The First SVOD Service Worldwide to Focus on Premium Factual Content
Silver Spring, MD, September 30, 2015 (Newswire.com) - CuriosityStream announced today that the world's first ad-free subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service for quality nonfiction content is now available to consumers internationally. Curious viewers from anywhere around the globe with access to a broadband connection can dive into CuriosityStream’s deep library of high quality, nonfiction content. Subscribers can choose from hundreds of programs about science, technology, nature and history on their home computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets or internet-connected TVs.
The service, from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, launched in the U.S. in March 2015 to deliver an easy and inexpensive way for consumers to watch curated, quality nonfiction programs from the world's best filmmakers. CuriosityStream now has the capacity to host international visitors from all parts of the world.
Unlocking all of this incredible content for worldwide viewers to easily access and enjoy is our ultimate goal. 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."
Elizabeth Hendricks North, President, CuriosityStream
The CuriosityStream content library features original commissions, original series and first-run specials from the world's leading nonfiction producers, including the BBC, NHK, ZED, Terranoa, ZDFE, Terra Mater and Flame. The service offers unprecedented access to original, first-run short-form and hour-long documentary content on topics from science to the human spirit, all delivered via mobile-friendly apps.
Programs from the CuriosityStream deep content library includes:
Innovation Nation (USA): A 52 x 30-minute Emmy-award winning series that celebrates the inventor’s spirit– from the ingenious scientific pioneers of the past to the cutting-edge visionaries of today. Hosted by Mo Rocca, each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world’s greatest inventions – and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring these visions to life.
Tales of Nature (France): A 10 x 50 nature series that follows the wild inhabitants of Europe's varied ecosystems from alpine peaks to the Mediterranean seafloor. We explore the great clock of nature through the intimate stories of the animals of the ocean cliffs, dunes and estuaries, forests, farmlands and wild rivers.
Destination Pluto (USA): This original 11-part series follows the decade-long timeline from launch of the space probe in 2006 to up-to-the-minute coverage as the New Horizons science team deployed a series of high-tech cameras and instruments for its successful flyby mission to Pluto in July 2015.
Next World (Japan): Computers are expected to exceed humans in intelligence by 2045. What does this mean for mankind? This 5-episode series shines a spotlight on the groundbreaking technologies that will shape the "Next World" that awaits us 30 years from now. Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku, presents this new and thrilling future.
Chopra Love in Action (USA): A 20 x 30-minutes series features best-selling author Dr. Deepak Chopra as he interviews thought leaders, celebrities, and scientists about key topics related to the human spirit and the science of consciousness and well being. Guests include Goldie Hawn, 50 Cent and Adrian Grenier.
Cosmic Front (Japan): This 18-part series tells the stories of the greatest astronomers, planetary scientists and cosmologists who have ingeniously discovered the secrets of the cosmos. Through scientific rigor (and sometimes dumb luck), they have unlocked the mysteries of dark matter and super-massive black holes. From the first stars in the universe and Hubble's stunning images to the design of the Apollo lunar rover and the Curiosity rover trekking across Mars today, this is the story behind how we know what we know about our universe.
Norman Seeff: The Sessions Project (USA): A 60-part series features intimate interviews filmed during photographic sessions with famous recording artists, movie directors, writers and scientists. Celebrities include will.i.am, Dr. John, Martin Scorsese, Billy Wilder, Ray Charles, Poncho Sanchez, Norman Mailer, Steve Squyers, Tina Turner, Merle Haggard, and Herbie Hancock, to name a few. Renowned photographer Norman Seeff has photographed them all and captured the essence of the creative spirit in these free-flowing conversations.
“Unlocking all of this incredible content for worldwide viewers to easily access and enjoy is our ultimate goal,” said Elizabeth North, president of CuriosityStream. "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.”
Starting at just $3.99 a month internationally, CuriosityStream subscribers can access premium programming on Internet-connected TVs, smartphones, tablets, set top boxes and additional devices. The service is priced to host and deliver three streaming resolution preferences: Standard Resolution ($3.99 per month), HD Resolution ($6.99 per month), and a 2016 offering of 4K Resolution.
CuriosityStream is the world's first ad-free, on-demand streaming service for nonfiction programs that educate, inform and inspire. CuriosityStream delivers an extensive content library of high-quality documentaries and series from the world's best filmmakers, anytime and anywhere, starting at $3.99/month. Join the community of the curious at www.curiositystream.com and on Twitter @Curiosity_Strm.