Viki Celebrates #1BillionWords Milestone
Viki, the leading global VOD platform for foreign-language dramas, and in particular Korean dramas, has reached 1 billion words translated on its site.
In celebration of this milestone, Viki has launched the #1BillionWords campaign to honor Viki’s incredible online community and thank its fans by giving away some big prizes including Macbook Airs and Roku media players.
Viki accounts for 40 million monthly users and its online community boasts over 200,000 contributors from 116 countries, who translate TV shows into over 200 languages! For comparison, Wikipedia (which also uses a Creative Commons license to crowd source entries) stands at approximately 124,000 regular contributors.
The top 10 subtitled shows on Viki are, of course, Korean dramas: My Love from the Star (not a surprise!), Smile You, Heirs (from competitor DramaFever!), Playful Kiss, Secret Garden, Boys over Flowers, Fated to Love You, Just You, Inspiring Generation and City Hunter.
DaehanDrama.com has been given the opportunity to talk with a few community members to learn about their experience. But, we are convinced that some of you, readers, are among them, and we would love to hear from you. Please share with us your experiences as a ‘Viki contributor’ at [email protected] and we will be publishing them in a further article.