[News Corner] The latest trend in Cdramaland: Fansubbing on official Youtube channels

Lately, there’s a new trend to observe: Instead of selling the distribution rights to international streaming sites like Viki or Dramafever, more and more Chinese production and distribution companies seem to choose to upload their dramas on their own official Youtube channels and open them to fansubbing.

Here is a list of the production and distribution companies that I found so far who have uploaded dramas on Youtube:

Hualu Baina Film & TV (HLBN)
YoYo TV (not a production company but a streaming platform)

If you happen to know more, please let me know, so that I can include them in this list!

The question now is whether fans capable of subbing will find those videos and start subbing them. While Dramafever engages paid subbers, Viki is based on fansubbing. What Viki volunteers enjoy, besides simply enjoying subbing, is the team work and communication with other fans who share the same passion, which can even result in long-term friendships. Furthermore, the subbing process on Viki is organized, although by fans, and teams with specific roles for everyone are formed. All this is missing on Youtube. Will people be motivated enough to regularly sub on Youtube? And what about the quality of the subs?

What are your thoughts on this new trend?

9 thoughts on “[News Corner] The latest trend in Cdramaland: Fansubbing on official Youtube channels

    • cdramaaddict says:

      After checking again, it seems like YoYo TV is indeed an official channel. However, there is not a production company behind it, but it is a platform based in China similar to Viki or Dramafever, with the difference that they’re uploading on Youtube instead of uploading on their own website.

    • Breaksk8 (@Breaksk82) says:

      大劇獨播 channel
      Have this c-dramas with eng subs:
      【歡樂頌2】Ode to Joy II;
      【龍珠傳奇】Legend Of Dragon Pearl;

      感谢订阅中剧独播 channel
      Have this c-dramas with eng subs:
      我的前半生 | The First Half of My Life;
      好先生 | To Be A Better Man;
      外科风云 | Surgeons;
      青云志 | The Legend of Chusen ;

  1. pearl says:

    Does anyone know any offical youtube channel where I can watch the following dramas with eng sub or there is any fan who can sub the following dramas on youtube.

    legend of mermaid,beauty private kitchen,romantic kitchen,legend of daiyu,a life time love,ice fantasy destiny,Precious Mother Precious Girl, the gossip girl,edge to happiness,young sherlock,la ma qiao ma,campus beauty,ad mania,scouring marriage,By marriage to remember,my daughter,unbeatable,kung fu mother in law,schemes of a beauty,agent x

    Although I have a long list but am very curious to watch these specially legend of mermaid,beauty private kitchen,agent x, young sherlock,ice fantasy destiny,legend of daiyu,a life time love,edge to happiness.

    please comment and let me know if above mentioned dramas are anywhere with eng sub.
    Thank you

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