This past year really brought the burn of competition with Viki getting/not getting licenses - the old days with a cream-of-the-crop selection seem to be withering. What do you think? Instead of dwelling on it, I thought it might be productive to initiate a ~License Request Frenzy~ with your help. If Viki can’t get a certain ratio of the new on-air dramas due to competition, perhaps we could get more filling here at Viki with some older previously broadcast dramas? Is this a realistic wish?
As you likely realize, with the latest Viki redesign, the drama request process got streamlined to one location, rather than on the individual channels - Alas, the location is somewhat buried in the Help Center, accessed by scrolling to the bottom after all the imagery loads, through one’s profile or bookmarking the link as I did. Here is the link to make license requests:
If you feel inclined, share your wishlist of previously broadcast dramas you’d like to see licensed (or re-licensed) on Viki. Let’s all share suggestions and proactively make license requests and let Viki know what we’d like to get!
Here’s my shortlist for Viki License Requests made. (I live in the USA, some may be Viki licensed for other countries) These are some of the dramas from the DeFunct streaming site that I really want to watch again and would love to see on Viki.
- Circle: Two Worlds Connected
- My Ahjussi/Mister (Mr. Lonely)
- Stranger (Secret Forest)
- Tomorrow with You
- Are You Human, Too?
- Jealousy Incarnate (Don’t Dare to Dream)
- The Best Hit
- Strongest Deliveryman
- My Secret Terius (Terius Behind Me)
- Scarlet Heart Ryeo
- Cinderella & Four Knights
- GoHo’s Starry Night
- Dear My Friends
- New Tales of Gisaeng
- Bride of the Water God
- Temperature/Degree of Love
As a side note, I want to thank everyone who posts info, updates and scoops here on Discussions - it’s truly a great resource and I hope very much it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of Viki web/app redesigns. Warm regards, sheishun