Viu, the OTT video streaming service operating in 16 markets across Asia, MENA, and South Africa, owned and operated by the PCCW Group, is giving Middle East and North Africa viewers plenty of opportunities to enjoy regional entertainment this Ramadan.
The streaming service is offering a range of exclusive Arabic content, including its Viu Original Arabic TV series, for viewers to enjoy during the holy month.
Rohit D’silva, Chief Business Officer, of Middle East and South Africa at Viu said: “We are pleased to announce a new lineup of compelling drama and comedy series, films, and family entertainment for Ramadan through collaboration with local and regional partners. Our team has worked tirelessly to curate content that showcases the diversity, creativity, and talent of the MENA region. We are confident that audiences will find something to love, whether they are looking for thrilling dramas or heartwarming family programming.”
While all the old favorites are still available, Viu is supplementing the Ramadan season with new content for audiences of all ages and tastes. From Egyptian and Syrian titles to Jordanian and Gulf entertainment, keep reading to find out more about the latest additions to the streamer’s holiday lineup.
1. Elaka Mashroo’a [علاقة مشروعة]:
Amr and Amjad are business partners and longtime friends. They find their relationships strained when the wife of Amjad becomes pregnant from her ex-husband who is no other than his business partner. Things take a turn for the worst when a murder is committed. A poignant social drama and a cautionary tale about secret marriages and second wives. Starring Yasser Galal and Mai Omar
2. Mozakarat Zog [مذكرات زوج]:
Based on a novel by celebrated Egyptian writer Ahmed Bahgat, Mozakarat Zog is a modern interpretation of the midlife crisis. With help of a life coach, an App, and A.I., the lead character played by Tarek Lotfy, tries to find meaning in life, family, and career when he suddenly finds himself a surplus to requirement.
3. Zuqaq al Jinn [زقاق الجن]:
A Syrian drama set at the turn of the twentieth century about a Syrian neighborhood and its residents, whose lives are intertwined and entangled in a web of lies and intrigues both inside and outside their private homes. The 30-episode social drama features Ayman Zidan, Amal Arafa, Safaa Sultan, and Shukran Murtaja.
4. Balagh Nehaay [ بلاغ نهائي]:
Kuwaiti Drama was set in the late 70is and 80is, a time of social change and economic growth that marked this Gulf country forever. The series tells the story of different characters that helped shape the future of this nation.
5. Setohm [ستهم]:
Egyptian star Rogena teams up with acclaimed Director Raouf Abdelaziz in this social Drama based on a true story: The life of Sessa, the widower who inspired a whole nation with her struggle for equality and dignity in a world of Men.
The Ramadan lineup also features select shows and movies from Jordan and the Gulf region, further accelerating Viu’s quest to bring a wide range of content to Middle Eastern viewers. Further, Viu is empowering Egyptian talent by enabling access to high-quality local productions. Viu’s commitment to providing regional entertainment reflects its dedication to meeting the diverse needs of its customers across different markets.
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