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Astro adds Viu app for Ultra Box users; offers free access to Viu Premium until 8 June 2023

(From left) Liyana Jasmay, actress of Alter-naratif; Steven Lim, Viu Malaysia’s Director of Development; Juliana Low, Viu Malaysia’s Head of Content Acquisition and Programming; Agnes Rozario, Astro’s Director of Content; Alia Ramly, producer of Alter-naratif; Zurina Ramli, producer of W: Two Worlds; and Siti Khadijah, actress of Dear Karma in a group photo during the launch.

Astro has recently hosted an event to announced the partnership with Viu Malaysia to offer Viu app to Ultra Box users in Malaysia. Viu offers popular shows such as K-Dramas Taxi Driver 2 and Delivery Man, as well as other shows including Thai and Indonesian dramas, Viu Original series, Korean variety shows and more upcoming local titles.

In conjunction with the partnership, Astro is allowing all Ultra Box customers with FREE access to Viu Premium until 8 June 2023. Customers can stream shows such as Nenek Bongkok Tiga, The Secret Romantic Guesthouse, Bilik Tepi , Return Man, Mantan Tapi Menikah and Boys Planet via their Ultra Box or on the go through the Viu mobile app.

 Agnes Rozario, Astro’s Director of Content (middle) and Juliana Low, Viu Malaysia’s Head of Content Acquisition and Programming (left) speaking about the new partnership and Viu’s 2023 content line-up during the launch.

Agnes Rozario, Director of Content, Astro, 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.”

Agnes Rozario, Astro’s Director of Content (right) and Juliana Low, Viu Malaysia’s Head of Content Acquisition and Programming (left) during the launch eve

Janice Lee, CEO of Viu and Managing Director of PCCW Media Group, said, “We are thrilled to launch this deeper partnership with Astro which will make our content available to a wider audience via more touchpoints in Malaysia. 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. We look forward to Astro subscribers becoming new Viu-ers who will enjoy our titles from across Asia, with dramas such as the current trending Viu Original Malaysia’s Nenek Bongkok Tiga to Viu Original Korea’s Taxi Driver 2 and Delivery Man.”

During the launch, Astro also announced that they will also introduce Zee5 and more to their platform soon.

Astro customers can start streaming all their favourite shows on Viu by opening the app on their Ultra Box. Additionally, to enjoy Viu on the website and mobile app, click “Pair Account” and follow the steps on screen to log in with your existing ID or create a new basic ID and pair your account to your Ultra Box.

Viu Premium is priced at RM14.90/month (RRP). Astro customers may continue to access Viu Premium by adding it to their subscription at an exclusive offer after 8 June 2023. Please visit www.astro.com.my/viu to get updated on our future offers! Non-Ultra Box customers who would like to redeem this free trial may upgrade to the Ultra Box by contacting our Customer Service Centre at 03-9543 3838.

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