Quibi, the short-form, mobile-focused video service that Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg very first meant in 2017, formally released on Monday. After years of star-studded content statements, not to mention$1.75 billion in funding, it may have been difficult for Quibi to measure up to expectations. And undoubtedly, it divided the hosts of the Initial Material podcast. None of us was absolutely won over, however Anthony and Jordan saw something to appreciate in
Quibi’s aspiration, and thought there was promise for the initial lineup of programs– especially the reality programs like”Chrissy’s Court”and “Punk ‘d,” which really seem to benefit from the restraints of the short episode format.
There are some interesting scripted titles too, however even the programs we liked– particularly the Liam Hemsworth thriller “The majority of Unsafe Video game”– seemed like they ‘d be much better on a larger screen, with a more standard running time.
Darrell, meanwhile, delighted in a few of the material, however he was more convinced that the whole business is a huge folly. In his view, the only way to make Quibi work is to take a looser technique to length and to bring the app to other devices.
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And if you ‘d like to skip ahead, here’s how the episode breaks down:0:00 Intro
0:27 “Star Trek: Picard” listener reaction
6:04 Quibi impressions
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