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Park Seo Joon is Face of Smart’s Newest Data Offering—GIGA K-Video!

Our favorite Korean superstar joins the telco's family and is the ambassador of its newest partnership with Viu

We called it and now it's totally official—Park Seo Joon has joined the Smart Communications family!

The mobile services provider has partnered with Viu, a leading pan-regional streaming service operated by Viu International Limited, to launch the new GIGA K-Video data pack with the Korean superstar as its face. Smart GIGA K-Video is the first-ever prepaid data pack in the Smart Giga family that comes with a Viu Premium subscription, making it much simpler and easier for Filipinos to enjoy the latest Korean content with unlimited downloads and a seamless, no-ads experience!


Bringing the Better K-Life to Filipinos

“Korean dramas have seeped into our local pop culture and turned into a big passion for many Filipinos. We know that Viu has played a pivotal role in bringing the best of Korean entertainment to the country, so through this partnership, we aim to make it simpler and easier for our subscribers to immerse in their love for K- Life with the latest content on Viu," said Ms. Jane J. Basas, Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Wireless Business of Smart.


Ms. Helen Sou, Viu's Chief Business Officer for Asia said, “With people now online more than ever, Smart’s promise of making amazing experiences simple and accessible to every Filipino matches our goal of bringing the best viewing experience to our users. Launching the GIGA K-Video pack with Smart will allow its subscribers to easily enjoy the best of Korean entertainment in the best way possible—through the Viu Premium experience.”



'K-Lang Yan' with Park Seo Joon

For this partnership, Smart looked to none other than Korean superstar Park Seo Joon to launch GIGA K-Video in a multimedia campaign that's giving us all the kilig feels! The award-winning actor joins the telco's growing roster of Korean celebrity endorsers, reinforcing Smart’s thrust to bring Filipinos closer to their passions and dreams.


In the just-launched TV commercial, Park Seo Joon says “K-Lang Yan” with his signature handsome grin, suggesting things will be fine and that Korean shows bring delight to viewers by enabling them to immerse in an alternative reality.






"Filipinos and Koreans uphold common values especially when it comes to love for family and friends, and I think this is one of the reasons K-dramas resonate well with many Filipino viewers," said Park Seo Joon. "I am thankful for this opportunity to encourage more Filipinos to discover and enjoy more Korean content and to take a breather from these uncertain times.”


Ms. Basas quipped, “Anyone who has watched a Korean drama or variety show can attest to their special magic. Of course, this includes Park Seo Joon’s hit K-dramas like She Was Pretty and What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim which make him the perfect endorser for this campaign.”


The new GIGA K-Video 99 data pack is available to all Smart Prepaid and TNT customers and comes with a 7-day Viu Premium subscription, 1 GB of data for Viu every day for 7 days, plus 2 GB of open access data. Subscribers can register for GIGA K-Video by dialing *123# and will soon be available via the GigaLife App.


Smart customers who register for GIGA K-Video can enjoy the full Viu-ing experience with a Viu Premium subscription, allowing them to enjoy the latest shows as quickly as eight hours after their respective Korean telecast, unlimited downloads, and access to all content on Viu with zero ads! They can download Viu for free on App Store, Google Play and selected smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com to access a wide selection of Korean and Asian movies and TV shows.


Fastest mobile data network

Filipino K-drama fans can enjoy seamless watching on their mobile devices powered by Smart, the country’s fastest mobile data network as certified by third-party mobile analytics firms such as Ookla and Opensignal.


Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, recently named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the first half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 18.33, with average speeds of 15.94 Mbps for download and 7.57 Mbps for upload, based on 2,810,963 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®.


Meanwhile, Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics firm, reported in its April 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report* for the Philippines that Smart remained ahead of the competition in terms of Video Experience, Upload, and Download Speed Experience, Voice App Experience, Games Experience, and 4G Availability.


To learn more about GIGA K-Video, visit www.smart.com.ph and follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!