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Viu partners with Media Prima’s Primeworks Studios for the production and broadcast of its latest original series Isteri Misteri

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The new Viu Original features a star-studded lineup of A-listers such as Sharnaaz Ahmad, Sharifah Sakinah, Tiz Zaqyah, Azira Shafinaz and Azar Azmi

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Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service operated by Viu International Limited, has partnered with Media Prima, the nation’s largest broadcaster, to produce and broadcast the latest Viu Original Isteri Misteri.

Isteri Misteriis a must-see comedy-drama series. The story revolves around a hopeless romantic and polygamist who receives a prophecy that one of his wives will kill him. This sends him into a hilarious tailspin of investigations where he channels his inner Sherlock Holmes to outsmart each of his wives. This unravels into a plot filled with twists and turns over the course of 10 episodes. The series will air on TV3 exclusively one hour before it is released on Viu.

At the heart of this highly entertaining comedy-drama is a star-studded cast of Malaysia’s very best talent. The main character, Rizal, is played by Sharnaaz Ahmad, winner of the Most Popular Film Actor at Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2017. He is joined by Tiz Zaqyah, winner of Best Actress at Anugerah Skrin 2016, who plays Emma, Rizal’s first wife and the mother of his two children. Sharifah Sakinah brings the adventure and adrenaline to the table as Yatie, Rizal’s second wife. De Fam’s Azira Shafinaz steps in as Lisa, Rizal’s third wife, who fills her days with shopping and grooming her pedigree cat. Last but not least, Azar Azmi plays Jun, Rizal’s loyal secretary and right-hand woman, who tries to help Rizal navigate his complicated love life while keeping his wives from finding out about one another.

Mr. Kingsley Warner, General Manager of Viu Malaysia, said,

Viu Malaysia has worked with Media Prima in many ways over the past few years. We are excited to see Isteri Misteribeing such a great fit for our plans and audience when it comes to premium Malay content. Working with Malaysia’s largest national broadcaster and its production studio proved to be a great partnership whereby we were able to give back to the creative community of Malaysia. Viu will continue to deliver compelling local content stories to Malaysians.

Mr. Dato’ Khairul Anwar Salleh, Chief Executive Officer of Primework Studios and Media Prima Television Networks, said,

This partnership sees Media Prima working with Viu on two fronts, production and distribution. While we worked with Viu on distribution previously on the first few Malaysian original productions, this is the first time we will be working with Viu to produce a series, with our in-house team at Primeworks Studios tasked with bringing the content to life. Ultimately, this partnership will undoubtedly allow us to expand our reach to new audiences through Viu’s vast network of Viu-ers.

Follow Rizal as he embarks on a series of investigations to uncover which of his three wives is out to murder him. Isteri Misteriwill be aired every Wednesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. on TV3 and at 7:00 p.m. on Viu starting November 25, 2020. Download the Viu app for free on the App Store, Google Play, and selected smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com.

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About Viu International Limited

Viu is a leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service operated by Viu International Limited. It is available in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East and South Africa with 36.1 million monthly active users (MAU) as of June 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 web by logging into www.viu.com

In addition, Viu International Limited operates MOOV, a popular digital music streaming and live music concerts service in Hong Kong.

About Primeworks Studios

Primeworks Studios is an established South-East Asian production company involved in the creative content business in every aspect of the media chain in TV and film production, content sales, film distribution and marketing, animation, branded content, as well as licensing and merchandising. It is an award-winning content company producing over 3,000 hours of compelling content annually for a range of platforms including television, cinema, and digital. The production house is the creative force behind a wide range of content genres including entertainment, animation, magazine, documentary, sports and drama.

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