CuriosityStream rebrands as Curiosity

US factual company CuriosityStream is rebranding itself with the shortened name Curiosity, while its flagship SVOD service is now to be retitled Curiosity Stream. The Maryland-based firm says the move is to better reflect the “dynamic and diverse business” that it has grown into after more than six years of operation. Aside from its streaming […]

CuriosityStream joins Sling TV

CuriosityStream, the factual subscription video-on-demand service created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has joined the Sling TV OTT platform operated by Dish Network in the US. CuriosityStream can be purchased as a premium add-on channel with select services, and its 1,500 titles will be available in Sling TV’s on-demand library. Subscribers of Sling Orange, […]

CuriosityStream launches on Amazon Fire TV

CuriosityStream, the factual video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices. CuriosityStream president Elizabeth Hendricks North described the Amazon launch as a “significant milestone for the service”. “Consumers can now access the service in their living rooms, along with Netflix and Hulu, to watch and share with their family and […]

Discovery founder’s factual SVoD service goes live

CuriosityStream, the new subscription video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks has gone live in the US.  The independent venture offers premium factual programmes on an ad-free, subscription basis, taking Hendricks’ “vision of accessible and curated factual programmes to the social media generation.” The SVoD service went live yesterday and will feature original commissions and […]

XiveTV to provide CuriosityStream OTT rival

Another documentary-focused over-the-top service is hitting the video streaming market. XiveTV promises more than 2,000 hours of factual programming via platforms such as Hulu, YouTube, Amazon and iOS and Android apps. Its launch yesterday preceded the entrance of John Hendricks’ CuriosityStream SVoD platform, which goes live on March 18. Xive – pronounced ‘zive’ – is […]