CuriosityStream


CuriosityStream launches internationally

CuriosityStream, the factual video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has launched internationally. The online subscription offering, which launched in the US in March, is now available “anywhere in the globe” at prices starting from US$3.99 per month, the company said. The basic US$3.99 plan gives users access to standard definition content, while for […]

CuriosityStream debuts on Roku

Factual subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream has launched a channel on Roku apps and TVs. CuriosityStream launched earlier this year, offering original shows and content from the likes of the BBC, NHK and Zed. Its US-focused Roku service will begin at US$2.99 a month. “Making CuriosityStreamavailable on the Roku platform is an exciting next step in our […]

John Hendricks: still curious

John Hendricks tells Stewart Clarke about CuriosityStream and how it will harness the ‘third evolution of TV’, to do for streaming what Discovery did for pay TV. Netflix’s disruptive effect on the global content industry has made streaming and SVOD big news in the pages of industry magazines such as TBI and also the mainstream […]

XiveTV: at the factual frontier

John Hendricks will not have the factual streaming space to himself with CuriosityStream, with industry veterans Greg Diefenbach and Thomas Lucas launching an ad-supported, doc-based internet channel in February, XiveTV. XiveTV is the brainchild of Alliant Content, the distributor and content company founded by producers and factual industry veterans Greg Diefenbach (PBS’s Empires) and Thomas […]

Sky follows Danger Dogs

Sky in the UK is among buyers of Danger Dogs, a series from Australia’s Flame Distribution about training canines to become crime detectors. The 12x30mins series, in which abandoned dogs are trained in drug and bomb detection at an elite academy, has also sold to Viasat in Scandinavia and eastern Europe and Prima TV in […]

Factual vets launch CuriosityStream OTT rival

Another documentary-focused over-the-top service is hitting the video streaming market. XiveTV promises more than 2,000 hours of factual programming via platforms such as Hulu, YouTube, Amazon and iOS and Android apps. Its launch yesterday preceded the entrance of John Hendricks’ CuriosityStream SVOD platform, which goes live on March 18. Xive – pronounced ‘zive’ – is […]

Discovery founder preps factual SVOD service

Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks (pictured) has launched a subscription-on-demand service for factual programming named CuriosityStream. The ad-free platform will go live on March 18, 2015, with a “robust” 800-title-strong library of factual programming from the likes of France’s ZED and Terra Noa, BBC Worldwide, Australia’s Flame Distribution and Japan’s NHK. It will also commission […]