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Old 05-12-20, 08:52 AM
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Don't forget also for those who can't handle content beyond 10 minutes.
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re: Quibi Streaming service - RIP 4/6/20 - 12/1/20

When this was launched, I had just assumed that a season of a show would contain a season's worth of content, just stretched out over 30-40 tiny episodes.
Turns out it's like a streaming service's episode count of 10-12 episodes a season, but each only 6-10 minutes long. So you end up with TV "seasons" that run in total as long as a movie or a couple of normal episodes. Really ends up being a paltry amount of content (or at best a streaming-quality movie broken up into 10 or 12 parts).
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Originally Posted by Decker
When this was launched, I had just assumed that a season of a show would contain a season's worth of content, just stretched out over 30-40 tiny episodes.
Turns out it's like a streaming service's episode count of 10-12 episodes a season, but each only 6-10 minutes long. So you end up with TV "seasons" that run in total as long as a movie or a couple of normal episodes. Really ends up being a paltry amount of content (or at best a streaming-quality movie broken up into 10 or 12 parts).
Thats the way I see it too. Really the uniqueness they are trying to push isnít all that groundbreaking. Each season show is really just a movie broken in to chapters. I already watch things like this on Netflix and Prime. I have 15 minutes over lunch? Start watching a movie, 15 minutes in I hit stop, take 20 minute ride home from work, hit play and it resumes where I left off. I think I watched Irishman over a 5 day period this way. Unless itís original programming becomes must see I donít think this service makes it.
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https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/quib...-week-for-ios/

Quibi will launch IOS casting this week. Android will launch in the coming weeks.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Jeffrey Katzenberg is acknowledging that Quibi has disappointing numbers

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1...899187712?s=20
Ha, and Disney+ is citing the opposite. Coronavirus is giving them a massive bump. Estimated subs by 2025 was supposed to be around 126 mil. Now their estimate is 202 million.

https://apple.news/AURI9itlYSXOOwNHsP5v1KQ
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Old 05-12-20, 10:29 PM
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re: Quibi Streaming service - RIP 4/6/20 - 12/1/20

I imagine all these confused 60-something execs at Quibi and Apple TV+ wondering where they went wrong. "But we got Paul Junger Witt! What, the kids aren't into that?"

Yes, I know Paul Junger Witt is dead. Someone tell Quibi and Apple...
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I am a fan of Travel Food shows. I found they have one called Shape of Pasta that I find kind of interesting (as a big pasta fan)
https://youtu.be/TMa6TF-G82U
Just wanted to bump this. Watched a couple more episodes. It's really a nice little travel show. Very sweet with little old Italian ladies who have spent their lives making very unique pastas. It is absolutely worth a watch.
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I imagine all these confused 60-something execs at Quibi and Apple TV+ wondering where they went wrong. "But we got Paul Junger Witt! What, the kids aren't into that?"

Yes, I know Paul Junger Witt is dead. Someone tell Quibi and Apple...
Hey at least Apple TV+ works on a TV and they have a show that was nominated for 3 Golden Globes.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Hey at least Apple TV+ works on a TV and they have a show that was nominated for 3 Golden Globes.
To be fair... Golden Globes They wanted Aniston and Witherspoon to show up to their party, I'm sure.
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New Quibi documentary series coming this week on Donald Sterling and the Clippers - "Blackballed"


https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/...clippers-quibi
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Uh... Blake Griffin couldn't be bothered to contribute to that?
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I know, weird right? Maybe he was just busy, or maybe he felt so burned by the post-Sterling trade of him to Detroit that he didn't want to contribute to this, which I am certain is going to make Doc Rivers and Steve Ballmer out to be heroes.
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The iOS version had an update yesterday. Now you can cast the content from your device to your Apple TV (if you have one)

I streamed it from my iPad to my Apple TV 4K and it worked pretty well. Had a few minor hiccups getting started, but it worked.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
The iOS version had an update yesterday. Now you can cast the content from your device to your Apple TV (if you have one)

I streamed it from my iPad to my Apple TV 4K and it worked pretty well. Had a few minor hiccups getting started, but it worked.
They have some some shows Iím interested in. I wonder if they will add the ability for chrome casting? If so, I might give the free trial a go.
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So a guy who on Instagram, photoshopped himself into a bunch of photos of the Jenners got himself a show based off of those photos.
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I deleted the app and free trial the other day. I just don't see this picking up steam and the concept got stale for me personally.
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I downloaded it the other day so I can binge Reno 911. Once thatís done, Iím deleting the app.
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https://apple.news/AXj4EmwV6Q06-YHZdQT8z-Q

They paid Reese Witherspoon 6 million dollars to read for a couple hours? 😂 Brilliant!
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Sucks in that article to read that people working for Quibi are already facing layoffs.
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https://deadline.com/2020/06/quibi-d...ut-1202950330/

So Deadline says Quibi executives are taking 10% paycuts and are denying the layoff reports.

But, it's still not doing good. With the majority of it's subscribers on 90 day free trials, I can't imagine they are making any money.
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I donít have the service but I see no point now in getting vested in any of their shows. Itís not likely there will be a season 2 of any of them.
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Might as well say no second Episode.
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Maybe Comedy Central can move the Reno 911! episodes to their own service Comedy Central Now.

It is $4 a month but CC gets more money and the new three episode ďseasonĒ is with the previous ones.

It is a shame that some will never be completed like 50 States of Fright.
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You can Chromecast Quibi now:
https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/9/21...rplay-tv-shows
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I used the Chromecast version on my phone to my Nvidia Shield last night and it actually worked really well. I think it was smoother than the Apple Air Play version.


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