John Hendricks

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discovery founder John Hendricks retiring

Pay TV pioneer John Hendricks is to retire from Discovery Communications almost three decades years after launching the Discovery Channel on US cable. Hendricks is to officially step back from his role as chairman of Discovery on May 16 at the company’s AGM. No successor has been named at this stage. Hendricks is widely renowned […]