CuriosityStream Expands Its Universe

Documentary on-demand streaming service CuriosityStream, from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, is expanding its kids’ programming library with four series from Litton Entertainment. Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of CuriosityStream, explains the deeper dive into children’s content, and shares what’s next.

Cynopsis: What prompted CuriosityStream’s push into kids’ content?

Clint Stinchcomb: Teens and children are a large part of the streaming audience and they can watch almost anything on CuriosityStream themselves and with their families. This new content offers enlightening, safe entertainment specifically for them. These new series- Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown,Ocean’s Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Innovation Nation and Rock the Park – feed the imaginations of our younger viewers and inspire their desire for exploration and passion for the world.

Cynopsis: What type of kids’ content are you looking for?

Stinchcomb: CuriosityStream looks for compelling stories that satisfy the interests of our young streamers in science, history, technology, natural history, food and the human spirit. We especially like to showcase stories that are globally appealing to teens and kids as a part of CuriosityStream’s full array of non-fiction programming.

Cynopsis: Where do you think CuriosityStream’s next expansion will be?

Stinchcomb: The “Classic Curiosity” space is one key target for our development and programming teams and we are adding 75-100 new factual programs in this category on CuriosityStream. We are also focusing on more original short form content, particularly with newsmagazine style programming, and this year we will dive deeper into the human spirit genre to uncover new insights about ourselves.

Cynopsis: Where did the idea for the four-part docu-series SPEED come from?

Stinchcomb: Many of us here, particularly John Hendricks, have a long held fascination with cars, flight and space, and that led us to the idea of how audacious innovators are making mind-blowing changes to how we move and connect, making our world much smaller. We want our viewers to understand the leaps of innovation our civilization has made and are continuing to emerge right now. For instance, we will soon fly our cars and sail much deeper into the solar system. Viewers can tune in starting April 18th to see how!

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