Bringing down language barriers that stand between great
entertainment and its fans, no matter where they are
Viki, A Play On The Words
wiki, is a global TV site powered by a volunteer
community of avid fans. Launched in December 2010, Viki now has tens of
millions of users every month watching and sharing TV shows, movies,
music videos and other premium content from around the world, translated
into more than 150 languages.
With over 2 billion video streams and more than 320 million words
translated to date, Viki uniquely brings global prime-time entertainment
to new audiences and unlocks new markets and revenue opportunities for
content owners; thousands of hours of video from content providers like
NBC, BBC, KBS, SBS, TV Tokyo and
By the fans, for the fans
Viki is the first and fastest platform for real-time subtitling and
sharing of video -- from Korean and Turkish dramas to Japanese Anime and
music videos by well-known artists. Community members subtitle their
favorite videos into their preferred languages under a Creative Commons
license using Viki's subtitling technology, which enables thousands of
fans around the world to collaborate in dozens of languages at once.
In addition to watching on viki.com, viewers can access their favorite
shows on any
web-enabled phone or tablet, including iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and
Android-powered smartphones and tablets, as well as
including Samsung Smart TV, Google TV and Roku. Viki also syndicates
select programs with fan-generated subtitles to partners such as Hulu,
Netflix, Amazon.com, MSN and Renren in China.
Viki was born as a joint class project between Harvard and Stanford
graduate students who wanted to remove barriers to popular entertainment,
regardless of language or country of origin. Today, our team is as diverse
as Viki itself -- entrepreneurs, technologists and pop-culture fans from
Canada, China, Egypt, England, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,
Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine,
Venezuela, Vietnam and the United States.
We share a passion for discovering and enjoying great content from
around the world and building communities of like-minded people.
Viki is backed by leading venture firms Greylock Partners, Andreessen
Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Neoteny Labs, among others, as well
as strategic investors SK Planet (a subsidiary of SK Telecom) and BBC
Viki has offices in San Francisco, Singapore and Seoul.