In a previous article we highlighted on MIME some titles to watch this Ramadan. But this Holy Season would not be complete without some Turkish fare -- TV fare that is.
So, just in time here are two titles on Viu, an OTT video-streaming service available throughout the Region.
That Girl [أحلام زينب] features the story of Zaynab, a young woman who struggles to make a living and keep her family together, all compounded by her father's illness and constant financial hardship. A chance encounter with a wealthy man may alter her life forever. The ensemble cast includes the well-known actor Erkan Petekkaya along with Cengiz Orhonlu, Sezin Akbaşoğulları, Dilin Döger, Ayten Uncuoglu. The drama plays out over sixteen, 145-minute episodes.
Twist of Fate [لعبة الحظ] asks the question "should you marry for love and risk the repeat of the family curse of failed marriages?" Ada is the one seeking an elusive answer to the age old question. Against the odds, she falls in love and marries the man of her dreams. But challenging fate can have unexpected consequences. The romantic comedy features a stellar cast with Aytaç Şaşmaz, Cemre Baysel, Idris Nebi Taşkan and Asli Sümen in key roles.
Rohit D’silva, Chief Business Officer, Middle East and South Africa at Viu said: "Middle Eastern audiences' penchant for relatable narratives and themes drives the popularity of Turkish series. We are excited to launch That Girl, a Viu Original and Twist of Fate on the Viu platform this Ramadan. These series are part of Viu’s ongoing co-production collaboration with Kanal D, a leading media group in Turkey and form an important part of Viu’s extensive lineup of brand-new series this Ramadan.”
Viu is a platform at the forefront of giving Middle Eastern viewers access to a wide range of content that can be watched in their preferred languages.
The unique video streaming service, is available in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East and South Africa, with 60.7 million monthly active users as of June 2022.
The Viu service is available to consumers through a dual model with an ad-supported free tier and a premium subscription tier (consisting of different subscription options). Viu offers fresh premium TV series, movies and lifestyle programs in local and regional languages and subtitles in different genres from top content providers, as well as premium original productions under the brand “Viu Original”.
Viu also offers users streaming and download features, and localized user interfaces across a myriad of connected devices. Viu can provide the best viewing experience regardless of device or network conditions.
The service can be accessed via the Viu app (available for free on App Store and Google Play) on connected devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets, select smart TVs, as well as on the web by logging into www.viu.com.
In addition, Viu International Limited, through its subsidiary Moov (Hong Kong) Limited, also operates MOOV, a popular digital music streaming and live music concerts service in Hong Kong.