Quibi Tag

By Lucas Shaw July 26, 2020 | In October of last year, I wrote a preview of four new streaming services from some of the world's largest companies, the onset of the so-called streaming wars. That term has proven to be something of a misnomer since the biggest dispute is between streaming services and distributors like Roku and Amazon, not between individual services. But now that all four...

By Lucas Shaw May 17, 2020 | Quibi is off to a rough start.  Don’t take it from me, take it from Quibi's co-founder, Jeffrey Katzenberg. The video app signed up fewer people than it expected in its first month, it failed to account for features those few users would want and it produced "daily essential" programs that are not essential. In an interview with...

By Kelly Gilblom and Emily Chang April 14, 2020 | Quibi Holdings LLC, the upstart streaming service designed for smartphones, plans to let customers watch its shows the old-fashioned way: on television screens. The option may be available in less than six months, Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. Quibi shows, made with big-name talent like Steven...

By Daniel Fienberg April 6, 2020 | Quibi is either launching at exactly the wrong time or exactly the right time. The entire model of the shortform programming streamer founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman was built around providing viewers with "quick bites" — the name, pronounced "Qui-Bee," therefore really ought to be "Qui-Bye" — of drama, comedy, unscripted content and news...

Quibi's programming slate features originals with (l. to r.) Liam Hemsworth, Sophie Turner, Chrissy Teigen and Chance the Rapper. By Todd Spangler March 6, 2010 | Ambitious mobile streamer Quibi is one month away from debut, coming out of the gate with 51 shows and movies — the first major test of whether people will pay for premium short-form content they can watch on smartphones. For...

By Dino-Ray Ramos March 8, 2019 | Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman took the stage at SXSW to discuss their forthcoming short-form mobile streaming service. More accurately, they were defending it — and they unveiled new high-profile Quibi content projects in the pipeline to sell it. The platform launches next April and Katzenberg said they are going to release a...

By Beejoli Shah January 14, 2019 | With his new mobile video startup Quibi, veteran Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is trying to turn short videos for mobile phones into can’t-miss programming. He has promised to stack Quibi with 5,000 10-minute episodes of various movies or TV shows within its first year of launch. But at a time when there’s no shortage...