Show of the week: Radioactive Forest 10 Years After

The nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan, in March 2011, destroyed the region’s natural environment and many people’s livelihoods. Tens of thousands of residents had to leave their homes and have yet to return. Some of the farms and villages are now gone. This documentary depicts the 10-year odyssey of residents and scientists who are […]

Curiosity invests in Nebula streaming platform

US factual company Curiosity has invested into Nebula, the creator-owned streaming and technology platform. With 140+ active creators who together have over 120 million collective YouTube subscribers, Nebula has grown to more than 350,000 paying subscribers in less than two years. Curiosity, the parent company of SVOD platform CuriosityStream, is taking a ‘significant’ minority position […]

CuriosityStream rebrands as Curiosity as business expands

US factual company CuriosityStream is rebranding itself with the shortened name Curiosity, while its flagship SVOD service is now to be retitled Curiosity Stream. The Maryland-based firm says the move is to better reflect the “dynamic and diverse business” that it has grown into after more than six years of operation. Aside from its streaming […]

Exclusive: CuriosityStream expands in Europe with Spiegel linear deal

Factual SVOD CuriosityStream is to launch a new linear network in Europe after agreeing a deal with German media group Spiegel, TBI understands. The agreement will see Spiegel TV Wissen, which is operated by Spiegel TV and factual producer-distributor Autentic, being relaunched under the new name of Curiosity in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Originals from […]

CuriosityStream orders ‘Evolve’ docuseries from Beach House

Factual streamer CuriosityStream has ordered a six-part docuseries exploring biomimicry from Blue Ant Media’s Beach House Pictures. Evolve explores how humanity can solve some of the fundamental issues facing the world by mimicking innovations found in nature. It is being hosted by biologist and wildlife documentary filmmaker Patrick Aryee, who will explore natural history, science […]

Exclusive: CuriosityStream snags raft of shows from Insight TV

US-based factual outfit CuriosityStream has picked up more than 80 hours of programming from millennial-focused channel operator and producer Insight TV. The deal is among a raft of sales struck by Insight TV and will see CuriosityStream acquiring both seasons of Secrets Of The Brain, a documentary about individuals with unusual neurological conditions that also […]

CuriosityStream orders Blue Ant & Jupiter docuseries

Factual streamer CuriosityStream has ordered a 20-part docuseries that explores numerical facts linked with major historical events. History By The Numbers, from Blue Ant Studios-owned Saloon Media in association with Sky-backed Jupiter Entertainment, will look at the world’s collective global history by revealing surprising numerical stats connected to historical evens. Episodes explore iconic moments in […]

CuriosityStream reveals 120% revenue jump & 50% subs growth

US factual streamer CuriosityStream has announced a rapid expansion, with a 120% increase in total revenue last year and a 50% rise in its subscriber base. Revealing its Q4 and full year 2020 financial results, the streamer announced its full 2020 revenue was $40m, up 120% on the previous year, while also posting Q4 2020 […]

CuriosityStream hires STX alum Brandon Fong to head North American distribution

US-based factual streamer CuriosityStream has appointed Brandon Fong to the role of SVP and head of North American distribution. In his new role, Fong will secure and negotiate new distribution deals and develop strategic business relationships, as well as strengthening existing partnerships, to further expand the company’s reach in the North American market. Prior to […]

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