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Biden Nominates Former Quibi CEO Meg Whitman to Be Ambassador to Kenya

President Biden has nominated former Quibi CEO Meg Whitman to be the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, the White House said Wednesday. Though Whitman has long been a Republican (she ran for governor of California in 2010 but lost to Jerry Brown), she raised money and endorsed Biden during the 2020 presidential election campaign, and would […]

Quibi “Turnstyle” Lawsuit Settles, Will Transfer Mobile Tech to Eko

Quibi Holdings LLC, the holding company for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s now-shuttered video app Quibi, will transfer its intellectual property and technology for a mobile video feature to Eko, an interactive media company, as part of a settlement to legal disputes each company had levied against one another last year. At the heart of the disputes was […]

How a Start-Up in Cyprus Became the Next Big Thing in Online Content

It started, like most Hollywood success stories do, with a group of Russian programmers and a dream. A dream to create a website about advertising for marketers. “It was super small, and very, very niche,” admits Arthur Mamedov, COO of TheSoul Publishing, which was co-founded by co-CEOs Pavel Radaev and Marat Mukhametov, on the company’s […]

Done + Dusted Hires Former Quibi Exec as it Expands Into Originals

Done + Dusted — the production company that produces live events like the Primetime Emmy Awards, YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special and other event programming — is moving into non-scripted originals as part of an expansion push. The company is adding four new divisions, including originals, which will be led […]

Roku to Add 23 Titles From Quibi Library to the Roku Channel

Roku will add 23 more titles from the Quibi library to the Roku Channel this Friday, including the the Emmy-nominated Mapleworth Murders, a spoof of Murder She Wrote starring Paula Pell, J.B. Smoove and John Lutz. Four of the shows will be new series that never aired on Quibi before the shortform video app shuttered in […]

‘Die Hart’ Star Nathalie Emmanuel on How Action Heroines Have Become “Less Tropey or Stereotypical”

After a series of breakout roles in Game of Thrones, Four Weddings and a Funeral and the Fast & Furious franchise, Nathalie Emmanuel landed her first Emmy nom this year for her performance in the Quibi shortform comedy Die Hart (now streaming as a Roku Original). Appearing opposite fellow Emmy nominees Kevin Hart and John […]

Roku CEO On Quibi Acquisition: “To Be Honest We Just Got a Good Deal”

Roku plans to continue investing in original content, but don’t expect it to compete with Netflix or Disney. “As the scale grows, it just makes sense for us … to do some originals, and to start making some of our own content,” Roku CEO Anthony Wood said Friday. “The reason we do it is quite […]

Kevin Hart Comedy ‘Die Hart’ Renewed at Roku

Die Hart, an action comedy series starring Kevin Hart, has been renewed for a second season — for the second time. The series made its Roku Channel debut on May 20 as part of the library the streaming device maker acquired from defunct shortform streamer Quibi. The pickup — season two will be called Die […]

Roku to Launch Rebranded Quibi Originals This Month

Roku will officially enter the original programming space on Streaming Day. The streaming device maker will officially bow 30 of its rebranded Quibi originals on May 20. All 30 series, including Die Hart, Free Rayshawn and Reno 911, previously aired last year on Quibi, the now-defunct shortform streaming platform. Roku acquired Quibi’s 75-show library in […]

Roku Rebrands Quibi Content Ahead of Originals Launch

The company will rename some 75 shows from the defunct shortform streaming service as 'Roku Originals.'

Former Quibi Execs Join Roku Ahead of Shortform Library’s Launch

Former Quibi senior content executives Colin Davis and Brian Tannenbaum are among those who have joined Roku.

Quibi, Vice Veteran Shawna Thomas Named ‘CBS This Morning’ Executive Producer

Thomas will join the program, which is anchored by Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil, on Feb. 1.