I have noticed too that there are fewer Taiwanese drama being shown on Viki, especially since there is a surge in the number of Chinese dramas. I especially like seeing more historical chinese dramas on viki, but I miss the modern taiwanese dramas. Modern taiwanese dramas are usually better than their modern Mainland counterparts.
If you can’t find a series anymore Viki’s licence to broadcast the series probably expired and it wasn’t renewed.
I agree. I have watched countless Taiwanese dramas and they are rarely on the front page anymore. There used to be many more TW dramas on Viki, but now I feel like most of them are no longer licensed in my region, which is disappointing. The most recent popular drama “Some Day or One Day” has ended. There are no more new TW dramas and I would have to find on Youtube for new TW dramas. It seems like Mainland Chinese dramas are taking over. I hope Viki premieres more TW dramas going on in the future.
That’s exactly what caring about one’s customers means. Catering to their preferences. Since the majority of the customers seem to like one sort of thing, Viki cares for the majority of its customers by bringing what they prefer.
Since Viki has to pay hefty sums for licenses, it won’t focus on the content that is liked by a minority, which won’t bring back money in a satisfactory way.
I am not saying this is necessarily a good thing, and I do understand you’re sad/angry about not seeing the content you like. But that’s how it works with commercial companies, from the neighbourhood clothes shop to a large multinational. They all choose what sells best.
Actually k-dramas are too few on Viki, in my opinion. There’s been a deluge of c-dramas in the past three years, after the creation of KWC and NTF, and licenses for beloved classics have been lost: but of course Viki can’t be blamed for that, so I try to make the best of what we do have.