CuriosityStream sheds subs, but inches towards profitability

Global factual entertainment company CuriosityStream has reported a revenue increase of 26% for Q3 2022, up to $23.6m. However the subscriber base at its flagship global streaming service dropped from around 25m to 23m. The company also posted an operating loss of $4.4m, compared to $8.2m in Q3 2021. Despite the drop in subscribers, which […]

Ex-Discovery exec Lemke to head Curiosity Channel Germany and Spiegel TV History

Germany’s Spiegel TV and its factual content producer partner Autentic have named Saevar Lemke as head of Spiegel TV History and Curiosity Channel in the German-speaking region. Lemke previously worked for Discovery for 16 years, most recently as VP international programming sales EMEA and APAC. He has also previously worked for Tandem Communications and Universal […]

Da Vinci Kids comes to Curiosity’s Smart Bundle

Curiosity, the factual entertainment media company set up by Discovery founder John Hendricks, is adding Macademia’s Da Vinci Kids to its bundle offering. The Curiosity Smart Bundle is offered through the company’s flagship streaming service CuriosityStream and combines seven services for a one-off annual fee of US$69.99: Curiosity Stream, Tastemade, Topic, SOMM TV, One Day […]

Curiosity launches podcast network

Curiosity, the company started by Discovery founder John Hendricks and operator of factual streamer CuriosityStream, has announced a move into podcasting.  Launched in partnership with leading podcast publisher iHeartMedia, the Curiosity Audio Network will feature original content along with podcasts to complement programming on CuriosityStream. The first series from the network available now is the […]

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 […]

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