CuriosityStream strikes distribution pacts in Africa, NZ and Bahamas

Science streamer CuriosityStream is growing its international reach, striking distribution pacts in Africa, New Zealand and the Bahamas.

Founded by John Hendricks in 2016, the platform features series and feature docs spanning science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle programming. It has now struck deals with DStv’s MultiChoice for Africa, which will begin on 21 November; Sky TV NZ, which launches CuriosityStream on its streaming platform Neon and on-demand service on Sky TV beginning 1 December; and Cable Bahamas, which is to debut the SVOD to REV TV viewers on 11 November.

The deals will continue to grow CuriosityStream’s global footprint and follows recent partnerships in key markets such as Latin America, where CuriosityStream launched on Mexico’s Totalplay.

In August, CuriosityStream also scored wider distribution in the US via broadband operator Altice USA. Under the deal, the platform will be made available to Altice USA’s Optimum and Suddenlink customers, and will also be added to the business’s on-demand platform and mobile apps.

Overall, the deal helps CuriosityStream access around 4.9m customers across 21 US states.

More deals in further territories are expected in the coming weeks.

Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO of CuriosityStream, said: “Our founder John Hendricks created CuriosityStream with the goal of providing the best in original factual entertainment tailored to the needs, expectations and tastes of media consumers around the world. We are keenly focused on collaborating with partners who can help to deliver on that promise for their viewers whenever and wherever they want it.”

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