PCCW (SEHK:0008) – KUALA LUMPUR, July 29, 2021 – Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, is bringing back Keluarga Baha Don for a third season. Season 3 builds on the past two seasons of this award-winning Viu Original with its unique brand of comedy and highly relatable set of pan-Malaysian characters. Keluarga Baha Don has quickly become a vehicle to showcase the comedy talent in Malaysia, with an impressive ensemble joining the cast since the series’ debut in July 2019.
The plot continues with the Dons, a quirky Malaysian mafia family, reluctantly headed by law-abiding son Jo Don (Remy Ishak), whose true passion lies in being a chef. Season 1 picked up awards at both local and regional levels. At the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2019, Keluarga Baha Don took home the award for Best Comedy Programme. Also awarded was Keluarga Baha Don star Jihan Muse, who won the Asian Academy Creative Award for Best Comedy Performance for her role as Kesuma in the series. Meanwhile, the second season of the series was aired in December 2020.
Produced by Anomalous Films, Season 3 picks up from the cliffhanger of the second season whereby Bobby Bachan, played by Fikry Ibrahim, delivered an ominous threat to destroy the Baha Don Family. The actor dials up his zany comedic charm this season with his portrayal of the quirky yet ruthless villain whose sinister ways are sure to spell trouble for the Dons. The 10-episode third season will see Jo Don embrace his inner mafioso to outwit his arch nemesis, along with the return of the series’ star-studded cast featuring Khir Rahman, Jihan Muse, Susan Lankester, Othman Hafsham, Nam Ron, Tony Eusoff and many more. New cast members include Tiara Jacquelina, Elizabeth Tan, Vicha Saywho and Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan, who light up the screen in unique and memorable roles.
Mr. Kingsley Warner, Country Manager of Viu Malaysia, said, “Keluarga Baha Don has become a comedy institution in Malaysia and a flagbearer for quirky, inventive storytelling that resonates with audiences across the region. Credit is due to our producers at Anomalous Films for weathering a challenging pandemic shoot to bring the fan-favourite characters of Keluarga Baha Don back for a third season right when our viewers need them the most.”
Viu Malaysia is committed to produce more world class series such as Keluarga Baha Don. In June, Viu Malaysia released Season 2 of the supernatural thriller Black, while Pretty Little Liars also gears up for a second installment. These renewals are testament to the success and positive reception of Viu Original productions by its audience both in Malaysia and across the region.
The first episode of Keluarga Baha Don Season 3 is now available on Viu, with two new episodes to be released every week on Thursdays. Viewers who have not watched Keluarga Baha Don can catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 on Viu. Download the app for free on App Store, Google Play and selected smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com.
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.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is a global company headquartered in Hong Kong which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses.
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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