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 […]

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 […]