Viki, the global TV site powered by fans, announced today that it has
partnered with Media Nusantara Citra (MNC), Indonesia’s largest broadcast
network, to stream over 500 hours of new shows worldwide on Viki.com and apps.
The agreement includes many popular dramas and movies from Indonesia. Viki is the first and only platform in
the U.S. on which these titles will be available.
The new programs include some of the most popular to come out of Indonesia
in the last several years, like “Kau Yang Berasal Dari Bintang,” the Indonesian remake
of global hit Korean drama “My Love From The Star,” premiering on Viki today. The deal also marks the first time MNC has allowed a
partner to have worldwide streaming rights and is the greatest volume deal to
date for Viki from Southeast Asia.
“We’re thrilled to partner with MNC on our largest deal from Southeast Asia
to date,” said Joanne Waage, Viki’s SVP of Programming and Partnerships.
“Viki’s vision is to bring together great entertainment and fans everywhere, breaking
down cultural and language barriers along the way; this certainly is one great
step toward this goal.”
“We are excited about the Viki partnership as we have a strong belief in
digital media and a global video platform like Viki for the growth of our
contents business, one of the various avenues to entertain our audiences in
global markets,” said Jimmy Kim, Senior Vice President, MNC Contents, Licenses
MNC shows are available worldwide (outside Indonesia) on Viki. In addition
to “Kau Yang Berasal Dari
Bintang” and “7/24,” top TV dramas include “Fortune Cookie,” “Jakarta Love Story,” “Shoot from the Sky,” “Still Not a
Typical Love Story,” “Brownies,” “About Him,” “Chasing the Sun” and