Discovery founder unveils new documentary SVOD service

John Hendricks

John Hendricks

John Hendricks, the founder of the Discovery Channel and former Chairman of Discovery Communications, this week unveiled CuriosityStream, the world’s first ad-free SVOD service concentrating on factual content.

CuriosityStream has commissioned the production of exciting, new documentary series and short form programming in 4K resolution format (Ultra HD), including Big Picture Earth, to be produced by David Conover, the filmmaker behind Sunrise Earth.

“The advent of online streaming technology utilized by Netflix and other successful video streaming services has created a video transmission infrastructure that finally allows viewers to watch what they want to watch, when they want to watch it,” comments Hendricks. “Of course, this same on-demand, ad-free transmission framework can deliver premium factual content as well as premium entertainment content. CuriosityStream is the world’s first ad-free, SVOD service that addresses our lifelong quest to learn, explore, and understand. For consumers, our aim is to provide the first and best on-demand video streaming destination that aggregates and curates the world’s best factual content.”


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