Viki launches Korean series on premium video site and YouTube channelBy Jacky Yap 26 Oct, 2012
TV site Viki is bringing popular Korean series to a global audience through YouTube and its own video platform.
After an eight year wait, Full House: Take 2 (풀하우스 테이크 2) — the sequel to popular drama series Full House which starred Korean Super Stars Rain and Song Hye Gyo — is finally out. Viki, a global TV site powered by fans will be the first to be bringing this to fans worldwide.
Launched globally the same day as in South Korea, Full House: Take 2 is now available for fans all around the world via Viki’s Full House: Take 2 Channel. After the incredible popularity of the first season, which stars Hwang Jung-Eum No Min Woo and Park Ki Woong, Full House: Take 2 promises to be a hilarious, heart-warming, and unforgettable series for all K-Drama fans.
Viki brings global prime-time entertainment to new audiences and is currently serving over 12 million viewers each month. For advertisers, Viki’s premium video inventory enables top brands to reach highly coveted young Internet users. Earlier this year, Viki launched a new music channel after signing deals with music record labels such as Warner Music, LOEN, and SEED. Earlier in August, we also reported that Viki entered into a partnership with Microsoft to provide premium TV content to MSN sites in key Southeast Asian countries.
On a related note, Viki has also launched a premium YouTube channel showcasing more than 100 hours of Korean dramas licensed from broadcaster SBS and production company Group 8. Fans worldwide can watch popular series like Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss. Full House: Take 2 will be a Viki exclusive, although the first three episodes are online on YouTube.
Here’s the Full House: Take 2 first episode from the Viki channel:
YouTube United States of America YouTube is a video-sharing website created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. Latest funding: Not specified Investors: Not specified
Viki Singapore Viki is a global TV site that streams TV shows, movies and other premium content, translated into more than 150 languages by a community of avid fans. Latest funding: Not specified Investors: Not specified