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benbenberi
10-18-2018, 10:11 PM
DramaFever, which had been a great streaming service for Korean and Chinese dramas, shut down without notice on Monday (https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/dramafever-k-drama-shutting-down-warner-bros-1202982001/). All the content is gone. The streaming apps are dead. The website just posts a goodbye screen. The YouTube channel has been wiped.

Why? The corporate owners (Warner Bros.) blame "business reasons," and point to competition in the K-drama space from Netflix & Hulu, & the rising cost of licenses. They've laid off some of their employees, but kept most to work with other WB digital endeavors, so for once it wasn't just a move to cut headcount.

They say subscribers will get refunds. I'm not holding my breath. So far they haven't even sent subscribers an email announcing the closure.

:cry:

Most of the shows I had in my watchlist are also available at Viki.com (https://www.viki.com), so I'm not personally suffering much. But I think it's a shabby way to behave. DramaFever had been a going concern with an active fan community since 2009, and as late as this weekend there were no hints a move like this was in the wind.

aspirit
10-19-2018, 12:02 AM
Ahh, seriously?! Though I haven't been there in a long time, I should console my sister-in-law.

Noizchild
10-19-2018, 06:24 AM
Time to look for other services!