CuriosityStream is the world’s first streaming service dedicated to quality, factual television programming, created by the Founder and former Chairman of Discovery Communications, John Hendricks. Launched in 2015, the service is now available in 196 countries worldwide on multiple TV, desktop and mobile devices. CuriosityStream creates, curates and distributes the world’s best nonfiction documentary content available, ad-free, anytime and anywhere. By presenting viewers with subjects that matter, CuriosityStream continues to inspire, enchant and enrich a global audience. CuriosityStream hosts over 1,500 titles providing deep dives into science, history, technology and nature, including a growing slate of exclusive CuriosityStream Original programming.
Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places — Commander Stephen Hawking pilots his space ship the SS Hawking on the journey of a lifetime, zooming from black holes to the Big Bang, Saturn to Santa Barbara. After all, why should astronauts have all the fun?
Deep Time History — The story of humans is often driven by events from the prehistoric past. How did physics, geology, biology, chemistry shape our history?
Bronze Age — The flourishing civilizations of the the Bronze Age gave history centuries of brilliance — the first developed writing systems, centralized local governments, the roots of diplomacy, and of course, the first use of metal for tools and weapons, including the new, durable bronze. CuriosityStream’s original 3-part series, The Bronze Age is a deep dive into this extraordinary time in history, as it examines the rise, the impact, and the ultimate fall of the Bronze Age.
David Attenborough’s Light on Earth — Why do animals produce light of their own? For centuries, we could only marvel at the mystery of bioluminescence. Now we can begin to reveal the amazing truth about these living lights. Sir David Attenborough is our guide, as we venture into a world he describes as “utterly unlike our own”.
DIGITS — This worldwide exclusive, original 3-part documentary series takes viewers on a journey into the history of the Internet with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes insight into the remarkable technology that now permeates our lives.
Prescription: Nutrition — The 4-part series “Prescription: Nutrition” explores the extraordinary health benefits of plant-based diets and the amazing revolution taking place on how we approach our relationship with food. The series is built around the work of Dr. Michael Greger, health expert author of the New York Times best-seller How Not to Die and creator of the world-renowned website NutritionFacts.org.
CuriosityStream has been featured in coverage of the digital streaming revolution by Wall Street Journal, Mashable, USA Today, The New York Times, Variety, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Realscreen and TIME. For the most recent news from CuriosityStream, check out our blog here.
Our Executive Leadership
Created by the Founder of the Discovery Channel, John Hendricks, with operations headed by his daughter, Elizabeth Hendricks North, CuriosityStream is rooted in Hendricks’ decades of experience pioneering nonfiction television.
Learn more about CuriosityStream’s executive leadership here.
Our Advisory Board
Twenty individuals from the worlds of academia, industry, and the arts have joined the CuriosityStream Advisory Board to provide wisdom on topics, speakers, partnerships and online content distribution.
John Seely Brown, Co-Chairman, Deloitte’s Center for the Edge
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Glenn Close, Actress and Activist
John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
Bran Ferren, CEO and Co-Founder, Applied Minds
Don Henley, Recording Artist, Co-Founder of the Eagles and
Founder of the Walden Woods Project
Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, CCNY
Michael Keller, Chief University Librarian, Stanford University
William E. Kirwan, Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland
Jack Leslie, Chairman, Weber Shandwick
Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
Jim Phillips, Chairman and CEO of NanoMech
Paul Saffo, Technology Forecaster
Rick Satava, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
David Shaw, Managing Partner, Black Point Group
Rick Smolan, Founder, Against All Odds Productions
Jill Tarter, Astronomer and Co-Founder of the SETI Institute
Michael Weber, Founder of MindLab
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