Malaysia’s Astro Launches Viu App On Platform
By Melissa Kasule
Malaysian pay TV provider Astro has expanded its streaming service offering with the addition of the Viu app on the platform.
Viu delivers Asian entertainment that includes a slate of Korean, Thai and Indonesian dramas joined by Viu Original series, Korean variety shows and more upcoming local titles.
Astro customers can access Viu on multi-screens and will receive free access to Viu Premium’s Asian content until 8 June 2023 via the Ultra Box or the Viu mobile app.
The platform also offers apps for Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI, BBC Player, TVBAnywhere+, beIN Sports Connect, and the soon to be launched Zee5.
Astro customers can continue to access Viu Premium by adding it to their subscription at an exclusive offer after 8 June 2023 at RM14.90(US$0.22)/month (RRP).
Director of content, Astro, Agnes Rozario said, “As the latest addition to our new Astro platform, Viu will add a further depth and breadth of content for our customers who currently have access to over 90k shows on demand as well as 8 premium apps. Together with the best live international and local sports, Astro Originals hits, premium international and regional shows and everyone’s favourite Astro signatures, we are confident that Viu will reinforce Astro’s position as the entertainment destination for Malaysians with its extensive Korean drama and original series.”
“With Astro’s extensive reach and customer base and Viu’s continual commitment to content for the Malaysian audience, this partnership is the cornerstone to furthering user growth and increasing engagement for both services,” added CEO of Viu and managing director of PCCW Media Group, Janice Lee.