Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman are slated to hit the CES 2020 keynote stage in Las Vegas to talk up their billion-dollar bet on mobile TV streaming, three months ahead of its scheduled debut.The duo are to deliver a keynote presentation at the annual consumer-electronics convention on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in Park Theater at the Park MGM Hotel. The talk by Quibi execs is part of CES's C Space marketing, entertainment and media...
The Silicon Valley veteran who spent years at Hewlett Packard is making a huge bet that Jeffrey Katzenberg’s brainchild will represent nothing less than a new category in the tech and entertainment space. She leads the well-funded startup, which raised more than a billion dollars for content in its first year. It has also been making headlines for spending a fortune on original content from big-ticket movie and TV talent that will only be watched on smartphones. But Whitman is putting just as much focus on perfecting the Quibi platform, from ensuring algorithm-driven content discovery to auto-correcting brightness for outdoor consumption. In her 10 years as president and CEO of eBay, she grew the company to some $8 billion in annual revenue.