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Altice USA pens deal with factual streamer CuriosityStream

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 […]

CuriosityStream raises US$140 million for ‘next phase of growth’

CuriosityStream, the factual streaming service launched by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has raised US$140 million to fund the company’s “next phase of growth”. The US-based subscription video-on-demand service said it would use the investment to market the service globally and advance its content discovery technology. It also plans to increase spend on “world-class factual programming”. […]

CuriosityStream moves to hybrid ad-and-subscription model

CuriosityStream, the SVOD service launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has relaunched its service by moving to a hybrid advertising- and subscription-supported model. The company has launched a new ad-supported tier, called CuriosityStream Showcase, that gives users around the world access to 18-titles for free. The company has also lowered the price of its subscription […]

CuriosityStream joins YouTube TV line-up

CuriosityStream, the SVOD service launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has joined YouTube TV’s line-up of premium add-on channels in the US. CuriosityStream is now available as part of YouTube’s over-the-top TV service for an additional US$3 per month. A basic YouTube TV membership costs US$40 and gives users cable-free live TV from over 60 […]

CuriosityStream moves into VR and 360° video

CuriosityStream, the SVOD service launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has made its first steps into virtual reality and 360° video content. The company is premiering Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, an immersive VR exploration of an Egyptian tomb, which is available now for the HTC Vive. Alongside this it has launched five 360° videos produced […]

CuriosityStream replaces founding CEO

CuriosityStream, the SVOD service launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has upped chief distribution officer, Clint Stinchcomb, to president and CEO. Stinchcomb, who joined the company in 2017, takes over from Elizabeth Hendricks North who has led CuriosityStream as president and CEO during its first three years – from inception to launch. Hendricks North, who […]

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 (€2.68) a month. “Making CuriosityStream available on the Roku platform is an exciting next step in […]

Discovery founder Hendricks to launch factual SVoD service

Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks 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 doc […]