Viki


Rakuten Viki strikes content deals with Korea’s CJ ENM, JTBC

Streamer Rakuten Viki has struck a pair of content partnerships with Korea’s CJ ENM and JTBC. The deal, which spans more than 30 titles, include CJ ENM’s What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, Touch Your Heart and When The Devil Calls Your Nan, among 14 shows form the media group. Meanwhile, JTBC shows heading to Rakuten […]

Viki orders Kirkman pre-apocalypse original

International online video platform Viki has exclusively bagged a Robert Kirkman-created original drama set in a pre-apocalyptic world. Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment will produce Five Year, which is about a family living on an Earth that set five years away from being struck by a deadly meteor. The 16-episode show will be filmed as a Korean […]

Viki launches new global Chinese service

Streaming service Viki has launched new Chinese TV streaming offerings. Viki has bases in Asia and the US and crowd sources subtitles, offering a swathe of international content to its customers in 160 languages. BBC Worldwide acquired a small share in the business in 2011 having previously licensed it programmes before it was acquired by […]

Viki adds Malaysia scripted pack

International online video platform Viki has acquired nearly 100 hours of Malaysian scripted programming after a deal with Primeworks Distribution. The Rakuten-owned site will now exclusively offer popular Malaysian titles such as I Miss You 200% (Rindu Awak 200%), drama series Ariana Rose, and season one of Autumn in My Heart. The agreement marks the […]

Viki makes Spanish push, inks Netflix, Lat Am deals

Viki has launched a Spanish-language service and inked a telenovela deal with Netflix and Colombia’s Caracol. Viki is a an online video site that crowd sources subtitling activity to create localised versions of scripted content. Thus far the focus has largely been on reversioning Asian-originated content. The Spanish language service is focused on viewers in […]