Quibi’s shutdown will take place ‘on or about’ Dec. 1

Quibi’s streams will finish “on or about” Dec. 1. 

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Quibi’s is closing up store and now now we have an thought of when the corporate will cease streaming its brief, fast movies. In a customer support article posted Thursday, the corporate revealed that it expects to cease “streaming on or about December 1, 2020.” 

The corporate goes on the thank clients for “giving us a chance to entertain you,” referring all questions in regards to the shutdown to its [email protected] e-mail tackle. The submit additionally acknowledges that the streaming service doesn’t know the place Quibi content material will land after the service shuts down, directing folks to comply with #Quibi on Twitter for updates. 

The submit comes a day after information broke that Quibi could be shutting down operations less than seven months after launch. The corporate had raised $1.75 billion from buyers and had the backing of main actors, administrators and Hollywood studios for its primarily mobile-focused movies out there in an app for $5 per 30 days for its least expensive tier and $eight per 30 days for an ad-free model. 

The premise by no means took off, one thing that was acknowledged by founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman acknowledging in a joint open letter printed on Wednesday. 

“Quibi was a giant thought and there was nobody who wished to make a hit of it greater than we did,” they wrote. “Our failure was not for lack of making an attempt; we have thought-about and exhausted each possibility out there to us,” including that they wished folks to know that they “didn’t surrender on this concept and not using a combat.”   

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Eli Blumenthal