Quibi launched last year as a streaming service designed for mobile viewing; all content could be watched in portrait mode, and episodes were never more than a few minutes long. The unique gimmick wasn't enough to save the service, which shut down in December, but now the remains of Quibi might be snatched up by Roku.
The Roku Channel started off as the streaming equivalent of the DVD bargain bin at your local Walmart, but it was free for anyone who owned a Roku streaming device. Earlier this year, Roku started adding external (paid) services to the channel, allowing users to watch Showtime and Starz content without downloading additional channels. Now two more subscriptions are on the way — HBO and Cinemax.