Roku is in talks to purchase the rights to Quibi’s content material, so there could also be life left for the mobile-only streaming service but.
Quibi, the streaming service the place you watch 10-minute episodes of unique exhibits all in your cellphone, just lately shut its doorways after failing to achieve traction following a weak launch early in 2020. Perhaps they thought everybody being at house throughout the pandemic would work of their favor, however regardless of some high quality exhibits and heavy-hitting actors, it by no means took off.
Before it closed, Quibi fought tooth and nail for anybody to purchase their firm and content material, however it didn’t work. However, it seems like Quibi continues to be hanging on with what little struggle they’ve left. According to The Wall Street Journal, Roku is in talks to purchase the rights to Quibi’s content material.
If this plan really goes by means of, I may be one of many very few folks on the market who can be enthusiastic about it. Sure, not each Quibi present was spectacular, however that they had some hidden gems in there which I’d like to see return. After all, Most Dangerous Game starring Liam Hemsworth snagged two Emmy nominations earlier this 12 months, so it wasn’t all unhealthy.
The particulars of the deal are nonetheless fuzzy. We don’t know which exhibits would proceed or which stars return. But no matter occurs, I’m glad to see that Quibi nonetheless has some struggle left in it and will probably be curious to see how this performs out within the coming days and months forward.
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