tvN’s romance drama Encounter leads viewership ratings charts as this year-end’s blockbuster drama to watch!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Encounter airs on Viu every Thursday and Friday
Encounter”, this year-end’s highly-anticipated blockbuster drama series, premiered to stellar viewership ratings and looks set to rule the drama charts as ratings stay at a high, impressing viewers with scenic views and captivating storyline.
Park Bo Gum starring as Kim Jin Hyuk, a free-spirit young man
Featuring two powerhouses as the main leads – Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo – the debut episode broke tvN’s viewership ratings record for a Wednesday-Thursday drama premiere and continues to be a leading drama in its timeslot across free-to-air and cable TV channels.
Song Hye Kyo starring as Cha Soo Hyun, a politician's daughter 
The debut episode recorded an impressive viewership rating of 8.7 per cent, surpassing the 6.3 per cent rating of hit K-drama Goblin’s premiere. “Encounter” has also claimed the top spot in its timeslot last week, outperforming SBS’ “An Empress’s Dignity” and MBC’s “Children of Nobody”, with viewership ratings of 7.6 per cent and 3.9 percent respectively. “Encounter” also holds the second highest premiere viewership rating among tvN’s dramas.
As the leading pan-regional OTT multi-screen video service by PCCW Media Group, Viu holds the exclusive rights to stream the drama online in Asia.
This means that Hallyu fans in Singapore can look forward to new episodes of the drama (with subtitles) on Viu every Thursday and Friday, just four hours after the telecast in Korea!

Encounter” sees the return of the two co-leads to the small screen. Song, who was last seen in “Descendants of the Sun”, plays the role of Cha Soo Hyun, a politician’s daughter, while Park of “Love in the Moonlight” fame returns as Kim Jin Hyuk, a free- spirited young man.

About Encounter
The drama centres on Cha Soo Hyun who divorces from her wealthy husband to free herself from her burdens. She then travels to Cuba and unexpectedly meets Kim Jin Hyuk who helps her in her moment of need. Their chance encounter continues upon their return to Korea where their lives start to intertwine in a fateful love story.

Viu launches Smart TV app
In a partnership with Samsung, Viu Premium subscribers can now enjoy their favourite Asian dramas and variety shows, as well as kids’ content in full HD on selected Samsung Smart TV models. Users simply need to download the Viu app on the Smart TV app store to launch the app. This is in addition to existing exclusive perks, which allows subscribers to cast their mobile devices to TV via Google Chromecast (for Android devices) or AirPlay on Apple TV (for iOS devices). Viu fans can also keep a lookout for more Smart TV brands to be added in 2019.

Users can enjoy Viu service for free or sign up for Viu Premium for a small monthly fee of $5.98/mth (U.P.$6.98/mth) to enjoy exclusive features such as unlimited downloads, access to all content, priority viewing3 , full HD and TV access 4 via selected Samsung Smart TVs and casting! 

For a limited period, customers will also be able to enjoy a free 2-month Viu Premium subscription with the purchase of selected Samsung Smart TV models from 8 December 2018 to 7 February 2019.

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