Quibi only existed for about eight months but it did have some very interesting and entertaining content, so Roku is giving it a new home…
Remember Quibi? If not, that’s okay, because it never gained much popularity. In fact, it only existed from April 2020 to December of the same year. This, after it raised an eye-popping $1.75 billion from various investors.
Though it ran for merely eight months, it did manage to amass an impressive library of content — content that enjoyed Emmy nominations, like
Roku is Bringing Quibi’s Content to its Platform in 2021
Quibi was founded in LA by Jeffrey Katzenberg in August of 2018, under the original name of NewTV. Meg Whitman came on as CEO and it gained a lot of buzz prior to its launch. But, it fell well-short of its subscription projections and was forced to shut down after its short run from April to December 2020. Roku writes on its blog:
“Content from Quibi, the home for movie quality original entertainment from today’s biggest stars, is moving to The Roku Channel. In 2021, the quick bites and big stories made famous on Quibi will be available to stream on The Roku Channel, giving you access to hundreds of hours of new content. More importantly, all of this amazing content will be available to you for free.”