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Friday, January 10, 2020

CES 2020

Betting in streaming market: former Disney officer created Quibi and goes out to compete with Netflix  

It was founded in 2018 by Jeffrey Katzenberg, former president of Walt Disney Studios; it received investments from The Walt Disney Company, JP Morgan, Liberty Global and Viacom and in Las Vegas made its official presentation. It's called Quibi and its launching date is April 6 only for smartphones in the United States, at which time it will start competing against Netflix. To date it has reached an agreement with T-Mobile US to group Quibii and has raised US$150,000,000 in advertising.

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Argentina · Satellites05/02/2020

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