WeTV unveils highly-anticipated local, regional content slate

posted November 29, 2020 at 06:10 pm
by  Manila Standard Showbiz
Streaming platform WeTV promises to deliver the very best in regional content, including highly-anticipated Chinese dramas, K-dramas, Indonesian horror, Thai series, and now the best in Filipino content.

‘Miracle in Cell No. 7,’ which stars Aga Muhlach, Bela Padilla (not in photo), and Xia Vigor streams exclusively on WeTV Philippines starting today.
WeTV, which also available in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and India, is owned by Tencent, one of the largest global tech and entertainment companies, which has built a reputation as an industry leader in internet-related services.

Among their more popular brands are RPG titles League of Legends, Fortnite, Clash of Clans, Path of Exile, Minecraft, and instant messaging platforms Tencent QQ and WeChat. They have also expanded further into music and film production with Tencent Music Entertainment, which has partnerships with top global music labels, and Tencent Penguin Pictures, which produces popular Chinese movies and series.

For its initial movie offering for 2020, WeTV is pulling out all the stops as it brings one of the biggest movies of 2019 – Miracle In Cell No. 7 – exclusively to its users starting today.

The film starring Aga Muhlach, Bela Padilla, and Xia Vigor was produced by Viva Films and was the top grosser of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival.

“As a streaming service, we have a distinct opportunity to offer our users the widest variety of content across genres. It also gives us a platform to work with really creative minds to tell unique and compelling stories,” country manager Georgette Tengco explains.

“Taking our cues from Tencent and Tencent Video, we have seen how well-crafted Chinese WeTV Originals are, and how they are gaining traction across Asia and other markets. WeTV Philippines carries on this DNA in creating quality original content designed to cater and appeal to the Filipino market,” Tengco adds.

Among the first titles launching under WeTV Originals are Section St. Valentine: The Disappearance of Divine, BetCin, B&B: The Story of Battle of Brody & Brandy, and The Anatomy of Loneliness.

In China, streaming platform Tencent Video is the leading OTT platform, with more than 600 million users per month, delivering a large content library across many categories. They are also leading the pack in producing premium Chinese movies and series. In 2019, they expanded that reach into Asia, under the carrying brand of WeTV, delivering Asian premium content to a wider audience. The platform is also working with content producers in each territory to create original movies and series for its users.

Among the top Asian titles coming soon are Chinese Dramas Oath of Love and The Golden Hairpin, the new Thai BL series Manner of Death, K-drama hits like Tale of the Nine Tailed and Flower of Evil, and Filipino rom-com James & Pat & Dave.

Topics: WeTV , Miracle in Cell No. 7 , Thailand , Indonesia , Malaysia , Vietnam , India , Tencent , Aga Muhlach , Bela Padilla , Xia Vigor
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