Factual content streamer CuriosityStream has appointed veteran cable and television entertainment executive Matthew Blank to its executive board, effective immediately.
Blank spent more than 20 years as chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, where he ushered in such significant franchises as Homeland, Billions and Dexter. Prior to that post, he served as president as well as COO and EVP of marketing. Before Showtime, Blank held posts at HBO for 12 years, including SVP of consumer marketing.
“Matt Blank brings an extraordinary wealth of stunningly successful media experience to the CuriosityStream Board of Directors,” said CuriosityStream founder John Hendricks in a statement. “When Matt took the helm at Showtime, I watched in admiration as he built the pay service over two decades into a leading world force in premium programming with an incredible roster of valuable mega-hits and brand-defining series. All of us at CuriosityStream welcome Matt’s role on our board of directors, where he’ll provide skillful guidance and wise advice in our mission to deliver the absolute best in premium factual entertainment.”
Earlier this month, the streaming company announced its plans to go public through a merger with blank check company Software Acquisition Group.