Viki, a video site that translate content into 150 languages, has announced last week a deal with Renren, known as China’s Facebook, to release content on both renren.com and 56.com.
In 56.com, a video sharing site owned by Renren, users will see a dedicated section for Viki content starting in August. It will be called VikiZone.
The ‘zone’ will broadcast hundreds of hours of Cartoon Network content, TNT dramas from the United States, and other global TV programs. The latest content will be made available a day after airing in the US.
Korean and Japanese videos will also be featured. The Singapore startup, which also has an office in San Francisco, has collaborated with Korean independent record label SM Entertainment to bring K-pop music videos and behind-the-scenes interviews to China. Partnering with Japanese licensors, Viki will also stream 50 classic Japanese titles to Renren and 56.com. Read more
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The TWIA crew starts off the new year with the story of the Great Firewall of China breaking down for a few hours and talk about the new legalized video service from Baidu starting up soon there. While Google’s new phone “Nexus One” has taken the whole world by storm, the crew examines how the Asian market views this new phone and the adoption of Android operating system. Finally, the crew ends with a discussion on the seven technology incubators selected by National Research Foundation Singapore and how it will change the landscape in Southeast Asia as a whole. You can check out the podcast here. Read more
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