CuriosityStream


TBI In Conversation: CuriosityStream CEO on going public & quadrupling its content

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to Clint Stinchcomb, president & CEO at US-based CuriosityStream, about taking the factual SVOD public, quadrupling its programming offer and keeping competitive in an increasingly direct-to-consumer world. Last month was a big one for US-based CuriosityStream, with the global factual streamer announcing its intention go public on the NASDAQ […]

CuriosityStream reveals plans to float, valued at $330m

Factual streamer CuriosityStream – launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks in 2015 – is to float on the US stock exchange. The SVOD, which claims over 13 million paying subscribers in over 175 countries, has announced a merger with special purpose acquisition company Software Acquisition Group, which will see the streamer become a public company […]

CuriosityStream adds A+E alum Bakori Davis to head international

SVOD service CuriosityStream has appointed former A+E Networks exec Bakori Davis to the newly created position of MD and head of international. Davis will focus on expanding the factual entertainment brand around the world and increasing subscriber numbers, which currently stand at 13 million. He will work closely with Bob Gold, SVP of distribution, who […]

CuriosityStream expands into Sweden with linear distribution deal

Swedish TV operator Com Hem has signed a partnership with factual media company CuriosityStream. The deal will see Com Hem subscribers have access to CuriosityStream’s library of factual and documentary content through a linear service. The operator said that access to CuriosityStream’s SVOD service will be added soon, along with addition of its content to […]

Discovery veteran joins John Hendricks’ Curiosity Stream as global strategy chief

John Hendricks’ factual streamer CuriosityStream has appointed Discovery’s former president of global distribution Bill Goodwyn to a newly created role overseeing international strategy. Goodywn becomes chief revenue officer & EVP of strategy, business development & partnerships, reporting into the streamer’s CEO Clint Stinchcomb. His remit includes oversight of all revenue-generating strategy, including sales, marketing and […]

News round-up: CNN does Vuulr deal; CuriosityStream breaks records; OCS joins Prime France; ZED sells disaster docs

ZED completes two disaster docs France-based producer and distributor ZED has completed production on two new documentaries examining devastating environmental issues. Co-produced by ZED and CuriosityStream for France 5 and Japan’s NHK, Prehistoric Worlds examines the existence of mankind contrasted against the scale of the history of our planet. Combining CGI, VFX and filming, the […]

Show of the week: Secrets Of The Solar System

This show marks the third commission for UK production outfit Bigger Bang from US factual-focused streamer CuriosityStream, building on its previous series that include Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places. This latest 8 x 60 minute series features Allan Stern, leader of NASA’s Pluto mission, and provides an in-depth exploration of the Solar System. The HD series […]

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 […]

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 […]

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