I would like to share some opinions and suggestions about the fan channels. The first time I came across a fan channel was by chance, I enter in some actor/actress profile to see his/her works and there was among of it a fan channel.
In my opinion, the fan channel are not much accessible for users, specially for the new one. Most of them neither know that the channels exist, and that is sad, because there are a lot of good channels that could have more following people and more licenses get. How could I want something if I don´t know that it exist? Thinking about that, I would like to share some suggestions and opinions and hope it help to improve things, besides, get others opinions and suggestions too.
• Be more accessible – Maybe Viki would implement some kind of tool that allow people see the fan channels more easily. I saw a suggestion made by @piranna , that I like a lot https://support.viki.com/hc/pt-br/community/posts/115009229967-A-new-tab-for-Fan-channels-or-a-new-tag-Fan-channels-in-Search-Function-and-making-explanations-visible . If you liked it too, please vote on it, so who knows, Viki would make it.
I normally watch my series/shows… on my TV (by Amazon FireTV) and some time on my cell phone, rarely on my computer (except when I started on Viki). I think it would be nice if mobile app have the possibility to show as filter the fan channel. I heard that most of the views use mobile device to view the shows/series….
P.s: I don´t know if Fire TV or Chromecast are considerer mobile app too
• Improve the number of the following and the request of license – One thing brings to another, if the fan channel is more visible, it will have more following people and more request of license. It will be interesting have an option in the mobiles app to ask licenses, maybe a button as today have of to follow a channel, you don´t need to write just mark/clicking on it, showing that you would like the license for that title (or the button could open a browse and you enter with the request…). So, more views could express their wish for that title.
Today, you can request the licenses only by computer not via app, so you lost a lot of request because is only on the page of Viki.
• Know that a new channel was created – It would be wonderful if every time Viki creates a new channel everybody knew it, then if it is a channel that people get interesting, they could follow and ask for license. Maybe a new filter.
I am writing these things because is sad to see good titles with so little following people and with a lack of request of licenses, and it is just because people is not aware that it is available on Viki. I hope Viki would think and look these things with fondness.