Viu and Wattpad Collaborate for A Series of Multimedia Projects

A series of Viu multimedia projects based on Wattpad stories are in the making

Bringing you the best of Asian programs, Viu is well-known for providing the latest premium Korean dramas—including the hit series Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Encounter and My Love from the Star—for free. Wattpad is an established global community for writers and readers alike to publish user-generated stories encompassing a diverse pool of genres including classics, non-fiction and teen fiction. 

The two formidable platforms penned a collaboration promising viewers and readers a Viu Original series and film projects based on Wattpad stories. A series of youth-oriented shows will be produced across its markets. The companies will leverage Wattpad’s Story DNA Machine Learning technology to identify extraordinary stories to guide the development process.

Known for its massive library of stories that have captivated readers—recognizably young adult audiences—Wattpad is the go-to platform for global entertainment companies to find and develop hit media projects. 90% of users are Gen Z and millennials with a global community of 80 million users. Anna Todd’s international sensation After accumulated a billion reads on Wattpad before becoming a bestselling book and hit film. It has become the highest-grossing independent film of 2019, winning three Teen Choice Awards.

Viu operates across 17 markets in Southeast Asia—including the Philippines, India and South Africa. It is the leader of bringing high-quality entertainment to zealous consumers, creating new models for people to experience great storytelling. Through the years, it has expanded original output with successful production such as an adaptation of a global phenomenon The Bridge, which is available on HBO Asia.

Binge-watch Asia’s hottest series and movies at the comforts of your home by downloading the Viu app on Google Play or App Store. Text VIU99 to 8080 to subscribe to VIU Premium. Click the link in the SMS to complete your subscription.

Words Elisa Aquino

Art Alex Lara

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