Vdio launches free Korean TV shows in the wake of Viki’s acquisition

my daughter is going to be thrilled!

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Talk about good timing: Vdio, the video subscription service launched by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, just added around 20 Korean TV shows to its catalog. The shows can be watched for free, in HD, without any ads, and with English subtitles. That move comes just days after news broke that Viki, a site that specializes in this kind of imported TV fare, has been acquired for $200 million.

Vdio’s move into the world of Korean dramas was announced via Vdio’s Twitter account Tuesday. The service is carrying full seasons of Korean shows like That Winter, The Wind Blows and History of the Salaryman as well as in-season episodes for a few currently-running shows, all of which are licensed from South Korea’s SBS. Fans of Korean TV fare might notice that some of these shows are available on Viki and its competitor Dramafever.com as well, which seems to…

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