I just left the grocery store. I was not prepared for the apocalyptic-like scene that faced me. Empty shelves, bustling people in masks, and one - not kidding - makeshift HazMat suit. Thirty days ago, we had no idea that this past weekend, millions of households in America would settle in front of the television to hunker-down. And I'm not certain the term social distancing even existed.
Through my work at MaxxContent, I've been introduced to CuriosityStream. With thousands of documentaries, I spent the weekend watching hours of 5-minute, 10-minute, 30-minute and 50-minute briefs and reproductions. As an educator, I realized that I will soon require a subscription in my syllabus. As a lifelong learner - I was hooked. I will never renege on the great reruns of Parks and Rec or The Office, but CuriosityStream provided an entertaining engagement of my mind - and a myriad of subjects (For example, I watched an illustration of ancient Rome directly before a doc on how music affects our brain).
With over 13 million subscribers, they know how it's done - and they do it well.
Clint Stinchcomb, President and CEO of CuriosityStream, stated:
“Consumers are demanding the largest, most comprehensive bundles of streaming content at the most affordable prices. We are pleased that we consistently deliver the world’s best and most complete menu of on-demand factual content that spans all of the valuable factual genres and individual niches including nature, science, history, people, cuisine, travel and learning. CuriosityStream gives viewers a deep selection of content from our highly-curated menu so that our subscribers are treated to the best quality content featuring state-of-the-art special effects and computer animation, the most engaging storytellers, and compelling docu-drama cinematography.”
John Hendricks, Founder and Chairman of CuriosityStream, added:
“In our opinion, consumer budgets for entertainment are limited, which will prevent the success of most ‘niche’ streaming services that only address a small sub-component of one of television’s four major content categories: movies and scripted, factual, general entertainment, and sports. For example, a movie streaming service devoted to just the ‘sci-fi’ genre will likely have much less success than a ‘full menu’ movie and entertainment service like Netflix, Disney+ or Peacock. Consumers are not likely to subscribe to multiple niche services within a large category, like factual, when there is one full and complete menu available that affordably delivers all the genres and niches.”
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Launched by media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is a leading global independent factual media company. Our documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. With thousands of titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including over 900 exclusive originals, CuriosityStream features stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. CuriosityStream reaches over 13 million subscribers and is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on Roku, Apple TV Channels and Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Sprint and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DISH, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox Communications, Altice USA, Suddenlink, T-Mobile, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, Liberty Global, Airtel, MultiChoice, StarHub TV, Totalplay, Millicom, Okko, and other global distribution partners and platforms. For more information, visit CuriosityStream.com.