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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 […]

NHK, Canal+ buy Escape From ISIS doc

NHK in Japan and France’s Canal+ are among buyers of Escape From ISIS. ZDF (Germany), TV Globo (Brazil), the ABC (Australia) SVT (Sweden), VRT (Belgium), DR (Denmark), RTL (Holland), TV3 (Spain), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), TVN (Poland), LRT (Lithuania) and ERR (Estonia) have all acquired the doc. France-based distributor Java Films, which turns ten this […]

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 […]

News brief: New sales lift Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds reboot has sold to broadcasters in Brazil, French-speaking Canada, Japan and in Europe. Gloob in Brazil, Télé-Québec in French-speaking Canada, NHK in Japan, Finland’s MTV Juniori, Ketnet in Flemish-speaking Belgium, ZAPP in the Netherlands, Minika TV in Turkey have all bought Thunderbirds Are Go, which launched on ITV in April and is sold […]

Scorpion hires sales exec, closes deals

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has added a sales executive to its ranks, while closing a raft of deals with international broadcasters. German Diez has joined David Cornwall’s company to replace Juan Solera, who left in May. Diez, who was extensive experience in the Spanish television market, will be responsible for Spanish-speaking territories and southern […]

NHK launching English-language VOD

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is launching an English-language video-on-demand service next week. NHK World, the broadcaster’s international service, will start to make content available on-demand from June 15. NHK said the free VOD service will initially comprise 13 recently transmitted programmes before being gradually expanded as rights are cleared. The launch line-up includes Asia insight, […]

Serious Lunch reps NHK, Studio Ghibli toon

UK-based distributor Serious Lunch will oversee the international roll-out of a 26-part animated toon serial from Japanese media groups NHK and Studio Ghibli and Pippi Longstocking writer Astrid Lindgren. Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter follows a young girl born in a mountain fort near a strange forest who grows to befriend her father’s rival, which begins […]

NHK and FIFA team up for 8K World Cup

Japanese public broadcaster NHK and football’s world governing body FIFA are joining forces to cover the Women’s World Cup in 8K. NHK, which took an early lead with high definition and subsequently 4K, is also at the forefront of trialling the new 8K standard. For the World Cup it will have public 8K screenings of […]

BBC, Canal+ among Vietnam doc buyers

The UK’s BBC and France’s Canal+ have acquired Last Days in Vietnam, a doc from PBS International about the final stages of the Vietnam War. SBS in Australia, YLE in Finland, NHK in Japan, RTÉ in Ireland, DR in Denmark, SRC-RDI in French-speaking Canada, Channel 8 in Israel, MBN in the Middle East, ERR in […]

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 […]