Saturday, December 5

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Quibi closing date set for December 1

The streaming service Quibi, which was created to be designed for “short briefs” of video on mobile devices, has officially announced a shutdown date. According to an updated support document shared by Quibi (via Variety), the company sets the end date for its short-lived streaming service as "on or about December 1, 2020." “Quibi has made the difficult decision to relax. We anticipate that the service will stop airing around December 1, 2020. " read the support article. " “We appreciate the support we have received from our clients and we want to thank them for giving us the opportunity to entertain them. If you have any questions or need help in any way, contact us at [email protected], ”Quibi explains. “At this time we do not know if Quibi content will be available anywhere...
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Quibi will be closed just six months after launch

Surprise: Quibi is dead. Quibi, a mobile-focused short-form video streaming service that struggled to find an audience amid a global pandemic where many people work from home, is shutting down, according to The Wall Street Journal. Since the platform was only available for six months, this makes it one of the shorter-lived streaming services. Several factors are likely to play a role in Quibi's untimely demise, including that a mobile-centric streaming service is pointless when people are at home, that none of its content was compelling enough to attract returning subscribers, and the fact that you can watch shorts form video content on platforms like YouTube and TikTok completely free of charge. It's unclear what will happen to Qu...
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Quibi Apps Launch For Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, But Does Anyone Care?

Originally launched as a mobile-only streaming service in April, Quibi has presented dedicated applications for Apple TV 4 / 4K, Fire TV and Android TV. Quibi has a Canadian content partnership with Bell Media, but the service has so far not gained popularity, with a report that noted in July that it had lost more than 90 percent of early users after free trials expired. Fast forward to October and Quibi has updated a support article to indicate that you now have apps for customers to watch on televisions, instead of using AirPlay or Chromecast (via The edge). According to Information, Quibi tried sell its catalog to NBCUniveral and Facebook, but both companies rejected the offer. Quibi Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg is rumored to be contemplating shutting down the ...
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley delves deep into the beauty industry with Quibi’s ‘About Face’

By Aynslee Darmon. 10 seconds ago Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is bringing Quibi subscribers to learn about the beauty industry. The model presents "About Face," an upcoming series for the new streaming service, all about the startup that built beauty empires like Emily Weiss of Glossier, Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty, Jen Atkin, who is the founder of the line of OUAI hair care, Kylie Jenner and Kylie Cosmetics, makeup artist PONY Syndrome and makeup artist Beyonce Sir John. RELATED: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Talks About Possibility of More Children with Husband Jason Statham: 'We'd Love To' Photo: Quibi RELATED: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Gained 55 Pounds During Pregnancy and Found Losing Weight was 'Very ...
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TikTok star Loren Gray agrees that Trump will ban the app if it is ‘in the country’s best interest’

By Brent Furdyk. 2 minutes ago Quibi Loren Gray has the fourth most-followed account in the world on TikTok, at a time ranked # 1, and has been active in the app since its earliest days as Musical.ly. Gray guessed Quibi's "Musicology with Tim Kash", and spoke about recent threats by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to ban TikTok in the United States. "I feel that whatever happens is the best for the country," the singer explained. RELATED: Loren Gray Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted At 12 "I am very fortunate to have created platforms on other social networks together with TikTok," she said. "I don't think it's a stage to finish a race, but it would be sad," added Gray. The entire conversation can be seen ...
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Quibi finally lets you take screenshots, but it doesn’t work how you might think

Given how Quibi is all about short, bite-sized mobile TV shows, it seemed strange that the streaming service launched without the ability to take screenshots of its content. After all, what better way to spread the word about the struggling platform for free than with memes and funny screenshots? For context, streaming video services like Netflix and Apple TV+ feature DRM that prevents users from capturing screenshots of the apps’ content. This makes it harder to record and pirate TV shows and movies from the services. Still, it seems strange that Quibi also blocked this functionality since it emphasizes mobile so heavily.Of course, it wouldn’t be Quibi if we didn’t give the Twitterverse something to dunk on, so here’s the openin...
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Quibi reportedly lost 92 percent of its earliest users after its free trial period ended

Mobile streaming service Quibi reportedly lost around 92 percent of its early users after its free trial period ended, according to data from Sensor Tower. The firm’s report states that around 910,000 users signed up for the platform in the first few days of its launch in April. Of this number of early users, only around 72,000 remained after their free trials ended. This means that Quibi had an 8 percent conversion rate of early free users into paying ones. When compared to other streaming service early debuts, Quibi’s conversion rate falls short. For instance, Disney was able to convert 11 percent of its 9.5 million early free users in the U.S. and Canada into paying customers. The streaming service has since continued to see gro...
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Quibi Lost 92 Percent of Early Users Following the Expiration of Free Trail

Mobile streaming service Quibi has seen a staggering loss of 92 percent of its early users. In April, the service began offering free trials to its early users. Following the three month trial period, Quibi only saw a conversion rate of roughly eight percent. When Quibi launched on April 6th of this year, the company managed saw a respective 910,000 users sign up within the first few days. As reported by The Verge, of those 910,000 users, roughly 72,000 stuck around. Mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower provided the user numbers, which indicate the service has obtained an eight percent conversion rate during the time of its advent. Sensor Tower has estimated Quibi has been downloaded roughly 4.5 times on mobile devices. While the firm has been accurate in its reports in the past...
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Here’s what’s coming to Quibi in July 2020

Quibi has revealed its lineup of latest unique content material for the month of July. July sixthHowdy America (unscripted, satirical information present) Life Dimension Toys (unscripted motion sports activities collection) Your Every day Horoscope (day by day programming, animated comedy collection from Toronto’s personal Will Arnett)July 20thThe Andy Cohen Diaries (animated comedy with TV host Andy Cohen) Die Hart (scripted, motion comedy collection starring Kevin Hart)July 27thDangerous Concepts with Adam Devine (unscripted collection that includes Adam Devine and celeb visitors) Don’t Look Deeper (scripted sci-fi thriller collection)In the meantime, Quibi gave a style of what to anticipate in August:August third...
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What’s New on Quibi in July 2020

Are you continue to consuming content material from streaming service Quibi? Take a look at the checklist of latest titles coming to Quibi in July 2020: Titles Premiering on July 6:Howdy America  (unscripted, speak present) Life Measurement Toys (unscripted) Your Every day Horoscope (each day programming, animated)Titles Premiering on July 20:Die Hart (scripted, motion comedy) The Andy Cohen Diaries (animated comedy)Titles Premiering on July 27:Don’t Look Deeper (scripted) Dangerous Concepts with Adam Devine (unscripted)And A Few Titles Coming in August:The Fugitive (scripted, motion drama) – August 3 Mapleworth Murders (scripted, comedy) – August 10Whereas Quibi was launched as a mobile-only streaming service, the company added support for AirPlay and Chromeca...