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The worst part about using YouTube as a free service is the 5- or 15-second non-skippable ads that play before many videos — but at least using YouTube is free. Quibi’s ad-supported tier will also run non-skippable pre-roll ads at launch. But unlike YouTube, it’ll cost subscribers $4.99 a month.
Quibi, a shortform video streaming service, partnered with 10 companies for exclusive ads in the streamer’s first year, according to Axios: Progressive, Discover, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, AB InBev, Taco Bell, Pepsi, T-Mobile, Google, and Walmart. The partnership means a company like Google could run ads for YouTube, one of Quibi’s competitors. T-Mobile also partnered with Quibi to exclusively carry the streamer on its network, making it…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts