I hope you’re enjoying a great start to 2016!
This past year has been quite a busy one for CuriosityStream and our small, hardworking team. In the nine months since our debut on March 18, 2015, we’ve launched apps across Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android and iOS. As well, our partnership with Amazon enabled CuriosityStream’s library to become available to Amazon Prime members via Amazon’s SVOD service. Lastly, in late September, CuriosityStream went global with our content to allow worldwide access to outstanding science, technology, history and nature documentaries.
Importantly, our global library allows CuriosityStream subscribers to watch our nonfiction programs from anywhere in the world. I had the incredible experience of speaking in Italy recently, where I could watch CuriosityStream when my Netflix account was unavailable. If you have upcoming travels, make sure to try us out and use the hashtag #curiositytravels to keep us informed of your experience.
In 2016, CuriosityStream looks forward to enhancing our recommendation engine, adding closed captions, offering annual plans and debuting 4K. We can’t wait to share over 50 hours of 4K content in early spring, kicking off the launch with the premiere of our exclusive production, Big Picture Earth. Crafted by the same filmmaker behind Discovery HD’s hit series, Sunrise Earth, CuriosityStream’s Big Picture Earth will take viewers on a 4K journey to twenty of the most spectacular locations in the world, including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, and Petra.
For now, I highly recommend our Curious Minds: The Future with Peter Diamandis as well as a few other forward-thinking programs: Catalyst: Quantum Computing, Next World: The Future with Michio Kaku, and Science Shorts. Stay curious!
Elizabeth Hendricks North is President of CuriosityStream. Follow her on Twitter @ehendricksnorth.