia Pacific have extended their collaboration to offer live coverage of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League to Hong Kong audiences from 2021/22 to 2023/24 seasons. Now TV becomes the first TV platform in Hong Kong that collaborates with beIN Sports to bring […]

June 9, 2021

Hong Kong: OTT hinders pay-TV growth

The total pay-TV services revenue in Hong Kong will grow at a very sluggish compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7 per cent between 2020 and 2025, primarily due to intense competition from pure play OTT video streaming service platforms such as Viu, reveals GlobalData, a data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Hong Kong […]

March 26, 2021

Report: Viu tops monthly active users in SE Asia

Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service, achieved strog viewrships in Q4 2020 according to a report from AMPD Research, a subsidiary of Media Partners Asia (MPA). Key highlights of the report include: – Viu ranks first in aggregate monthly active users amongst premium major video streaming platforms in Southeast Asia (which includes Indonesia, the […]

March 11, 2021

Viu hits 5.3m paid subs

Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service, has reported 45 million MAU (monthly active users) and 5.3 million paid subscribers. Viu’s service is run in premium subscription and ad-supported freemium models, and is available in 16 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East including Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, […]

February 9, 2021

Industry veteran Berriman to retire

After 41 years in the Telecoms and Media industries and the last 19 years at PCCW and HKT as Group CTO, respected and pioneering executive Paul Berriman is retiring. At PCCW and HKT, he was primarily responsible for leading the group’s product and technology roadmap and strategic development including Fibre to the Home, 4G & […]

January 28, 2021By Colin Mann