Earlier this month, news was reported that Japanese telco SoftBank was looking to disvest from DramaFever, and that Warner Bros is a likely acquirer. The news followed the unexpected decision of acquiring British drama series from BBC Worldwide, the distribution arm of the BBC, for the U.S. only. The deal is apparently the first of […]

We mentioned it last week, DramaFever is making a move with Korean webseries, starting with Love Cell (Naver TVCast, 14 episodes) – starring Kim Woo-bin and Jang Hyuk. The online platform is to repeat the experience with new webseries Doll House, which stars Jung Hee-chul (A Secret To Voices) and Sun Joo-ah (King’s Dream, movie Pluto). The 12-episode series […]

Following the investment by Japanese telco conglomerate Softbank, DramaFever is exploring new contents and territories where to launch. In the past few months, DramaFever had started adding Korean films (such as The Fatal Encounter on November 7 (1)), and even animation. It is now diversifying a little more by adding Korean Internet-only dramas and miniseries, […]

The buying spree started last year, when Japanese ecommerce giant, Rakuten, founded by Hiroshi Mikitani in 1997, announced in September 2013, that it would acquire Viki for $200 million. Although Viki streams a wide diversity of foreign-language series, its strongest programming has been Korean dramas. The move came up as Rakuten are investing heavily in […]