Tag Archives: Quibi

Quibi’s Short Life is Over (Engadget)

Less than eight months after it arrived, the streaming service is dead.... More

Quibi’s Demise Spurs Hand-Wringing for TV Partners (Variety)

The demise of Quibi, the short-form video service led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, will cause complications for a wide range of TV partners who supplied new and often inn... More

Report: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Looking to Sell Itself, Among Other Possible Options (Variety)

Quibi is exploring “strategic options” including a potential sale, the Wall Street Journal reported. vLaunched in April 2020, Quibi has raised about $1.75b from major studios a... More

Quibi Places Free Episodes on YouTube as Streamer Looks to Grow Subscribers (LA Times)

After months of positioning itself as a premium subscription platform, Hollywood streaming service Quibi is now making some of its shows available for free on YouTube. The move com... More

Quibi Hits 1.7M Downloads in First Week (THR)

Mobile video service Quibi had 1.7 million downloads during its first week, according to CEO Meg Whitman. Quibi, which offers shortform episodic programming, was designed to be vie... More

Why the People Behind Quibi are so Confident (The Atlantic)

The video platform is backed by dozens of Hollywood A-listers and executives. But its launch during a global pandemic will be the real viability test.... More

Quibi Launches Mobile Streaming Service in the Middle of the Quarantine Era (TechCrunch)

Quibi, the much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment, is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more than two years, than... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi is Ready to Launch, but Will Viewers Bite? (Variety)

Quibi has spent more than $1 billion so far gearing up for what founder Jeffrey Katzenberg touts as a category-defining pay-TV service of the future, uniquely built for smartphones... More

Quibi Sets 50-Show Launch Slate (THR)

Short-form streamer Quibi has set its initial lineup of shows for its April 6 launch — and it's a long list. The mobile-centric platform will debut with 50 shows, tilted heavily ... More

Quibi’s Streaming Service App Launches in App Stores for Pre-Order (TechCrunch)

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its �... More

Can Quibi Build a Brand From Scratch Amid Stiff Streaming Competition? (Next TV)

Quibi is trying to create a unique approach to entertainment, focused on mobile, short-form, episodic video displayed through an innovative “turnstile” interface that fills you... More

Quibi’s Giant Bets (Monday Note)

Quibi is the boldest venture Hollywood has seen in its recent history. It involves multiple breakthroughs in every area: narrative, production and the business model. Here is a bre... More

Quibi is Either a Clever Gimmick or the Future of Entertainment (Gozmodo)

The new streaming service, dreamed up by Jeffrey Katzenberg, founder and CEO of Dreamworks and one of the architects behind Disney’s golden age in the early ‘90s, is a mobile-f... More

Quibi Versus the World (The Verge)

Can Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman change everything about video on your phone?... More

Quibi Bets on a Future of Quick Clips, Tiny Screens (Wired)

TV, but on phones! You know—for kids? That’s it. That’s the pitch. The company making that pitch is called Quibi—a portmanteau of “quick bites.” Its product: less-than-... More

CES 2020: Whitman, Katzenberg Reveal Final Details on New Streaming Service Quibi (CNBC)

Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed the final details of their streaming service Quibi. The service will launch on April 6 for $4.99 per month with ads or $7.99 per month f... More

Quibi Inks Deal With T-Mobile Ahead of Launch (THR)

Quibi has found a wireless partner for its spring 2020 launch. The mobile video startup has inked a deal with T-Mobile that will make the Washington-based company the exclusive tel... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Picks T-Mobile as Wireless Launch Partner (Variety)

Quibi, the short-form mobile TV service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, announced a pact with T-Mobile to be the official telecommunications partner for its April 2020 launch. T-Mob... More

Quibi Makes a Deal With ESPN (NYT)

The sports network, part of the Walt Disney Company, has agreed to join the likes of NBC News in providing content for the soon-to-launch short-form video platform from Jeffrey Kat... More

With 4 UK Shows, Including BBC Global News, Quibi Steps Up Global Ambitions (Digiday)

Quibi’s deep pockets are stirring up excitement among U.K. creators, but there’s a cautious undercurrent about how the platform will spin commercial success from short-form vid... More