San Mateo – Viki Inc., a leading global TV streaming platform and subsidiary of Rakuten, Japan-based leader in e-commerce and internet services announced the appointment of Joanne Waage, Viki’s SVP of Partnerships and Programming and former executive at MobiTV and Viacom, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Waage, who led the company’s content and business development strategy for two years, will take over the position from Tammy H. Nam, who remains an advisor to both Viki and Rakuten.


“I’m thrilled to be assuming the leadership position at Viki,” said Waage. “I look forward to leading this young and dynamic company by leveraging our unrivaled understanding of fandom and engagement. Our mission is to bring global entertainment to new fans everywhere and continue breaking down barriers along the way.”