CuriosityStream appoints Peter Westley as CFO

Factual SVOD CuriosityStream has announced the appointment of Peter Westley as its new chief financial officer. Westley, most recently at private equity firm Blum Capital Partners, succeeds Jason Eustace, who has served in the role since February 2020. Along with Blum Capital Partners, where he primarily focused on the media and technology sectors, Westley has […]

Curiosity takes minority stake in Nebula

Factual streaming company Curiosity – formerly known as CuriosityStream – has announced an investment in Nebula. Nebula claims to be the world’s largest creator-owned streaming and technology platform, and features more than 140 creators including prominent YouTube personalities such as Jordan Harrod, Marques Brownlee BKA MKBHD and Lindsay Ellis. Such creators typically produce content for […]

CuriosityStream at 20m subs

Factual streaming service CuriosityStream has accumulated ‘around 20 million paying subscribers’ according to the company. The documentary-focused streamer, which was founded in 2015 by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, stated the tally as it announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2021. CuriosityStream reported revenues of US$15.3 million, while its net losses were […]

CuriosityStream goes linear in DACH

Factual SVOD CuriosityStream is to launch a new linear network in Europe after agreeing a deal with German media group Spiegel, DTVE’s sister publication TBI understands. The agreement will see Spiegel TV Wissen, which is operated by Spiegel TV and factual producer-distributor Autentic, being relaunched under the new name of Curiosity in Germany, Austria and […]

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

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 CuriosityStream, Fong was SVP of digital business development at STX Entertainment, where he was responsible for distribution and monetisation efforts […]

John Hendricks’s CuriosityStream reaches 13 million subs

CuriosityStream, the SVOD created by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has amassed 13 million subscribers.  The total number of paying global users has skyrocketed by 108% year-over-year, with the company noting that it has seen a significant uptick in annual plans and international subscribers. President and CEO Clint Stinchcomb said that this growth was due to […]

CuriosityStream hires former Showtime CEO Matthew Blank

Documentary SVOD CuriosityStream has announced the hire of industry veteran Matthew Blank to its board of directors as it looks to continue its rapid expansion. CuriosityStream, which announced that it is to become a public company earlier this month, was created by Discovery founder John Hendricks in 2015 and currently serves over 13 million paying […]

CuriosityStream to become public company

CuriosityStream has announced a merger with special purpose acquisition company Software Acquisition Group which will see the documentary streaming firm become a public company.  Created by Discovery founder John Hendricks in 2015, CuriosityStream currently serves over 13 million paying subscribers in over 175 countries and territories. Its library of on demand content currently contains over […]

CuriosityStream signs distribution deal with Com Hem

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 […]