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Factual SVOD CuriosityStream strikes distribution deal with Altice USA

John Hendricks’s factual streamer CuriosityStream is getting 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 will help CuriosityStream access around 4.9m […]

CuriosityStream pre-buys ZDF’s ‘Planet of Treasures’

CuriosityStream has pre-bought six one-hour documentary series Planet of Treasures – A History of Mankind from ZDF Enterprises. In the doc, the distinguished Cambridge historian Sir Christopher Clark (The Story of Europe) takes us on a world tour of man-made masterpieces, cultural achievements, and miracles of nature such as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient […]

TCAs: CuriosityStream, Nat Geo, BritBox unveil slates

CuriosityStream finds Speed with Arrow  Media Factual SVOD CuriosityStream – which made its debut at the TCAs this year – has commissioned four-part series Speed from Arrow Media. The series covers engineering breakthroughs that have transformed how fast we can travel on land, in water, through air and into space. The programme spans the 1801 invention of […]

CuriosityStream strikes for Scorpion doc

Factual-focused SVOD net CuriosityStream has acquired a Scorpion TV documentary that looks at birth in a new light, for its global service. The John Hendricks-created platform has tapped UK-based Scorpion for Microbirth, a 1x60mins doc that looks at birthing through microscopic lenses. CuriosityStream has been building out its offer through acquisitions and originals since launching […]

CuriosityStream joins $3.6m 4K doc

Factual-focused SVOD service CuriosityStream has prebought a US$3.6 million blue-chip documentary series from France. The platform joins Arte France and French producer-distributor Zed on Sacred Spaces, which will be produced in 4x90mins primetime, 4x52mins and 15x26mins formats. Shot with 4K cameras, the series will tell the story of humankind and faith through remarkable religious constructs. […]

Scandi pubcasters buy Universum docs

Public broadcasters in Scandinavia have bought documentary programming from Austria’s ORF. DR in Denmark took a selection of Universum-branded docs, including Africa’s Wild West and Wild Venice, which has been a big seller for ORF Enterprises, ORF’s commercial arm. DR and Sweden’s SVT have also committed to ORF’s next 4K two-parter The Canary Islands, which […]

Factual SVOD net, Arte create Living Universe

Subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream and European cultural broadcaster Arte have co-commissioned a science-themed doc series and accompanying feature film. The Living Universe comes from Australian indie Essential Media and Entertainment and French producer-distributor Zed. This comprises a 4x60mins TV series and a 1x90mins feature documentary. Set in the past, present and future, it will look […]

Nature-focused 4K SVOD service launches

A 4K subscription on-demand service that focuses exclusively on nature programming has gone live in 32 territories. Love Nature, which is from Blue Skye Entertainment, has debuted in territories such as the UK, Germany, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland. Platforms offering the 4K service include Amazon Fire TV, Nexus Player, Philips Android TV, Roku […]

CuriosityStream launches on Amazon Fire TV

CuriosityStream, the factual video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices. CuriosityStream president Elizabeth Hendricks North described the Amazon launch as a “significant milestone for the service”. “Consumers can now access the service in their living rooms, along with Netflix and Hulu, to watch and share with their family and […]

Smithsonian latest to go SVOD route

Smithsonian Networks has become the latest American channel to launch its own subscription on-demand player. Smithsonian Earth will offer “spectacular original nature and wildlife content” initially via the web and on Apple TV and Roku devices for a monthly US$3.99. After a period of resistance to direct-to-consumer offers, many US networks are now launching their […]