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 […]

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 […]

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