|Area served||United States, Canada.|
|Founder(s)||Farhad Massoudi |
Thomas Ahn Hicks
|Alexa rank||6,778 (Aug 2019)|
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during commercial breaks in between programming. It is the largest independently-owned video service in the United States.
Tubi was founded by Farhad Massoudi and Thomas Ahn Hicks of AdRise in San Francisco, launching in 2014 as a free service. In June 2019 Tubi announced it had over 20 million active monthly users.
Former Fox TV chairman, Sandy Grushow, is an advisory board member. Former Vice Chairman of Lionsgate, Mark Amin, is an investor. The company behind Tubi, Adrise, has raised $4 million in capital. Principal investors include Foundation Capital, Bobby Yazdani, Zod Nazem, SGH Capital and Streamlined Ventures.
Tubi provides more than 12,000 titles, including movies and TV shows from studios such as Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. Tubi uses a real-time bidding platform for advertisers for delivering video ads across various platforms.
In February 2019, Tubi signed a distribution deal with NBCUniversal, which includes 400 TV episodes and movies. Tubi has output deals with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Studio 100, Shout Factory, Nelvana, and DHX Media.
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