Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 soon to be available on Viu

Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 soon to be available on Viu

Kim Ji Young posterKim Ji Young, Born 1982 is a movie adaptation of the controversial South Korean best-selling novel that tackles the inherent sexism in today’s society.

Kim Ji Young is a story about an ordinary housewife who toils over her child and husband day in and day out. When she falls into postpartum depression, her supportive husband encourages her to seek help.

kim ji young motherIn her conversations with her psychiatrist, they show the gender roles that are so rooted in our society. Kim Ji Young is the embodiment of every woman – daughter, wife, mother, friend, and colleague – who goes through the same hurdles as we do.

The movie’s director didn’t focus on a pessimistic approach to telling the story. “I wanted to send a hopeful message to all Kim Ji Youngs in 2019,” Kim Do Yeong said in an interview, “that they are living in a better world than Ji Young’s mother, and their children will be as well.”

The movie stars Jung Yu Mi and Gong Yoo who have worked together before in Silenced and Train to Busan.

You can watch “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982” on Viu, the go-to streaming platform for the latest Korean and Asian dramas and variety shows. The Viu app is available for FREE on the PlayStore and AppStore or you can access it on your browser at www.viu.com.

To get a preview of “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982”, watch the trailer below.

The South Korean feminist movie will be available to Viu Premium subscribers beginning April 3 at 11 PM.

You can get your Viu Premium subscription for as low as Php29 for 3 days. Upgrade to Premium through in-app purchases or credit card payment. If you prefer charging your subscription to your mobile load, you can upgrade via Globe. For online shoppers, subscriptions are also available on Lazada and Shopee.

To stay updated with the latest Korean dramas and movies, follow Viu Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Viu

viu logoViu is a leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service operated by PCCW Media Group. It is available in 16 markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar in Asia, the Middle East countries of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the newly launched South Africa.

Operating with both an ad-supported tier and a premium subscription tier with more features, Viu delivers premium Asian content in different genres from top content providers with local language subtitles as well as original production series under the ‘Viu Original’ initiative.

Viu offers users express delivery of telecast content, streaming and download features, and localized user interfaces. With the patented Dynamic Adaptive Transcoding technology, Viu can provide the best viewing experience regardless of device or network conditions.

The service can be accessed via the Viu app (available for free on App Store and Google Play) on connected devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets, selected smart TVs, as well as on the web by logging into www.viu.com.

About PCCW Media

pccw media logoThe Media Group of PCCW is a leading, fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong.

The Media Group operates the leading pay-TV service in Hong Kong under the Now TV brand delivering both self-produced and licensed content to its customers using IPTV technology. Now TV offers more than 160 linear channels and an on-demand library of local, Asian and international programming. Its premium content can also be accessed via the Now Player app. It is also a leading producer of Chinese language news, financial news and sports programming in addition to Asian infotainment content which complements its wide portfolio of licensed movie and international television content. PCCW Media also offers the Now E entertainment OTT (over-the-top) platform with international and Asian dramas, movies and world-class sports events, which is designed to meet the needs of viewers with Millennial lifestyle.

The Media Group is also engaged in the provision of OTT video service under the Viu brand in Hong Kong and 16 markets in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India, and South Africa. In addition, MOOV is a hugely popular music digital streaming service in Hong Kong.

About PCCW Limited

PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is a global company headquartered in Hong Kong which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development, and investment, and other businesses.

The Company holds a majority interest in the HKT Trust and HKT Limited, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband, and mobile communication services. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, PCCW Media. PCCW Media operates the largest local pay-TV operation, Now TV, and is engaged in the provision of over-the-top (OTT) video service under the Viu brand in Hong Kong and other places in the region.

Through HK Television Entertainment Company Limited, PCCW also operates a domestic free television service in Hong Kong.

Also, wholly owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China.

In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and other overseas investments. To learn more about PCCW, please visit www.pccw.com.

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