The vast library of Quibi-exclusive content may find a new home on Roku as reports point to the platform purchasing the library.
Does anyone remember that disastrous failure that was Quibi? You no doubt saw the ads for one or two of its shows and probably saw a ton of news surrounding its projects. In case you haven’t heard of it because really the ads were not enough, the platform was a mobile-first streaming service that aimed to make short-form content its bread and butter.
In the end, though, it didn’t take long for the streamer to fade into darkness and shut down a mere six months after launching. The core root of its failure is still up for debate, but it’s not hard to say it was at least partially due to the pandemic lessening Quibi’s core demographic – people in lines for coffee or on a bus ride to work.
That leads people, though, to question what will happen to its vast library of dozens of original, short series. Well, reports are signifying that streaming giant, Roku, will acquire the rights to all of Quibi’s properties and content. If true, we may see a great deal of shows that perhaps you wanted to hold off on nabbing a subscription until it started airing.