ViuTV recently held its first official press conference for their new Channel 99 TV programming and drew in a lot of positive feedback due to its exciting program lineup.
Besides their own in-house productions, ViuTV disclosed that they will air more Korean shows, including hit series, W <W兩個世界>. Although lead actress Han Hyo Joo was not able to attend the press conference personally, she filmed a promotional video to be aired at the event in advance, showcasing her support for ViuTV.
Also attending ViuTV’s event was Bernice Liu (廖碧兒), who will star in the station’s lighthearted comedy, Mary and David – EX <瑪嘉烈與大衛系列 前度>. Besides voicing her support for the new station, Bernice will be working with i-Cable’s Fantastic Televisions Limited as well.
Bernice will be working opposite Anthony Wong (黃秋生) in Mary and David – EX. Bernice expressed, “He looks mean, but he’s very well versed and knowledgeable about wine.” Asked if there are any intimate scenes between them, Bernice said, “No! He’s very cool and manly – he likes drinking whiskey. I remember on the first day of work, we were already drinking. In fact, we drank many bottles from different years that day.”
Having invested over $183 million HKD on productions and fees, ViuTV’s Vice President Kam Guang Sing (金廣誠) said, “The bottom line isn’t up for discussion – we’re just doing our job and giving viewers more choices. We invested a lot and we just started our station last year – we have to take things step-by-step. We roughly planned 15 series for this year. Last year, we managed to do 39 live shows, with 350 hours of total airtime, as well as over 150 hours of talk show content.”
Hoping to make a breakthrough in the Hong Kong television industry, which is currently dominated by TVB, ViuTV has recruited Angela Yuan (袁澧林), Elva Ni (倪晨曦), Christy Lai (黎紀君), Inez Leong (梁諾妍), Lam Suet (林雪), and Terrance Lau (劉俊謙) to star in their programs.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.