Curiosity Stream

Sky History & The History Channel order WW2 doc ‘U-Boat War Gamers’

A+E Networks UK and ZDF Studios have partnered on U-Boat War Gamers (working title), to premiere in the UK on Sky History in February 2023, and on The History Channel in Eastern Europe, Poland, Nordics, Middle East, South Africa, Italy and Germany next year. Produced by UK indie World Media Rights for ZDF in Germany […]

PBS Distribution hires Curiosity Stream & Discovery alum for content partnerships

PBS has hired a former VP of programming at Curiosity Stream to work across its distribution operations. Devin Cheema becomes director of content partnerships at PBS Distribution, having previously spent almost six years at US-based streamer Curiosity Stream. She joined in 2015 as SVP of operations before moving up two years later to become head […]

ZDF Studios & Curiosity explore ‘Restless Planet’ in co-pro docuseries

ZDF Studios subsidiary ZDF Digital has partnered with Curiosity and ZDFinfo for Restless Planet (working title), a new science series exploring the history of the world. The 5 x 50-minute Curiosity original science documentary series spans 4.5 billion years when Earth was first formed through to the modern day, exploring the dramatic history of our […]

Curiosity Stream scopes out wartime docudrama ‘War Gamers’

Global factual outfit Curiosity has acquired War Gamers, a new six-part docudrama for its streaming service Curiosity Stream. Produced by UK-based World Media Rights, the 6 x 50-minute series tells the story of the women naval ratings (WRENS) who analysed how German U-Boats were so successful at sinking Allied shipping in the trans-Atlantic convoys in […]

News round-up: Curiosity orders Impossible Factual trio; RMC Decouverte unearths Mayan docuseries; ‘Kangaroo Beach’ hops back

Curiosity orders Impossible Factual trio Curiosity has ordered three new documentary series from UK indie Impossible Factual, totalling 22 hours of programming, for its streamer Curiosity Stream. The commissions include History: The Interesting Bits, an 8 x 60-minute series narrated by Alexander Armstrong that incorporates animation, archival material, and expert opinions on some of the big […]

Curiosity Stream & ZDFE set up female-driven WW2 docuseries ‘War Gamers’

Curiosity Stream and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) have linked up on a six-part docuseries exploring how a group of young women defeated the Nazis’ attempts to sink Allied boats during the Second World War. War Gamers (6 x 50 minutes) is being produced by World Media Rights in association with coproducer ZDFE and Curiosity Stream, […]

ZED, CuriosityStream reveal ‘Prehistoric Worlds’

French independent producer/distributor ZED has revealed a first look at Prehistoric Worlds, its 90-minute special that is being coproduced with US SVOD CuriosityStream, France 5 and NHK in Japan. The show will feature CGI and virtual effects that are designed to recreate the animal and plant worlds that lived at that time, with the show […]

Zed to rep CuriosityStream SVOD originals

Zed will shop selected originals from CuriosityStream, the factual SVOD service created by Discovery founder John Hendricks. France-based indie distributor Zed has taken international rights to CuriosityStream’s 3x52mins 4K series Deep Time History, 3x52mins series Digits and space one-off Pluto: Beyond the Fly By. It has already sealed deals for some of the above mentioned. […]

Drive deals for Why Are We Here?

Drive, the UK funding and copro specialists that recently set up a distribution arm, have sold four-part science doc Why Are We Here? to several broadcasters. The series follows Oxford Physics Professor Ard Louis and science filmmaker David Malone as they investigate the meaning of life. It was funded by The Templeton World Charity Foundation […]