Rakuten Viki adds contents from NipponTV, Asahi and Fuji Japan

Rakuten Viki, one of the most dynamic OTT, fan-powered video platform and community for global TV, has inked during Asia TV Forum strategic deals with three major Japanese broadcasters to bring a collection of premium programming to its online video streaming network.

The new agreement will bring top-rated Japanese television series from Nippon TV, Asahi TV, and Fuji Creative Corporation to audiences outside Japan. The collection of new shows coming to Rakuten Viki as part of this deal will include ten series from Nippon TV, six from Asahi TV, and nine from Fuji with all 25 having been recent on-air successes in Japan. Series will begin rolling out on the platform this month.

The new Japanese programming coming to Viki are Holiday Love, Adult High School, Anino Dating Agency, Age Harassment, Sumika Sumire and Good-bye, Enari-kun from TV Asahi, all six scheduled to premiere tentatively in Q1 of 2019. Fuji will add 9 titles: Osaka Loop Line, Osaka Loop Line 2, Osaka Loop Line 3, A Sharply Graceful Girl, Signal, Time Taxi, Fugitive Boys, Wedding Bells for the Otaku and My Long Awaited Love Story.

From Nippon TV, there are five series already available: Caution, Hazardous Wife, Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa, A Girl's Breakfast, Overprotected Kahoko and Frankenstein's Love. Five more are coming soon: May I Blackmail You?, SWIM!, Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Pretty Proofreader and Your Home is My Business!

All these will join popular classics from Japan’s SPO which were introduced over the past year, including: You’re My Pet - Kimi Wa Petto, Hakuouki SSL: Sweet School Life, I Am Reiko Shiratori! - Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! and I Am Reiko Shiratori! The Movie and Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! The Movie.