Non-fiction OTT platform Curiosity Stream, launched by John Hendricks, Discovery Channel’s founder, came to terms with Millicom to launch in nine Latin American Countries. CuriosityStream’s SVOD platform currently offers a menu of over 2,800 factual and non-fiction titles in genres ranging from science to history, wildlife, food and lifestyle. The platform is already available in Mexico through Totalplay
Apart from its new agreement with Millicom, CuriosityStream has done distribution deals with Altice USA and Suddenlink in the US, StarHub in Singapore, Totalplay in Mexico, Airtel in India Multichoice’s DStv across Africa, Liberty Global / FLOW in the Caribbean, and REV TV on Cable Bahamas.
‘Given the quality of our programming, our low wholesale cost compared with other providers, the enormous desire for on-demand streaming content and short-form factual choices for mobile, we are currently on a high growth trajectory. Our early success in growing paying subscribers through distributors is attributable, I believe, to the flexibility we offer our affiliates through a ‘partnership fee’ that allows distributors to use our content however they need to support their revenue and sub growth strategies’, said CuriosityStream CEO Clint Stinchcomb.
CuriosityStream said that by the end of the first quarter of 2020, its programs are projected to be available in more languages including Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Cantonese. The OTT continues to sell direct to consumers with monthly price plans ranging from USD 2.99 (HD streaming) to USD 9.99 (4K streaming), along with an annual HD subscription valued at of USD 19.99.