Johannesburg, South Africa: 26 September 2019 – Viu, a leading entertainment streaming service, is proud to announce its latest offering, Openview’s News & Sport (channel 120), in partnership with eMedia Investments.
This partnership will see Viu as the exclusive simulcast digital partner to Openview’s News & Sport, and will provide viewers with live access to selected live Premier League games, and current affairs programming.
News & Sport is Openview’s most recent news and sport channel. The channel offers audiences in-depth reporting, analysis, current affairs segments, and sports content. As a digital partner, since 24th August, Viu is streaming live channel 120 every Saturday. Viu consumers will now have access to selected pre and post-match analysis and live Premier League games – even when they are not in front of their TVs.
Viu has 36 million Monthly Active Users (MAU’s) and in the first half of 2019 reached 2.9 billion views globally. Since its launch in February, Viu has provided consumers with South Africa’s leading local content, and the best entertainment from Bollywood, the rest of Africa, and ground-breaking Korean and Pakistani dramas.
Ryan Solovei, Country Manager – Viu Africa says: “This new agreement with eMedia Investments builds on the already successful partnership with e.tv. Viu’s content model caters for a market that is digitally-savvy, with an interest in what’s on screens locally and internationally.”
“We’re not just offering content to the drama and TV series market – our partnership with Openview’s News & Sport will offer the country’s sports fans their share of thrills, highs and lows, and all the drama from the EPL.”