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Bell partners with on-the-go streaming service

Media | 03/05/2020 4:23 pm EST

BCE Inc. has joined forces with yet-to-launch mobile streaming service Quibi SA, signing a deal to be its exclusive Canadian news and sport provider. Quibi -- the name is an amalgam of "quick bites" -- will launch on April 6. The service is founded by former Walt Disney Studios chairman and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and headed by former Hewlett Packard and Ebay CEO Meg Whitman. The Wall Street Journal reports Quibi has raised $1.75 billion USD prior to its launch.  Quibi plans to unveil 175 new original shows, all with episode run times of 10 minutes or less,...