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CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi


Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming supplier Quibi, attributable to originate in April, has partnered with CBS News to modernize “60 Minutes”-model programming for the period of chunk-sized video. As an totally different of an hour-lengthy newsmagazine, CBS News will originate “60 in 6,” that will possibly possibly condense actual news tales into six-minute episodes, designed for consumption on cellular gadgets.

The deal will understand 60 Minutes producing one actual story per week, as part of Quibi’s licensing settlement.

“It is a best totally different to reveal 60 Minutes’ type of storytelling, in-depth reporting, and investigative journalism to a up to date viewers,” stated 60 Minutes govt producer Bill Owens, in a remark. “We’re mad to originate ’60 In 6,’ as our digital footprint is extra indispensable than ever,” he stated.

CBS isn’t the precept news companion coming to the upcoming streaming supplier. NBC will kind out a pudgy manufacturing staff completely for its Quibi programming, that will possibly possibly embody a six-minute morning and night time news expose for the supplier. The BBC and Quibi, inside the interim, are establishing an world news expose for millennials that’s 5 minutes in measurement. And ESPN true agreed to dangle a sports activities highlights and news expose.

“60 Minutes has been, is, and should possibly possibly proceed to be the gold customary of storytelling news journalism,” added Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi founder and chairman of the board, in a remark. “Bringing their capacity and sources to a up to date type of storytelling could possibly possibly not be extra charming for us at Quibi,” he stated.

News programming is completely one aspect to Quibi, that will possibly possibly moreover embody a range of leisure choices from enormous-name capacity, cherish Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua and producer Jason Blum, amongst others. Quibi moreover will purpose a expose about Snapchat’s founding, an motion-thriller starring Liam Hemsworth, a abolish thriller comedy from SNL’s Lorne Michaels, a magnificence docuseries from Tyra Banks, a Steven Spielberg panic expose, a comedy from Thomas Lennon, a car-stunt sequence with Idris Elba, a comedy sequence from Trevor Noah, a drama with Queen Latifah, a thriller with Sophie Turner and extra.

Quibi’s premise is taking premium scream and slicing it up into “like a flash bites” (therefore the title), and handing over it to cellular viewers in each horizontal and vertical codecs. The muse, in fact, is to kind a Netflix for the Snapchat know-how. It is a unstable endeavor, provided that the focused demographic — Gen’s Y and Z — is terribly blissful with their Netflix subscriptions for bigger-manufacturing hint leisure, and with YouTube for extra casual video viewing from the creator neighborhood.

Quibi moreover seems to ignore the actual fact that the majority subscription-basically based largely video is aloof watched on TVs, now not cellular gadgets. Inside the interim, on prospects’ telephones, Quibi will need to compete with a fluctuate of other apps and video video games — along with the modern titles from Apple Arcade — as neatly as different time fillers, cherish YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

That stated, having Katzenberg on the helm has launched one methodology of trade toughen to Quibi. The corporate has raised $1 billion from Disney, WarnerMedia, 21st Century Fox and others, and modified into as soon as having a search to use extra. It moreover stated this summer season it had booked $100 million in advert product sales pre-originate.

Quibi will originate in April 2020, and “60 in 6” will likely be available inside the inside the interim. The supplier will hint $5 month-to-month, or $8 to dawdle ad-free.

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