PCCW (SEHK: 0008) – KUALA LUMPUR, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 – Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, is premiering an all-new Malaysian drama series, GANJIL. An interesting love story that blends romance and fantasy, GANJIL effortlessly combines the two genres to form a breathtaking world.
The series revolves around a young man and woman who find themselves meeting the person of their dreams, quite literally. Amry is played by Fattah Amin – winner of the Most Popular TV Actor, 31st Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian in 2018, which recognises and honours the popularity of Malaysian celebrities and entertainers in the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, Nabila is portrayed by Diana Danielle – winner of the Best Supporting Actress, 29th Malaysia Film Festival in 2017, an official award ceremony by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS). The pair cross paths literally in their dreams, on a special night where their dreams merge into one. As they discover that the other may be more than just a character of their own subconscious, they grow closer, spilling secrets and facing their fears together. Their dreams are the universe’s way of giving them a second chance, one where they can be better than they were before. GANJIL also captures the universal struggle felt by many of finding one’s place in the world, while balancing one’s duty to family.
Produced by Razor’s Edge Pictures and directed by Datuk Yusry Abdul Halim, a visionary known for pushing the boundaries of visual effects. GANJIL is a love story that elevates the timeless romance genre with a blend of fantasy, resulting in a story with beautiful imagery. This series sets the real world against the dream world of Amry and Nabila’s subconscious minds. The 10-episode season ultimately gives the audience an in-depth look into their psyches and deepest anxieties, through the dream world they inhabit together. The show also has a strong supporting cast, featuring Izzue Islam and former child actress Fatin Afeefa who play key characters in the lives of Nabila and Amry respectively.
Mr. Kingsley Warner, Country Manager of Viu Malaysia, said “GANJIL is our third Viu Original to be produced this year, following the recently released Black Season 2 and Keluarga Baha Don Season 3. GANJIL’s masterful production exemplifies Viu’s dedication to high-quality, locally produced content. Ultimately, we’re confident that GANJIL lives up to the standard of premium drama that is synonymous with Viu.”
In collaboration with Viu, communications service provider Maxis will be bringing GANJIL five days ahead for its Maxis TV audiences. The exclusive early-release of this fantasy drama will be made live on September 25 onwards, with the first five episodes released in advance for Maxis TV users, with two episodes released per week. The subsequent episodes will then be aired on the same dates as the release on Viu.
Mr. Rabiras Rajakrishnan, Head of Segments, Hotlink Consumer, Maxis, said “We’re excited to continue rewarding customers with exclusive content on Maxis TV with Viu. Maxis TV brings unmatched personalised experiences, with more choices and flexibility in consuming any content they want, any way they want it. As truly digital natives, Malaysians can enjoy all their converged connectivity, content and service needs on the platform.”
GANJIL will premier on Viu on September 30, with two episodes released every week on Thursday until October 28. Viu-ers will be able to watch the series on the Viu app, which is available for free download 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 49.4 million monthly active users (MAU) as of June 2021.
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.
To learn more about PCCW, please visit www.pccw.com.
About Maxis TV
Maxis TV gives total control over entertainment, where users can easily discover, purchase, and watch premium video content all in one platform, available to even non-Maxis customers to enjoy. Maxis TV offers affordable and flexible OTT bundle passes which cannot be found anywhere else.