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CuriosityStream goes global

The world's first factual SVOD platform devoted to non-fiction content, and created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, is now available for customers worldwide following its U.S. launch in March.
September 30, 2015

The world’s first factual SVOD platform devoted to non-fiction content, and created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, is now available for customers worldwide following its U.S. launch in March.

CuriosityStream’s slate currently features hundreds of programs concerning science, natural history, technology and history from such producers and outlets as the BBC, NHK, ZED, Terra Mater, Flame and Terranoa. The service includes original commissions, original series and first-run specials in short-form and hour-long formats.

Programming currently on the service includes Innovation Nation (52 x 30 minutes), hosted by Mo Rocca; French production Tales of Nature (10 x 50 minutes); the 11-part Destination Pluto; the five-part, technology-focused Next World and astronomy series Cosmic Front from Japan; and even some celeb-centric programming via Chopra: Love in Action, featuring Dr. Deepak Chopra and a host of celebrity guests, and Norman Seeff: The Sessions Project, a 60-part series featuring stars interviewed during sessions with the legendary photographer.

Access to the service will be offered at a price point starting at US$3.99 per month for standard resolution content. HD content costs $6.99 per month and a 4K offering will be available in 2016.

“Unlocking all of this incredible content for worldwide viewers to easily access and enjoy is our ultimate goal,” said Elizabeth North, president of CuriosityStream, who is set to announce the service’s global expansion during a panel session at Realscreen London. “We saw an opportunity in the marketplace to offer high-quality programs that are mobile-friendly and appeal to a wide audience hungry for science, nature and history programming.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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