Roku Pursues Original Content Strategy, Adds More Quibi
Streaming - Television

Roku said Monday it will add 23 more shows to its collection of “originals” as it tries to build on its ad-supported content strategy. The shows include more of the content it bought from the now...

August 9, 2021

Roku Originals Draw More Viewing In 2 Weeks Than Quibi Did In ...

Roku has revealed viewership data for its original programming, much of which was powered by the acquisition of Quibi’s library last January. Roku Originals launched on May 20, with a lineup of abo...

June 18, 2021

‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Reboot Heading to C...

The CW has announced it has ordered a Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot after it was originally announced to premiere on Quibi. The reboot of the Nickelodeon game show will keep the original ancien...

May 12, 2021

Apple-Sony Deal for Tom Hanks Movie Was Driven by Coronavirus
Streaming - Theatrical

Apple paid Sony about $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the Tom Hanks film “Greyhound,” which cost about $50 million to make. Apple is doing this, as well as shopping for old TV cont...

March 29, 2021

Cameo Surpasses 1.3 Million Videos in 2020
Influencers - Online

The increasingly popular Cameo website closed 2020 with a high portfolio count. More than 10,000 distinctive talents joined the site due to the continuing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wi...

The Nerd Stash
January 21, 2021

Roku in Talks to Acquire Rights to Quibi Shows
Streaming - Television

Quibi, after its high-profile collapse, may be close to landing a deal with Roku to sell rights to its multimillion-dollar lineup of original shows. Quibi, the startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and M...

January 4, 2021

Tech’s biggest losers in 2020
Electronics - Gaming - Health & Beauty - Tech

it’d be easy to just say all of 2020 was terrible and call it a day. But while most of the year was awful for everyone, some things in tech suffered more than others. TikTok, for example, got jerke...

December 15, 2020

TikTok is reportedly testing longer, three-minute videos
Music - Online - Tech

Brevity is the soul of wit — and the heart of TikTok — but the company wants to see if giving people the ability to record longer videos is something its creators want to explore. The company is ...

The Verge
December 2, 2020

Quibi officially fades to black, as projected when founders an...
Streaming - Television

The end credits have finished rolling for Quibi, the ambitious short-form subscription video service that launched last April at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. For the full story, visit...

December 1, 2020

Quibi is officially dead

Despite throwing millions at original series, spending up to $6 million per hour of produced content, Quibi simply wasn’t compelling enough for consumers to open their wallets. As previously announ...

December 1, 2020

Hollywood Grapples With Mass Layoffs as the Biz Redefines Itse...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

This is the winter of discontent for Hollywood workers, as no level of seniority has been spared from the wave of mass layoffs. Warner Bros. has been shaken by two rounds of layoffs and a wholesale r...

November 27, 2020

NBCUniversal Chief says Peacock is ‘opposite of Quibi’

As streamer reaches 22 million sign-ups, Shell said the large library of familiar shows have given Peacock good traction with users. For the full story, visit Variety  -

October 29, 2020

How Quibi’s implosion shapes Jeffrey Katzenberg’s ...

The mogul hoped his short form streaming service would finally make him a Hollywood titan. Instead, the tide rolled back and "left him naked on the beach." For the full story, visit The Hollywood R...

The Hollywood Reporter
October 28, 2020

As Quibi shutters, so goes nearly $2 billion in investments

The mobile streaming startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman has closed just six months after launching. For the full story, visit Variety  -

October 22, 2020

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