Jeffrey Katzenberg


TBI Weekly: It’s Quibi or bust for short-form (Column)

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile-first service Quibi and its growing roster of A-list on and off-screen talent is shaping up to either make or break premium short-form content once and for all, writes Richard Middleton. To say it’s been a busy month for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi would be an understatement. Greenlights […]

BBC Studios invests in Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi

BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has become the latest company to invest in Quibi, the forthcoming short-form service from former Dreamworks exec Jeffrey Katzenberg. Quibi, which is being designed primarily for mobile users and is headed up by CEO Meg Whitman, ordered factual series Fierce Queens (pictured) from BBCS last […]

Short-form streamer Quibi orders Liam Hemsworth thriller

Short-form streaming service Quibi has added to its fast-growing slate by ordering a thriller series starring Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth. The untitled series is being produced by CBS Television Studios with US-based Silver Reel Pictures and is being written by Nick Santora (Scorpion), who will exec produce alongside director Phil Abraham and Gordon Gray. The […]

Quibi teams with MTV Studios to reboot ‘Punk’d’, ‘Singled Out’

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi has partnered with MTV Studios to reboot Punk’d and Singled Out for the forthcoming short-form, mobile-first platform. The two formats will be reimagined for the service, with each receiving a 20 x 10-minute episode order. Producer-distributor STXtelevision is to produce Punk’d in association with MTV Studios, while Singled Out will be solely […]

Katzenberg’s 20-year journey to short-form domination

Jeffrey Katzenberg is the superstar Disney alum who has built a 30-year reputation for the quality of his work as a film executive, producer and media proprietor – and now he’s taking on short-form. He speaks to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about why his work on premium platform Quibi may be his most enduring yet Quibi was […]

TBI Weekly: Old vs. new money face off for unscripted

A wealth of shiny digital entrants may well suggest TV is currently a supplier’s market, but this week’s Realscreen Summit has been an invaluable reminder that sustainable business models in the unscripted world are still lacking, particularly as stalwarts such as Discovery and Nat Geo endure major upheaval.   “Old money” cable networks and broadcasters […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi hires ex-DC Boss, eyes deeper TV presence

DC Entertainment’s former president Diane Nelson has joined Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi – an entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go, mobile viewing, and backed by media companies such as Disney and ITV. Nelson will act as head of operations for the platform, which plans to launch at the end of 2019 after raising over $1bn in […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s New TV platform raises $1bn from major studios

New TV, an entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go, mobile viewing, and backed by major media companies from Disney to ITV, has raised $1bn in its initial funding round. Led by Hollywood studio exec Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman via WndrCo, the holding company Katzenberg founded, the platform attempts to allow leading studios and creative […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg mobile service NewTV gears up with CEO hire

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming mobile video service, NewTV, is nearing launch with the hire of Hewlett Packard’s Meg Whitman as its CEO. Former DreamWorks Animation (DWA) owner Katzenberg has been preparing NewTV (WT) since raising nearly US$600 million last year and then launching media investment vehicle WndrCo. Whitman, currently chief executive and president of computer manufacturer […]

Katzenberg raises $590m for new venture

Jeffrey Katzenberg has created an LA-based media company, WndrCo, raising US$591.5 million for the venture. A regulatory filing reveals DreamWorks Animation founder and former CEO Katzenberg has established WndrCo as a holding vehicle that will invest in various media and technology businesses. Katzenberg’s next role as been the subject of much speculation since he sold […]

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