Warner Bros shuts down DramaFever

DramaFever, the streaming platform service focused on Korean drama and other Asian programming, has shut down its global service on October 16. The announcement was made by Warner Bros in a statement.
“Today, Warner Bros. Digital Networks will be closing its DramaFever OTT service due to business reasons and in light of the rapidly changing marketplace for K-drama content, a staple of the service’s programming,” said the company.
Created in 2009, Drama Fever was acquired in 2016 by Warner Bros from SoftBank group. It offered ad-supported content and a monthly subscription model for USD 5.
On its website, the service thanked its followers. “For nine years, DramaFever offered a place for streaming the best Korean, Chinese and Japanese dramas on-demand, straight to your device. We appreciate the passion of our fans and it’s been a privilege to deliver you this content”.
The news comes after AT&T, owner of WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner), announced its plans to launch a streaming service anchored by HBO as a lead brand, and with content from other brands of the media group.