Premiere C-Drama source WeTV officially launched in the Philippines late last month. WeTV is owned by Tencent, one of the largest tech and entertainment companies. Tencent is behind popular online games like League of Legends, Clash of Clans, Fortnite, etc. and the chat apps Tencent QQ and WeChat. Tencent has also expanded into music and film production with Tencent Music Entertainment and Tencent Penguin Pictures. Aside from the Philippines, WeTV is also streaming in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and India.
For its initial movie offering this year, WeTV is streaming one of the biggest movies of 2019 – Miracle In Cell No. 7. The lead cast of the film – Aga Muhlach, Bela Padilla, and Xia Vigor, joined the online media launch. This Korean adaptation is the top grosser of MMFF2019. With WeTV, it will be seen by a wider audience.
Kicking off the launch is also an entire roster of local WeTV Originals coming out in 2021. “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,” WeTV country manager Georgette Tengco explains.
Among the first slew of titles launching under WeTV Originals are:
- Section St. Valentine: The Disappearance of Divine – A dark teen drama about senior high school students of Section St. Valentine, all of whom resume classes via Zoom except for “IT” girl in school, Divine Concepcion. Her absence triggers an online investigation to solve the mystery behind her disappearance.
- BetCin – This is a GL (Girl Love) story about lesbian couple, Beth & Cindy, who are on the verge of a break-up, until they find themselves joining an online contest to become social media’s most favorite and adored loveteam. Beth sees the cash prize as a chance to start a new life with her new girlfriend, Kate. Cindy on the other hand, has other plans.
- B&B: The Story of Battle of Brody & Brandy – This modern day romantic comedy starring Iza Calzado and Ian Veneracion. Brody is a charming guest staying at Brandy’s B & B. At the end of his vacation, he promises to return. And he does, except this time, it’s to open up his own B & B right across! (Premiering February 2021)
- The Anatomy of Loneliness – A simple guy, Mamon, has one dream – to win the heart of his
muse, Nene. The series tells the story about two lonely individuals who unexpectedly find real connection amidst the very impersonal platform of social media.
2021 is gearing up to be an exciting year for WeTV as they work towards delivering 20 exclusive films alongside 12 WeTV Original productions.
To stream the very best in Asian Premium Content, just download the WeTV app from the App store and Google Play. Monthly subscription is only P59, quarterly is P159, and annual is only P599.
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