The new lineup includes ad-free shows from Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, available for free to all Viu-ers.
Viu, PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service has announced its exclusive line-up of new TV series for Ramadan 2021.
Streaming exclusively on Viu’s platform, the nine original titles will be available for free for all Viu-ers throughout the Holy Month (from April 13 to May 12). The line-up includes Welad Nas, Al Maddah, Al Deek Al Azraq, Bent Al Sultan, Karm Alalaly, Bela’y Andak Shoghl, Jalmoud Al Sahari, Leabet Al Intiqam, and Oud Hai.
Some of the shows have been co-produced with local filmmakers and feature diverse and leading cast members from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, audiences can expect appearances from prominent stars including Hamada Helal, Rougina, Abdallah Al Sadhan, Bayoumi Fuad, Sabry Fawaz and Abeer Eissa.
Commenting on the launch, Abe Aboul Naga, General Manager of Viu Middle East, said: “We are excited to be launching nine exclusive and never seen before series this Ramadan for our Viu-ers. At Viu, we take pride in collaborating with regional talent both on and off-screen to create compelling and original content customised for our audiences, in addition to working closely with local producers to co-produce some of the series airing this Ramadan. This underscores our commitment to investing and nurturing the growth of emerging Arab talent across the MENA region while actively diversifying our content library.”
Viu continues to focus on collaborating with industry players to put out a slate of Arabic productions across different genres for regional and global audiences with the aim of continuously providing quality and entertaining productions throughout the Holy Month. Streaming exclusively on Viu, the Ramadan lineup will be available for free for all users across 16 markets, with a new episode airing each day throughout the Holy Month.