Roku has yet to tell viewers whether they'll need to turn their TVs sideways.
Roku has snapped up Quibi’s vast library of short-form content and will bring it to the free Roku Channel later this year.
Quibi will no doubt go down as one of biggest entertainment failures of all time, but the content that was created for the ill-fated platform won’t just disappear into the aether. Following Quibi’s shutdown at the beginning of December, Roku has announced that it will be the new home of Quibi’s various shows, with this content being added to The … Continue reading
Quibi, the failed mobile-first streaming service, never even had an app for Roku before it collapsed.
Mobile app spending spiked in 2020, as stay-at-home orders forced people to change the way they shopped and entertained themselves.
According to recent reports, Roku is in talks to buy up the content of mobile-first streaming platform Quibi.
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Failed mobile-first streaming service Quibi is in advanced discussions to sell the rights to its content library to Roku, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report doesn’t indicate a potential price for the acquisition, and notes that the two parties may not reach a deal.
If it were to happen, the deal could give the Roku Channel exclusive access to Quibi’s slate of programming. None of Quibi’s shows ever really took off, but Roku may feel that the content would stand a better chance when available on the best-selling streaming devices in the US.
Quibi announced it was shutting down back in October, just six months after its much-hyped launch. The service was headed by former HP CEO Meg Whitman and former Disney chairman and...
Streaming became the centerpiece. The TV ad market became flexible. Production became remote. And Quibi became the first casualty of the streaming wars.
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On the one hand, YouTube TV raised its price once again after the launch of Peacock and HBO Max.While on the other, Quibi took a step back in just six months.T-Mobile has come up with a streaming platform name TVision, which is a service similar to YouTube TV.Fortunately, you can stream on TVision via its Android, iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, Google TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV.TVision comes with a few different parts, including TVision Live TV.These channels include Disney, Cartoon Network, ESPN, CNN, and other local networks.Not only this, but TVision also offers access to three streams at the same time and a cloud DVR of 100 hours.Additionally, TVision Live offers two additional packages, as mentioned below:TVision Live TV+: It offers forty or more channels for streaming.Same as TVision Live, this package allows you three simultaneous streams and 100 hours of cloud DVR.TVision Live Zone: If you are looking for more channels and don’t want to opt for the two packages mentioned above, this is the one for you.
Advertisers bought into a vision — and a deal structure that offered little safety net if that vision wasn't realized.
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Remember Quibi, short-lived media company and purveyor of bizarre shows like Murder House Flip and a horror anthology featuring a golden arm? It’s only been a little over a week since the mobile-first, shortform streamer announced it was shuttering, but already the first of its unreleased shows has found a new home: Lil Yachty’s dramedy, Public Figures, is headed to HBO Max. It seems pieces of Quibi might live on — whether you watched it or not.
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s efforts to sell Quibi outright to big companies like Apple and WarnerMedia was one of the first indications that things were about to go bottoms up at the young company. The attempts that followed to sell off Quibi’s unreleased content all but confirmed the...
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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman led the company, which missed warning signs and took costly missteps in the leadup to and after its debut.
Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching, raised $1.75 billion, but failed to attract subscribers.
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It’s Friday, which means there’s a new episode of The Verge’s flagship podcast The Vergecast. Hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to the various Verge reporters who have been closely following the three biggest tech stories this week for an in-depth discussion.
First up, Quibi, the short-form video streaming service, announced it was shutting down after only debuting 6 months ago. Verge reporter Julia Alexander stops by to discuss the many possible reasons for Quibi’s demise and who is taking the blame.
Senior reporter Adi Robertson then joins in to talk about the antitrust charges Google is now facing from the Department of Justice. Adi breaks down what the specific charges are, Google’s reaction, and what means for the future of...
In a short blog post, Quibi said: "At this time we do not know if the Quibi content will be available anywhere after our last day of service."
Quibi’s demise may not spur a recession of the premium short-form video market, but rather a correction.
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The countdown to Quibi's final days has begun.
Quibi's failure ultimately comes back to a slate of content that did not break through with its target audience of 25- to 35-year-olds.
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