Hong Kong Streaming Service Viu Strikes Content Deal With Wattpad
Pan-Asian streaming service Viu, owned by Hong Kong-based PCCW Media Group, has entered into a content collaboration with Wattpad to develop original films and series based on the young adult (YA) literature platform’s stories.
Wattpad is an online community that enables readers and writers to publish user-generated stories in different genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and fan-fiction. The platform has generated stories such as Anna Todd’s After, which accumulated a billion reads before becoming a best-selling book and hit film, starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin.
Viu’s expanding output of originals includes a Singapore-Malaysian adaptation of The Bridge, co-produced with HBO Asia, and reality series No Sleep No FOMO, which resulted in a tie-up with Discovery to reach a wider audience.
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