Why Quibi failed

The launch and subsequent failure of this supposed Netflix rival tells a poignant story of big money placed in out of touch hands. It seems like a lifetime ago since Quibi officially launched. In the…

Quibi – The Netflix That Never Was – “When a boomer tried to make Netflix” (Video)

Dagogo Altraide from ColdFusion covers the background and reasons founder Jeffrey Katzenberg’s $1.75 billion app failed, as well as the biggest mistakes that lead to Quibi’s closure. Just six months after launching, Quibi has announced…

Quibi is shutting down just six months after launching

After raising around $1.8 billion in funding for original content, short-video streaming platform Quibi is officially shutting down. American film producer, ex-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, co-founder of DreamWorks Animation and founder of Quibi Jeffrey…

Quibi get a price drop and free tier in Australia and New Zealand

In their most desperate attempt to boost subscriber numbers, Quibi drop the price of subscriptions and add a free tier to the short video streaming service. The news dropped via an email to customers in…

Quibi are on track for 27% of its subscriber goal

Prelaunch, Quibi predicted their end of year subscribers at 7.4 million paying users. They are currently on track for under 2 million. In another disappointing week for Quibi, end of year target numbers are not…

Watch Quibi on TV, now with support for Chromecast

Quibi add support for Chromecast on their iOS and Android app, allowing you to stream content to your TV. Quibi initially launched as a short-form mobile-only platform, designed for on the go watching. With at-home…

Quibi cut senior executives pay 10%

Despite a report from the Wall Street Journal, Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg claim no layoffs will be made. Just two months after Quibi launched, seemingly a lack of user growth has lead to the company slashing…

New comedy series on Quibi ‘Royalties’ follows the story of two songwriters

Starring Darren Criss and Kether Donohue, Royalties is a new comedy show coming to short-video-streaming mobile app Quibi June 1st. Written, produced and starring Emmy-winning artist and Glee actor Darren Criss playing Pierce, alongside You’re the Worst…

Quibi’s founder blames lack of users on coronavirus pandemic

After a relatively small number of signups, short-form video app Quibi’s founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has said “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus. Everything.” Former head of Walt Disney Studios and founder of…

Quibi’s new video streaming service officially launches

The new video streaming service that meets YouTube and Netflix in the middle has launched for iPhones. Quibi is short for ‘quick bites’. It’s a new video streaming service that differs from any other. All…