Led by CEO Meg Whitman and Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi brings together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood to create a unique technology platform that delivers a premium entertainment experience that is fully optimized for mobile video viewing.
Launched in April of 2020, Quibi is working with top Hollywood creators who are developing original shows featuring the world’s biggest stars. Quibi is delivering all-new, must-see movies-in-chapters from Steven Spielberg, Kevin Hart, Catherine Hardwicke, Sam Raimi, Veena Sud, Antoine Fuqua, Lena Waithe, Guillermo Del Toro, Jason Blum and more. Quibi aims to entertain, inform and inspire consumers with premium content delivered in five- to ten-minute chapters — with content spanning comedy and drama to reality and documentaries. Quibi also offers a full range of daily news, sports, culture and lifestyle shows — designed specifically for mobile — by leading news and entertainment brands including CBS, NBC, ESPN, Telemundo and BBC.
Quick Bites. Big Stories.
- Founded 2018
- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Founder & Chairman
- Meg Whitman, CEO
How It Began
Quibi brings together the convenience of mobile video with the premium content that Hollywood is famous for, delivered in chapters — or quick bites — that fit perfectly into consumers’ lives. Quibi was designed to meet the exploding demand for mobile video. The average consumer is now spending close to 70 minutes watching mobile video every day, up from just six minutes in 2012. Yet very little premium content is being created for mobile viewing that has the same quality one would find at a movie theater, on network or cable television, or on streaming services. Quibi is available for those in-between moments throughout the day — and transforms these moments into time for savoring quality entertainment — with fresh content designed specifically for the screen they hold in their hands.
The fundraise included investments by all of the major Hollywood studios, a number of independent studios, major technology companies and strategic partners. “It is exciting to see Hollywood embracing this new technology distribution platform built for the way we watch today,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Managing Partner of WndrCo and Chairman and Founder of Quibi.