Quibi Adds Video Gaming and Culture News Show From Polygon and Vox Media

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile-only streaming service will feature shows 10 mins or less

Quibi has added a gaming and culture news show to their growing lineup of news programs, which will be produced by Polygon, Vox Media’s gaming and culture site, the company announced on Tuesday.

The daily news show will cover gaming, comics and entertainment and will also feature interviews and first-look previews at upcoming game releases. The show will air Monday through Friday and will be just seven minutes.

Polygon’s show is the latest title added to Quibi’s “Daily Essential” lineup, which includes programming from ESPN, NBC, “60 Minutes” and Rotten Tomatoes. CEO Meg Whitman has called the quick-hit news segments an “anchor” of the upcoming platform, which launches in April 2020. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Polygon is the gaming arm of Vox Media that also covers gaming adjacent and pop culture news broadly.

Quibi has greenlit dozens of shows from a number of big stars, including Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks, Don Cheadle, Stephen Curry, Anna Kendrick, Idris Elba, Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers, among others. The Los Angeles-based company that comes from DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg recently added a horror anthology series that will feature “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan and Christina Ricci.

Quibi shows will only be available on mobile devices, with each episode running no longer than 10 minutes. The app will cost viewers $4.99 per month for ad-supported viewing, or run $7.99 for ad-free viewing when it debuts next spring.

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