Viu is working with longtime partner, Double Vision, to produce a Malaysia-Singapore localised, ten-episode adaptation of series, 'The Bridge' .
HBO Asia and Viu, an OTT Video service by PCCW and Vuclip, has announced that the Viu Original The Bridge licensed by Endemol Shine Group, will be available on HBO Asias channels and services throughout Asia. From November 26, 2018, the show will be available in all available markets and on HBO, HBO GO and HBO On Demand in countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Commenting on the original, Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia, said: HBO Asia is committed to quality original local programming and working with Viu on The Bridge is another step towards that. This adaptation of The Bridge will add to our ever-growing line up of Asian original content that will resonate with audiences in the region and around the world.
Elaborating on the strategy,Kingsley Warner, Country Manager Malaysia and Executive Producer of The Bridge, Malaysia and Singapore, said: Our approach is not just to produce great content, but also continue investing in the local ecosystem by providing a platform for sustained growth. It is great to partner with HBO Asia on the Bridge, because they share our vision and passion when it comes to original content.
Viu is working with longtime partner, Double Vision, to produce a Malaysia-Singapore localised, ten-episode adaptation of series, The Bridge, starring Bront Palarae, Rebecca Lim, Cheryl Samad and Tony Eusoff. The Bridge will be directed by Lee Thean-jeen and Jason Chong. The series revolves around a body being found on the border of two countries, Malaysia and Singapore, forcing an investigator from each country to work together to solve the case. This is a licensed format from international production and distribution house, Endemol Shine Group.
The Bridge was originally created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt as a joint production of Sweden’s Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group and Denmark’s Nimbus Film.