Vuclip, a PCCW Media company, and a video-on-demand service provider for emerging markets, has launched Viutoday in Indonesia.
Viu is an over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) service that has achieved success in Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. To amplify its efforts to deliver the best of Asian entertainmentthroughout Indonesia, Vuclip has entered intostrategic partnerships withIndiHomeFiber, Telkomsel and Samsung.
These partnerships enable Viu subscribers to experience highly engaging and entertaining content that’s delivered at the fastest speeds, through the most reliable networks, on a variety of devices, at the mostcompetitive rates available.
· 15,000 hours of Best of Asian content including Master of Revenge, The Royal Gambler, The Flower in Prison, Another Miss Oh, Descendants of the Sun, as well as series from Taiwanand a wide selection of top movies from Hong Kong and Bollywood
· Indonesian sinetrons and movies from MD Entertainment and Multivision Plus
· Select Korean drama and variety shows from the four major Korean broadcasters-- KBS, CJ E&M, SBS, and MBC – simulcast as they are released in Korea with subtitles in English within eight hours and in Bahasa Indonesia within 24 hours after airing in Korea
· Offline viewing that delivers content in consumers’ pockets whenever and wherever they want
· Ad free experience available through the premium version
For IndiHomeFiber-to-the-Home (FTH) subscribers, Viu content will be delivered through Telkom’s bundled speed plans on the FTH network, ensuring the best market speeds through a variety of affordable data packages.
Dian Rachmawan, Consumer Service Director Telkom said, “What Viu brings to Indonesia is unique with its approach to delivering the best of Asian content to entertain us all. We’re pleased to embark on this strategic partnership with Vuclipto bring to our IndiHome by Telkom subscribers an affordable way to enjoy this content.”
Telkomsel and Vuclip have strategically partnered for Indonesians for Viu content through the Telkomselbroadband networks, and special bundled data package pricing for consumers.
RirinWidaryani, Vice President Prepaid & Broadband Marketing at Telkomsel said, “The strategic partnershipthat we established with Vuclip for Viuis to enrich the library of digital content delivered to our subscribers. The presence of Viu supported by Telkomsel’s fast 4G LTE Internet service will give our subscribers the best mobile digital lifestyle, especially in enjoying the latest Asian entertainment.”
Through Viu’s exclusive device partnership with Samsung, Samsung Galaxy users with select smartphones and tablets can access all Viu content when they activate the “Viu partner offer" via their Samsung Galaxy devices.
Denny Galant, Head of Product Marketing IT & Mobile Samsung Electronics Indonesia said, “ Mobile devices have driven internet growth in Indonesia. The number of Samsung Galaxy users who enjoy video streaming has also shown significant growth. We are very excited that Viu offers mobile entertainment content that’s suitable to our Samsung Galaxy users’ lifestyles. Through our partnership, our Samsung Galaxy users with selected Samsung Galaxy models will be pampered with the latest Asian serials and other unlimited contents for 12 months.”
NickhilJakatdar, Founder and CEO, Vuclip said, “We are very excited to bring Viu to Indonesians. Today marks a very important milestone in our journey and would like to extend sincere appreciation and thanks to all our employees and partners who helped make this happen. However, this is just the start and we look forward to entertaining millions of Indonesians through our fresh and exciting best of Asian content and high quality service. We are confident that the audience here will welcome Viu just as those in Malaysia, Singapore and other markets have.”
Jakatdar added, “Also, With Dr. Habibie’s illustrious career, deep expertise in technology and regional connections, he will be invaluable to us as an advisor. We are thrilled that he is joining the Vuclip team in this strategic role.”