South Africa: Viu Secures Live-Streaming Deal With eMedia Investments
The entertainment streaming service, Viu, has announced that it has a new addition on its offering. The service has revealed that it will now be live-streaming Openview's News & Sports (channel 120), in collaboration with eMedia Investments.
The collaboration will see Viu as the new digital partner to Openview's News and Sport. It will aim at offering viewers live access to some Premier League games, and to current affairs programming.
News and Sport is Openview's latest news and sports channel. The channel prides itself in offering audiences in-depth reporting, sports content, analysis and current affairs segments.
As a digital partner since August this year, Viu has been live-streaming channel 120 every Saturday. Users of Viu will now have access to pre and post-match analysis and various live Premier League games on-the-go.
Viu has approximately 36 million monthly active users, and the service reached 2.9 billion views globally in the first half of 2019.
Since its February launch, Viu has aimed to deliver Africa's leading local content, as well as premium content from Bollywood and ground-breaking Pakistani and Korean dramas.
Ryan Solovei, the Country Manager of Viu Africa, said that the new agreement with eMedia Investments would build on its already highly successful partnership with e.tv.