The streaming devices company Roku has officially launched its ‘Roku Originals’ brand last Thursday, May 20th, with which it strengthens its catalog with titles from the Quibi platform, which has stopped operating a few months after being launched. Earlier this year, Roku confirmed the acquisition of its catalog and, according to information officially reported by the specialized website The Verge, Roku is including 30 of its titles. The offer is initially valid for the US, the UK, and Canada.
In addition to the titles already available, Roku plans to add more Quibi titles to its offering, until completing another 45 productions. Quibi’s original titles catalog includes a total of 75 originals, which can be watched for free and with advertising, through The Roku Channel.
At the time of its launch, Quibi was conceived as a platform with content that lasted at least 10 minutes, to be watched with the screen in landscape or portrait mode. The platform supported two subscription models: one with advertisements, for USD 4.99 per month; and another without ads, for a monthly value of USD 7.99.