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CuriosityStream expands distribution with Altice USA deal

Documentary streaming and on-demand service CuriosityStream has secured a carriage deal with broadband communications and video services provider Altice USA, which will stream the factual SVOD’s content to its Optimum and ...
August 20, 2019

Documentary streaming and on-demand service CuriosityStream has secured a carriage deal with broadband communications and video services provider Altice USA, which will stream the factual SVOD’s content to its Optimum and Suddenlink customers.

CuriosityStream series and features cover topics from space exploration – such as documentary Return to the Moon (pictured) – to adventure to the secret life of pets.

The streamer’s founder and chairman John Hendricks – founder of Discovery Communications – said in a statement that “it’s only natural that forward-leaning distributors such as Altice USA are finding ways to bundle top streaming services into their universal customer offerings.”

“Today, consumers are beginning to view on-demand streaming services that dependably deliver movies, general television entertainment and factual content, such as Netflix, Hulu and CuriosityStream respectively, as standard viewing requirements,” he said.

Under the agreement, Altice USA customers will have complimentary access to CuriosiySteam’s content, effectively immediately. The company plans to add CuriosityStream to its advanced Altice One entertainment and connectivity platform. It will also add the content on its On Demand platform and mobile apps.

“With today’s announcement, nearly 5 million more households will be treated to thousands of the world’s best factual programs across all non-fiction genres including science, nature, history, technology, current events, lifestyles, human adventure, and more,” added Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO of CuriosityStream.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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