Viki


Rakuten-owned Viki names new CEO

Rakuten-owned streaming service Viki has upped its senior vice-president of partnerships and programming, Joanne Waage, to CEO. Waage, who has led the company’s content and business development strategy for two years, takes over from previous chief executive Tammy H. Nam, who remains an advisor to both Viki and Rakuten. “I’m thrilled to be assuming the […]

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 […]

Rakuten buys OTT service Viki

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has bought international over-the-top service Viki. Rakuten already owns Wuaki.TV, an over the top service that is available in Spain and earlier this year outlined ambitious plans to launch throughout Europe. Viki has bases in Asia and the US and crowd sources subtitles, offering a swathe of international content to its […]

Viki makes Spanish push, signs Netflix, Latin American 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 […]