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Viu app is now available in PH, offers free access to latest Korean content

By Ciara Alarcon - on 29 Nov 2016, 4:18pm

Viu app is now available in PH, offers free access to latest Korean content

PPCW Media, a key global player in the entertainment industry in Asia, has launched its video over-the-top (OTT) service in the country, the Viu app.

The Viu app is offering free, convenient, and fastest access to the latest authorized premium Korean content, as fast as eight hours after the telecast in Korea.

With the top four Korean broadcasters as content partner, Viu offers the latest popular Korean dramas, variety show, and other Asian premium content.

Also, Viu is the first service in the country that facilitates downloading of authorized content to smartphones and tablets for free. With Viu, viewers can access the content on web and download shows directly to their mobile devices. They can view this offline or stream via Wi-Fi or mobile network.

It also has a multi-screen synchronization feature that automatically bookmarks the progress of their different viewing devices.

“We are very excited with our launch in the Philippines. Recent research we conducted on online viewing of drama across multiple Asian markets has shown 77 percent of viewers surveyed in Philippines watch Korean dramas on a regular basis. With growing affluence, increasing broadband adoption and online increasing penetration of smart phones, we see a great potential in this market where online video consumption is fast becoming a part of the daily habits for over 55 million internet users in Philippines,” Janice Lee, Managing Director of PCCW Media Group, said.