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(Variety)   Quibi's 15 minutes are officially over   (variety.com) divider line
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2020-12-01 3:03:44 PM  
Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes
 
2020-12-01 3:09:25 PM  
Quantum computing will always be arriving shortly before fusion and flying cars.
 
2020-12-01 3:13:49 PM  
10 minutes*
 
2020-12-01 3:14:50 PM  
Quibi never had a chance. 2020 was a cruel biatch,
 
2020-12-01 3:29:51 PM  
Why did Quibi fail? Despite throwing millions at original series, spending up to $6 million per hour of produced content, Quibi simply wasn't compelling enough for consumers to open their wallets - and the app launched amid a burst of new entrants into the streaming wars, including Disney Plus, HBO Max and Peacock.

That's a lot of words to say, "YouTube is free".
 
2020-12-01 3:31:51 PM  
That's a Shane. Some of their content was pretty good. Like Most Dangerous Game or Dummy
 
2020-12-01 3:57:23 PM  
I think the reason it failed may be correlated with my first thought at reading the headline: "What's a Quibi?"

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2020-12-01 4:00:39 PM  
Take talented people and make them do idiotic things

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/literally a "show" based off of an Arrested Development joke (Tobias' graft vs host hair plugs) but pretend its serious.
 
2020-12-01 4:10:16 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Why did Quibi fail? Despite throwing millions at original series, spending up to $6 million per hour of produced content, Quibi simply wasn't compelling enough for consumers to open their wallets - and the app launched amid a burst of new entrants into the streaming wars, including Disney Plus, HBO Max and Peacock.

That's a lot of words to say, "YouTube is free".


I would go with "video can be paused." Quibi's big idea was the equivalent of a voice calling app that automatically ends every call after three minutes because you don't always have time for a 10 minute conversation.
 
2020-12-01 4:18:06 PM  

GardenWeasel: Quibi never had a chance. 2020 was a cruel biatch,


Actually, with all the stay-at-home, you'd think Quibi would have stood a fighting chance.

Quibi is another example of not letting some big corporate folks do startups. They don't understand the zen of flowing with what the market wants, and instead think they KNOW what the market wants.
 
2020-12-01 4:28:22 PM  

dericwater: GardenWeasel: Quibi never had a chance. 2020 was a cruel biatch,

Actually, with all the stay-at-home, you'd think Quibi would have stood a fighting chance.

Quibi is another example of not letting some big corporate folks do startups. They don't understand the zen of flowing with what the market wants, and instead think they KNOW what the market wants.


I think it was a big obstacle for them. My impression was the short, phone-sized episodes were designed for people commuting, waiting in line, killing a little time before a show started, waiting for friends. That kind of idle time away from home drastically dropped for most people.

There's still plenty of idle time, but most at home where you may have a better & shareable display.
 
2020-12-01 4:34:12 PM  
Just gonna leave this here:

We Have To Talk About Quibi - SOME MORE NEWS
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This was a scam from the start.
 
2020-12-01 4:36:34 PM  
Jack Sparrow House sounds, uh, interesting.
 
2020-12-01 4:54:13 PM  

dericwater: GardenWeasel: Quibi never had a chance. 2020 was a cruel biatch,

Actually, with all the stay-at-home, you'd think Quibi would have stood a fighting chance.

Quibi is another example of not letting some big corporate folks do startups. They don't understand the zen of flowing with what the market wants, and instead think they KNOW what the market wants.


People often don't know what they want.

Everyone knew they needed a cell phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard back in 2007.
 
2020-12-01 5:07:44 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Why did Quibi fail? Despite throwing millions at original series, spending up to $6 million per hour of produced content, Quibi simply wasn't compelling enough for consumers to open their wallets - and the app launched amid a burst of new entrants into the streaming wars, including Disney Plus, HBO Max and Peacock.

That's a lot of words to say, "YouTube is free".


This, plus Quibi was designed around killing time while out and about. Once people were stuck home, the inability to watch the content on the TV became a massive liability. Most people when given the choice to watch something on their phone or on their TV will pick the TV every time. Youtube is free, can work on a smart TV, phone, or computer, and has a ton of content. Most of the other paidstreaming services are the same. Being phone-only was a stupid move.
 
2020-12-01 5:46:34 PM  
The what now?
 
2020-12-01 7:03:58 PM  

Kegluneq: Just gonna leave this here:

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This was a scam from the start.


Cripes, who cares enough about Quibi to watch a 20 minute video? Industry insiders I guess?
 
2020-12-01 7:20:57 PM  
I wanted to check out the new Reno 911 stuff, but not enough to figure out what a quibi was.
 
2020-12-01 7:54:00 PM  

dericwater: GardenWeasel: Quibi never had a chance. 2020 was a cruel biatch,

Actually, with all the stay-at-home, you'd think Quibi would have stood a fighting chance.

Quibi is another example of not letting some big corporate folks do startups. They don't understand the zen of flowing with what the market wants, and instead think they KNOW what the market wants.


There is no way I have the patience to watch five to ten minute clips on a small screen with two minute advertising in between each clip.

One "episode" was 5 to 10 clips. It was ridiculously annoying.
 
2020-12-01 8:09:46 PM  
I thought one of the big reasons was the <10 minutes run-times allowed them to avoid union acting rules or something which pissed off a lot of the industry.

Anyway, never watched Quibi. Only time I actually heard anything about what's on it was yesterday with the (false) claim about one of their most famous shows: Jack Sparrow House

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2020-12-01 8:26:19 PM  

bhcompy: Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes


They'll pop up elsewhere, like Cobra Kai and Wayne did when YouTube decided that producing scripted television was a stupid idea.
 
2020-12-01 8:31:54 PM  

weddingsinger: Take talented people and make them do idiotic things

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/literally a "show" based off of an Arrested Development joke (Tobias' graft vs host hair plugs) but pretend its serious.


It's an actual folktale:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_G​o​lden_Arm

I actually watched it for the hell of it during the free trial I signed up for to watch Reno 911, and when you watch everything in context it is a little more obvious that Sam Raimi was going for a campy tone, and it was never intended to be watched non-ironically. He inferentially set out to make it like a cheesy horror film that would be mocked by Joel and the robots. He probably should have gone for more of of a grindhouse style cinematography to really drive it home.
 
2020-12-01 9:24:56 PM  
15 seconds
 
2020-12-01 10:16:00 PM  

Mad_Radhu: bhcompy: Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes

They'll pop up elsewhere, like Cobra Kai and Wayne did when YouTube decided that producing scripted television was a stupid idea.


Quibi has a 2 year lock.
 
2020-12-01 10:59:04 PM  

HempHead: Mad_Radhu: bhcompy: Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes

They'll pop up elsewhere, like Cobra Kai and Wayne did when YouTube decided that producing scripted television was a stupid idea.

Quibi has a 2 year lock.


What is left of Quibi will probably sell the rights to their content to another service for pennies on the dollar, if the contacts don't already have a clause that releases the creators from the contract in the event of the service shutting down. They'll try to recoup some of the value of their "assets" if they can.
 
2020-12-01 11:58:31 PM  

Mad_Radhu: HempHead: Mad_Radhu: bhcompy: Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes

They'll pop up elsewhere, like Cobra Kai and Wayne did when YouTube decided that producing scripted television was a stupid idea.

Quibi has a 2 year lock.

What is left of Quibi will probably sell the rights to their content to another service for pennies on the dollar, if the contacts don't already have a clause that releases the creators from the contract in the event of the service shutting down. They'll try to recoup some of the value of their "assets" if they can.


Nope.  They already tried to sell them to Apple, WarnerMedia, Facebook, and NBCUniversal.  Nobody wants them.

The projects Quibi picked up were already turned down by everyone else, that's why they ended up at Quibi.
 
2020-12-02 12:36:15 AM  

HempHead: Mad_Radhu: HempHead: Mad_Radhu: bhcompy: Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes

They'll pop up elsewhere, like Cobra Kai and Wayne did when YouTube decided that producing scripted television was a stupid idea.

Quibi has a 2 year lock.

What is left of Quibi will probably sell the rights to their content to another service for pennies on the dollar, if the contacts don't already have a clause that releases the creators from the contract in the event of the service shutting down. They'll try to recoup some of the value of their "assets" if they can.

Nope.  They already tried to sell them to Apple, WarnerMedia, Facebook, and NBCUniversal.  Nobody wants them.

The projects Quibi picked up were already turned down by everyone else, that's why they ended up at Quibi.


Not even Crackle was interested?
 
2020-12-02 5:54:46 AM  

HempHead: Mad_Radhu: HempHead: Mad_Radhu: bhcompy: Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes

They'll pop up elsewhere, like Cobra Kai and Wayne did when YouTube decided that producing scripted television was a stupid idea.

Quibi has a 2 year lock.

What is left of Quibi will probably sell the rights to their content to another service for pennies on the dollar, if the contacts don't already have a clause that releases the creators from the contract in the event of the service shutting down. They'll try to recoup some of the value of their "assets" if they can.

Nope.  They already tried to sell them to Apple, WarnerMedia, Facebook, and NBCUniversal.  Nobody wants them.

The projects Quibi picked up were already turned down by everyone else, that's why they ended up at Quibi.


Put them on Fark TV?
 
2020-12-02 7:04:29 AM  
When I first checked them out, it was pretty clear I wasn't their target audience.  I only have a smartphone because my wife could never remember I could only receive texts and not emails.  99% of the time, it's plugged in and ignored.  There's no way I'm going to subscribe to a service that requires me to be tethered to my phone.  Had there been an option to stream it via a PC web browser, the same as we stream Netflix, Amazon, etc., I probably would have checked it out.
 
2020-12-02 10:37:23 AM  

HempHead: Mad_Radhu: HempHead: Mad_Radhu: bhcompy: Only thing I care about on there is the new Reno 911.  Wonder what's going to happen to those episodes

They'll pop up elsewhere, like Cobra Kai and Wayne did when YouTube decided that producing scripted television was a stupid idea.

Quibi has a 2 year lock.

What is left of Quibi will probably sell the rights to their content to another service for pennies on the dollar, if the contacts don't already have a clause that releases the creators from the contract in the event of the service shutting down. They'll try to recoup some of the value of their "assets" if they can.

Nope.  They already tried to sell them to Apple, WarnerMedia, Facebook, and NBCUniversal.  Nobody wants them.

The projects Quibi picked up were already turned down by everyone else, that's why they ended up at Quibi.


Literally none of this is true.  Literally none of it.  Not a single word.  Not a single letter.

Granted, most of it will likely just die... but I'm sure SOME of it (like Reno 911) will swing somewhere else.

Sophie Turner did a show, I'd kinda like to see that.  Even if it's not great... I mean, come on.  It's Sophie Turner.
 
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