Cannes, France – Viki, the global TV site powered by fans, announced the launch of Viki Brand Channels for top broadcasters and content providers. The product placement that this will allow will help partners build brand awareness among new global audiences.  

SBS Brand Channels page

Launch partners include: SBS Content Hub, TV Asahi, Tezuka Productions – founded by manga writer Osamu Tezuka, Taiwanese cable TV operator and content producer Sanlih E-Television, Venevision, and China’s Huace Film & TV Co., a private film and TV production company.

The launch is part of Viki’s overall strategy to create the perfect platform and ecosystem for content providers from all over the world to open up new markets and reach audiences. Brand Channels will begin to go live the week starting October 14, 2013.

“We’re excited to offer even more reasons for global primetime to be on Viki,” said Razmig Hovaghimian, co-founder and CEO of Viki. “We’re launching Brand Channels for select broadcasters and studios that are already in our network and plan to make it available for others in the coming weeks and months.”

Brand Channels enables content providers to start establishing a direct relationship with quickly-growing audience of more than 24 million viewers worldwide. Viki users are also the most engaged – liking, following, subtitling and leaving thousands of Timed Comments every day.