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Nods left on Quibi’s grave, the TV Academy gets Smart, and more takeaways from the 2021 Emmy nominations

Plus: Sci-fi, horror, and heroes duke it out for Outstanding Drama Series; the lure of the biopic; and the broken Variety categories
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Quibi Is Dead but Its Shows — Which Live on via Roku — Just Got Eight Emmy Nominations

Quibi is dead — long live Quibi! The Jeffrey Katzenberg-led mobile premium video service flamed out last year about six months after launching. But its pricey originals just picked up eight 2021 Emmy Awards nominations for three shows — “Reno 911!”, “Die Hart” and “Mapleworth Murders” — the first two of which are currently streaming […]
Tags: News, Awards, Roku, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Emmys, Reno, Hart, Quibi, Reno 911

Why Media Mogul Barry Diller Thinks the Movie Business Is Dead (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Barry Diller made his name in the film industry as the chairman and CEO of two Hollywood studios, Paramount Pictures and what was then 20th Century Fox. Now, he is declaring the industry dead. "The movie business is over," Diller said in an exclusive interview with NPR on the sidelines of the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, a media and technology conference in Idaho. "The movie business as before is finished and will never come back." Yes, tha...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Disney, Fox, Idaho, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Npr, IAC, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Walt Disney Studios, Diller, Barry Diller, BeauHD, Allen Company Sun Valley Conference, WarnerMedia

Why Media Mogul Barry Diller Thinks the Movie Business Is Dead

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Barry Diller made his name in the film industry as the chairman and CEO of two Hollywood studios, Paramount Pictures and what was then 20th Century Fox. Now, he is declaring the industry dead. "The movie business is over," Diller said in an exclusive interview with NPR on the sidelines of the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, a media and technology conference in Idaho. "The movie business as before is finished and will never come back." Yes, tha...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Tech, Fox, Idaho, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Npr, IAC, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Walt Disney Studios, Diller, Barry Diller, Allen Company Sun Valley Conference, WarnerMedia, Quibi

Demi Lovato 10-Minute Talk Show, Rescued From Quibi, Gets Roku Channel Premiere Date

“The Demi Lovato Show,” originally ordered by now-defunct startup Quibi, will finally see the light of day next month on Roku’s free, ad-supported streaming channel. All nine episodes of “The Demi Lovato Show,” with the pop star hosting a range of celebrity guests and experts, are scheduled to be premiere July 30 exclusively on the […]
Tags: News, Roku, Demi Lovato, The Roku Channel, Quibi, Roku Channel Premiere Date

The Demi Lovato Show, Intended for Quibi, Is Headed to Roku

In May, Roku began airing the programming it acquired from Quibi earlier this year--and now the platform is preparing to debut the first series that never actually aired on the short-lived streamer: The Demi Lovato Show. Top line The series, set to premiere July 30 on The Roku Channel, is one of 75 that Roku...
Tags: Advertising, Roku, Connected TV, Roku Channel, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, Quibi, Briefly, Demi Lovato Show Top

‘The Lighthouse’ is Opening in Japan, and Acclaimed Horror Manga Artist Junji Ito Drew Some Awesome Promotional Art

In what seems like a Mad Libs conjured straight from my subconscious, acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito drew an 8-page manga summary of A24’s black-and-white masterpiece in madness, The Lighthouse. The film was slated for release in Japan in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the release to July 2021. The film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as lighthouse keepers, or “wickies,” who become trapped together after a vicious storm. The Lighthouse is full of surreal imagery. Di...
Tags: Art, Comics, Japan, Movies, Horror, Robert Pattinson, A24, Lighthouse, Eggers, ITO, Willem Dafoe, Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse, Junji Ito, Tomie, Quibi

Roku Says Tons Of Folks Are Watching The Shows It Picked Up From Quibi (But It Won’t Say How Many)

“According to Roku, more active accounts streamed a Roku Original in the first two weeks on the Roku Channel than the number of Quibi accounts did on Quibi over the brief nine months of the app’s lifetime. [The claim] seems credible — but it’s not a particularly high bar.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Roku, Roku Channel, Quibi, 06.18.21

Steven Spielberg's Pretty OK With Netflix Now

Steven Spielberg has had an intriguing character arc as of late. He caused a little drama a few years ago for his purported belief that movies made for Netflix that get theatrical award season runs shouldn’t qualify for Oscars. Then he worked with Apple TV and whatever the hell Quibi was. Now, the lauded filmmaker has…Read more...
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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Signs Deal With Netflix; Will Still Release Films Theatrically Through Universal

Steven Spielberg has taken another step into the world of streaming. The acclaimed filmmaker, who once seemed publicly averse to the idea of streaming, has just signed a deal for his Amblin Partners production company to produce multiple movies for Netflix per year. But this doesn’t mean all of Spielberg’s new films are going straight to the streamer. Amblin Partners also has an ongoing deal with Universal for theatrical releases, so this deal appears to be more about Spielberg recognizing that...
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Roku Touts Massive Viewing of Quibi Shows, but Doesn’t Provide Specific Numbers

Roku says its pickup of the 75-plus shows from Quibi, the short-lived premium mobile entertainment startup that went belly-up last year, has paid off beyond its expectations. But as with other streaming companies, Roku isn’t divulging specific metrics for the Quibi programming, which it rebranded as Roku Originals. According to Roku, more active accounts streamed […]
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Roku debuts a 15-minute weekly series that recommends what to watch next

Roku is expanding its programming for its free content hub, The Roku Channel, with today’s launch of its own weekly entertainment program called “Roku Recommends.” The 15-minute show will leverage Roku’s data to highlight the Top 5 titles for viewers to stream that week. While not exactly “original programming” the way that Roku’s recent additions of its acquired Quibi content is, the series will run only on Roku, where it can be found in The Roku Channel and Featured Free, with new episodes eve...
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Sam Raimi-Produced ’65’ Starring Adam Driver Gets a 2022 Release Date

Adam Driver is going to be all over our screens next year. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor remains supremely busy, with projects lined up with Noah Baumbach, Ridley Scott, and more. And one of his many films, a sci-fi thriller titled 65 from the writers of A Quiet Place, is set to come out next summer. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has set a summer 2022 release date for 65, a sci-fi thriller starring Adam Driver and Ariana Greenblatt that hails from Scott Beck and Bryan Wood...
Tags: Movies, Beck, Sony, Sony Pictures, Adam Driver, Skywalker, Sam-Raimi, Raimi, Scott Beck, 65, Release Dates, Bryan Woods, Quibi, Ariana Greenblatt, Beck Woods, Zainab Azizi

Sony’s Adam Driver-Led Sci-Fi Thriller 65 Sets Release Date

(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) According to Deadline, Sony Pictures has officially set the theatrical release date for their upcoming sci-fi thriller titled 65 from the A Quiet Place writing duo and producer Sam Raimi. Starring Oscar nominee Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt (Love and Monsters), and Chloe Coleman (My Spy), the film is now scheduled to make its debut on May 13, 2022. The film’s current release date will see 65 going up against Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ untit...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Sci-fi, Beck, Netflix, House, Oscar, Sony, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Eli Roth, Paramount, Universal Pictures

The Roku Channel is now streaming original shows with stars like Chrissy Teigen and Kevin Hart - here's how to watch for free

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Roku Roku has launched a lineup of free original shows on The Roku Channel. Shows include "Chrissy's Court" starring Chrissy Teigen, "Cup of Joe" starring Joe Jonas, and more. Roku Originals were originally produced for the now defunct Quibi streaming service. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Less than a year after Quibi's shutdown left its catalog of over 75 shows without a home, Roku has ...
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Adult Swim Orders Spin-Off Shows for ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ & More

Adult Swim is already breathing new life into some of their canceled shows by ordering movies for The Venture Bros., Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Metalocalypse. Now they’re expanding their shows even with an order of four new animated digital short spin-offs inspired by Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell. First up, Adult Swim has ordered a Rick and Morty spin-off called The Vindicators. Inspired by the intergalactic crime fighting team ...
Tags: Comedy, Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Georgia, Animation, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Kelly, Snyder, Morty, Rick, Seth Green, Rick And Morty, Robot Chicken, Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland

10 So-Called 'Roku Originals' Actually Worth Watching

Quibi was the largest backed streaming service you never heard of (or maybe never cared about) in early 2020. The hopeful streaming rival featured over 75 new programs starring some A-list celebrities, including Anna Kendrick in Dummy, Kevin Hart and John Travolta in Die Hart, and Laurence Fishburne in #FreeRayshawn,…Read more...
Tags: Anna Kendrick, Kevin Hart, Lifehacks, Laurence Fishburne, John Travolta, Quibi, Die Hart

Roku 'Originals,' Formerly the Dregs of Quibi's Library, Will Debut May 20

Last month, Roku announced it was officially rebranding its Quibi content collection as Roku Originals. Buckle up, because those series are officially set to hit the platform next week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, Streaming, Roku, Liam Hemsworth, Kevin Hart, Internet Television, Vertical Video, Quibi, Entertainment Culture, Internet Broadcasting, Roku Originals, Spielbergs After Dark

Roku Set to Release 30 Quibi Shows for Free

Quibi is coming back from the dead next week… sort of. On May 20, Roku will debut the first batch of Roku Originals — a collection of 30 shows originally produced for Quibi, the short-lived mobile entertainment startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. Roku paid substantially less than $100 million for the assets […]
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Roku will launch original programming fueled by Quibi’s content on May 20

Roku today announced the launch of its own original programming, which will initially become available to viewers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through the media platform’s free streaming hub, The Roku Channel, starting on May 20th. The debut lineup will include 30 titles, including both the scripted and reality programming Roku had acquired from the short-form streaming service Quibi earlier this year, following its shutdown. Quibi, of course, had launched at an inopportune time for a service t...
Tags: TC, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Canada, Roku, Kevin Hart, Chrissy Teigen, Originals, Reno, Streaming Service, Streaming Tv, Hart, Chrissy, Patel

Former Quibi Shows, Rebranded as Roku Originals, Will Debut May 20 on Roku

You can finally watch Quibi content the way it was never meant to be viewed--on the big screen--when those shows, now rebranded as Roku Originals, come to The Roku Channel on May 20. Not all of the 75 series Roku acquired from the short-lived Quibi in January will be immediately available on the platform. For...
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The CW Lands Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot

The CW has officially landed the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot, with Deadline reporting that the reboot will also be produced by the original producers of the series, Stone & Company.   MORE: Edward Norton Joins Daniel Craig & Dave Bautista in Knives Out 2 According to the report, the reboot will see many of its original ideas brought back, including the giant talking Mayan head Olmec, the Moat Crossings, The Steps of Knowledge, and the iconic Temple Run. Team names will also stick to th...
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Roku Paid $98 Million for This Old House Ventures

Roku paid $97.8 million in cash for This Old House Ventures, the home-improvement media company whose shows include “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House.” Roku disclosed the price tag in its 10-Q quarterly filing Friday. The company said it acquired the This Old House business because it “believes the content aligns with The […]
Tags: News, Roku, This Old House, House Ventures, Quibi

What Ever Happened To All Those Quibi Shows? They’re Now ‘Roku Originals’

“The streaming device maker will rebrand the Quibi library, which it bought in January, as Roku Originals in the run-up to debuting them on its free, ad-supported Roku Channel later in the year. Any future original programming will fall under that banner as well. … The Roku Originals library includes some 75 shows” — with expensive talent and production values — “from Quibi, including a dozen that hadn’t been released when Quibi shut down in late 2020,” collapsing after about six months of oper...
Tags: Art, Media, Roku Channel, Quibi, 04.21.21, Roku Originals

Roku Wisely Rebrands Its Soon-to-Debut Quibi Content as 'Roku Originals'

Quibi content acquired by Roku earlier this year will henceforth be known as Roku Originals, a move that should mercifully allow all of us to move on from the memory of Quibi’s spectacular implosion.Read more...
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Quibi Suffers One Last Death as Roku Rebrands Quibi Shows “Roku Originals”

Remember Quibi? It was a magical streaming service where everything was very short! Also, it failed miserably. In January, Roku picked up the library of Quibi titles, but rather than keep the Quibi name, Roku is rebranding everything they purchased as Roku Originals. And thus I think we can finally drive the final nail into Quibi’s coffin. So long, Quibi. You tried your best. I feel bad for Quibi. To be clear: I don’t feel bad for Quibi’s founder, Jeffrey Katzenberg, who is obscenely wealthy...
Tags: Movies, Canada, Roku, Jeffrey Katzenberg, U K, Roku Channel, Variety Roku, Quibi, Roku Originals, Roku Originals Per the Variety

Quibi’s content is coming to Roku as ‘Roku Originals,’ will kick off Roku’s investment in original content

Earlier this year, Roku acquired the program catalog from Quibi, the short-form video app backed by Jeffrey Katzenberg that had failed to gain traction amid the pandemic, despite nearly $2 billion in financing. Quibi had been designed for on-the-go viewing, but launched when users were staying at home — watching TV on bigger screens and for longer periods of time. But now Quibil’s shows will return. Roku announced today that Quibi’s catalog will be rebranded as “Roku Originals,” and will arrive ...
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Roku Is Rebranding Quibi Shows as ‘Roku Originals’

Roku is officially dropping the Quibi name. Roku announced that the content from its January acquisition of Quibi — the short-lived, short-form mobile entertainment startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg — will be rebranded as “Roku Originals.” The 75-plus original shows from Quibi will be available to watch for free on the ad-supported Roku Channel starting […]
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Writers Guild Awards 2021 Winners Include ‘Promising Young Woman’, ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Borat 2’, and More

The winners of the Writers Guild of America Awards for 2021 were announced over the weekend, and the line-up includes several titles that have become awards season mainstays at this point – we’re talking Promising Young Woman, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, The Crown, and everyone’s new favorite, Ted Lasso. Other winners include the quiz show Weakest Link, which is somehow still on the air, Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020, and Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. I guess I’ll continue to bang th...
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Streaming Service Subscriptions Surpass One Billion Across the World

Here’s the least surprising bit of streaming news: for the first time ever, streaming service subscriptions surpassed the one billion mark worldwide. In a year where roughly half a dozen new streaming platforms launched (and maybe even more, because there’s just too many), streaming platforms skyrocketed in popularity, per a new study. A new study conducted by the Motion Picture Association (via Variety) — from its annual theme report conducted to analyze the yearly performance of film, TV, ...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, France, China, Canada, Box Office, North America, Mpa, Charles Rivkin, Netflix/Streaming Video, Motion Picture Association, Motion Pictures Association, Quibi, Motion Picture Association via Variety