Magazine article Screen International

PCCW's Viu Adds Content from JTBC to Korean Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

PCCW's Viu Adds Content from JTBC to Korean Line-Up

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Deal give viewers access to more than 80% of the cable broadcaster’s drama series and variety shows.

‘Misty’

PCCW’s pan-regional streaming service Viu has signed a deal with Korea’s JTBC that will give its viewers access to more than 80% of the cable broadcaster’s drama series and variety shows.

It marks the largest regional content volume deal that JTBC has signed in Asia. Along with its deals with Korean studio CJ E&M and broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS, Viu now claims to have the largest volume of Korean drama series and variety shows in Southeast Asia.

Viu will stream JTBC shows such as Misty, starring Kim Nam-joo and Ji Jin-hee, and Welcome to Waikiki, starring Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung and Son Seung-won.

Misty tells the story of a former prosecutor turned defense attorney who represents his wife, a popular anchorwoman, who is suspected of murder. …

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