According to information reported by the specialized website Protocol and others, Roku plans to produce its own original content. The initiative takes place months after the company announced the acquisition of the full Quibi catalog globally, after the platform has ended its operations, seven months after its launch.
While no Roku executive has expressed himself on the initiative, the company launched a job search to find a lead production attorney to work on its expanding portfolio of original content, including serials and feature films. In addition, the job position also requires working with purchase agreements, script acquisition, creative hires, production services, and others.
With the acquisition of the Quibi catalog, Roku is adding around 75 original productions produced by Quibi in partnership with different studios. According to Variety, the OTT led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman had received investments close to USD 2 billion from companies such as Disney, NCBUniversal, Viacom, Sony Pictures Entertainment, WarnerMedia, Lionsgate, MGM, ITV and Entertainment One.