Thursday, June 10, 2021

PLDT Home and Viu partner to offer better entertainment at home

Enjoy a better K-Drama experience with Viu Premium and the fastest network at home!

There is no stopping K-drama fans and serial binge-watchers from falling deeper into the Korean entertainment scene, with its extensive array of top-quality drama series, films, and reality shows. From thrillers and mysteries that keep them on the edge of their seats, heartwarming stories of family and friendship, to the most swoon-worthy romances and inspiring journeys to reaching one’s dreams, it offers an infinite world to discover and keep aficionados spoiled for choice.

 

Now, K-drama fans can enjoy a better viewing experience with their K-tribe at home as the country’s fastest home broadband, PLDT Home, launches its partnership with Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service.

 

Butch G. Jimenez, PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business, said “PLDT Home has been providing Filipinos with world-class entertainment through our global content partnerships. Today, we’re bringing the premiere destination for K-dramas, Viu! Our customers can now enjoy their favorite K-dramas with the fastest broadband in the country.”

 

PLDT Home treats subscribers to one-month free access of the Viu Premium service.* With Viu Premium, Filipinos can catch the best K-dramas seamlessly and without interruption with zero ads, enjoy unlimited downloads, and get first access to the newest shows. Korean drama-loving families will be in for a treat as Viu Premium also allows subscribers to watch on their TV through the Viu TV app or through casting.

 

On top of this, subscribers can enjoy a discounted subscription fee of just Php 80 per month. Subscribers can avail of this exclusive offer by conveniently charging their Viu subscription on top of their PLDT Home bill.

 

 

Helen Sou, Chief Business Officer, Asia of Viu said, “As the appetite for premium Asian content continues to grow in the Philippines, watching Korean shows has become a way for families to bond and entertain themselves at home. With Viu’s goal to provide the best of Asian entertainment, we continue to work closely with the top Korean broadcasters to bring the largest volume and widest selection of Korean content titles to Filipinos. By working with PLDT, we’re glad that our strong library of Korean content has become closer and more accessible to Filipino families at home.”

 

Viu is currently airing its newest Korean original series “Doom At Your Service”, starring Seo In Guk from “Hundred Million Stars From The Sky”, and Park Bo Young, best known from her titular character in “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”. They have also recently announced an exciting slate of new titles, including “Penthouse 3”, available first on Viu, and it’s next Korean original “Hong Cheong Gi”, a romance fantasy period drama set to air in the third quarter.

 

Download the Viu app on App Store, Google Play and selected Smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com to access your favorite Korean and Asian shows. You can discover infinite worlds of K-drama experiences and enjoy a seamless entertainment viewing with PLDT Home, just visit www.pldthome.com/viu.

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About Viu

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 by logging into www.viu.com.

 

In addition, Viu International Limited, through its subsidiary Moov (Hong Kong) Limited, also operates MOOV, a popular digital music streaming and live music concerts service in Hong Kong.

 

*DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-120499 Series of 2021

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