Quibi Leaps to 2.7 Million Downloads in First 2 Weeks

Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg tells Reuters that TV viewing will be available next month

Quibi has been downloaded more than 2.7 million times since its April 6, the mobile streaming service revealed on Wednesday.

The streaming service, which launched on April 6, pulled in 1.7 million in its first week. It added an additional 1 million in its second. Quibi founders Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg had previously said they would shy away from releasing any kind of subscriber information. The new service is offering a free 90-day trial for people who sign up this month. Afterward, it will cost $4.99 per month for ad-supported streaming and $7.99 per month for ad-free streaming.

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Tim Baysinger

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