PCCW (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, March 23, 2021 – Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, presents its exciting Korean content lineup for April, featuring four drama series for Viu-ers to enjoy. New titles include Great Real Estate, Dark Hole and Summer Guys.
First-on-Viu, supernatural drama Great Real Estate will premiere in April. The series follows Hong Ji Ah, the owner of a real estate agency who has a special ability. Not only does she have beauty and brains but she can also see spirits and exorcise them. Hence, her agency focuses on acquiring troubled properties to flip a profit from them. She meets Oh In Bum, a quick-witted con-artist who does not believe in the existence of ghosts, but uses them to scam others out of their wealth. Jang Na Ra, known for An Empress’ Dignity and V.I.P., plays Hong Ji Ah. The series, directed by PD Park Jin Suk (School 2017), also stars lead singer of K-pop boy band CN Blue, Jung Yong Hwa.
Summer Guys isan idol studded Viu exclusive. A Korean version of the musical rom-com Coyote Ugly, the series revolves around four distinctly different young adults working together to revive an old cocktail bar at the beach. Summer Guys stars K-Pop idols Jeong-shin (CNBlue), Shin Won-ho (Cross Gene), Kwon Hyun-bin (JBJ), Kang Mi-na (IOI, GuGuDan) and Lim Na Young (IOI, Pristeen).
Dark Hole follows the story of a city called Muji that is enveloped by black smoke, turning the city’s inhabitants into dangerous monsters. Detective Lee Hwa Dun investigates this phenomenon and joins forces with ex-detective Yoo Tae Han to fight the monsters. Dark Hole stars Lee Joo Hyuk (Forest of Secrets, 365: Repeat the Year and Designated Survivor: 60 Days), Kim Ok Bin (Children of a Lesser God and Arthdal Chronicles) and Park Ha Eun. Scriptwriter Jung Yi Do also penned thriller dramas Save Me, Item and Strangers from Hell.
Be sure to catch these new titles and Viu’s library of other blockbuster, first-on-Viu and exclusive titles, including True Beauty, Mr. Queen and River Where the Moon Rises.
Viu-ers can watch these series and movies on the Viu app which can be downloaded for free on App Store, Google Play, and selected smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com.
New titles for your Viu-ing pleasure:
Great Real Estate
Synopsis: Hong Ji Ah is the owner of a real estate agency. Not only is she beautiful and smart, but she also has a special ability. She can see spirits and perform exorcism on them. Hence, her agency focuses on acquiring troubled properties to flip a profit from them. She meets Oh In Bum, a quick-witted con-artist who doesn’t believe in the existence of ghosts, but uses them to scam others out of their wealth.
Cast: Jang Na Ra, Jung Yong Hwa (CN Blue), Kang Hong Seok, Kang Mal Geum
Why you should watch it:
- Jang Na Ra is a popular actress who has many hit dramas including An Empress’ Dignity and V.I.P.
- Jung Yong Hwa is the lead singer of K-pop boy band CN Blue, this is his first drama after discharge from military and since 2017.
- Directed by PD Park Jin Suk (School 2017).
Synopsis: This idol-studded drama revolves around four youths with different personalities getting together to revive an old cocktail bar at the beach.
Cast: Jeong-shin (CNBlue), Shin Won-ho (Crosszine), Kwon Hyun-bin (JBJ), Kang Mi-na (IOI, GuGuDan), Lim Na Young (IOI, Pristeen)
Why you should watch it:
- First on Viu!
- Korean version of Coyote Ugly – musical rom-com
Synopsis: Black smoke comes out from a sinkhole and covers up a city called Muji. The city turns into a disaster, and people who breathe the dark smoke become dangerous monsters. Lee Hwa Sun, a detective who came from Seoul, starts to investigate this weird phenomenon and fights against the monsters with a wreck car driver Yoo Tae Han, who used to be an ex-detective in Muji.
Cast: Lee Joo Hyuk, Kim Ok Bin, Park Ha Eun
Why you should watch it:
- Lee Joo Hyuk is a versatile actor who acted in several thrillers including Forest of Secrets, 365: Repeat the Year and Designated Survivor: 60 Days
- Kim Ok Bin starred in dramas Children of a Lesser God and Arthdal Chronicles
- Scriptwriter Jung Yi Do also penned thriller dramas Save Me, Item and Strangers from Hell
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 operates MOOV, a popular digital music streaming and live music concerts service in Hong Kong.
About PCCW Limited
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The Company holds a majority stake in the HKT Trust and HKT Limited, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator of fixed-line, broadband, mobile communication and media entertainment services. HKT delivers end-to-end integrated solutions employing emerging technologies to assist enterprises in transforming their businesses. HKT has also built a digital ecosystem integrating its loyalty program, e-commerce, travel, insurance, FinTech and HealthTech services to deepen its relationship with customers.
PCCW owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong engaged in the provision of OTT video service locally and in other places in the region.
Through HK Television Entertainment Company Limited, PCCW also operates a domestic free TV service in Hong Kong.
Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading IT and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. In addition, PCCW holds a stake in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited and other overseas investments.
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