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The newest edition of “60 Minutes” will have decidedly less time to make its point.
The venerable CBS newsmagazine plans to launch an original weekly program – just six minutes in length – for Quibi, the upstart streaming-video outlet that plans to devise short-form entertainment for mobile audiences. The new “60 in 6” is expected to launch on Quibi in April, and expands the “60 Minutes” brand to a new platform. The program had produced a sports series for Showtime.
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“This is a perfect opportunity to bring ’60 Minutes’ style of storytelling, in-depth reporting and investigative journalism to a new audience,” said Bill Owens, the executive producer of the series, in a statement. “We are excited to launch ’60 In 6′, as our digital footprint is more important than ever.” The show will dedicate a team correspondents and producers to the effort.
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