Things may be pivoting for poor old Quibi, with Variety revealing that its proprietors may have hit on a progressive new route for watchers to devour spilling content: on their TVs. The entire thought behind Quibi was that it was based around light meals of substance that were intended to be watched on telephones, as while riding a transport or sitting tight for an arrangement, however with the pandemic going on, individuals haven’t actually been riding transports or hanging tight for arrangements—which Quibi prime supporter Jeffrey Katzenberg has accused for the trouble it has had getting endorsers of sign up.
Presently, however, Variety says Quibi is in early talks with both Roku and Amazon to build up a Quibi gushing application for Roku gadgets and Amazon’s Fire TV that would permit you to watch Reno 911!, Dishmantled, and that “Golden Arm” thing on your TV. The Amazon talks just “recently picked back up” and the Roku talks are “very early,” so dislike you’ll be downloading these new applications tomorrow, however they are in any event being thought of. Or if nothing else they are as per Variety’s sources, as the story says an agent for Quibi didn’t offer a remark on any alleged talks with Roku or Amazon.
Obviously, regardless of whether this occurs, it probably won’t be sufficient to understand Quibi’s monetary misfortunes. As we announced yesterday, the billion-dollar startup may need to raise another $200 million or so before the following year’s over so as to keep afloat. Our recommendation: Charge $1 million for the Roku application. Some Lt. Dangle superfans will fix everything.