Original and Exclusive Documentaries
CuriosityStream was created for all of us who never stopped asking why. What are the latest advances in physics? How is nanotechnology changing our world? Do the keys to our future lie in understanding our history? What makes us happy and healthy?
CuriosityStream answers these questions and more with curated documentaries from the world’s most talented filmmakers in the areas of science, technology, civilization and the human spirit.
CuriosityStream is the world’s first streaming service dedicated to curating and delivering the best documentaries from around the globe to be watched ad-free, on demand, anytime and anywhere. Stream to your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, desktop, tablet and iOS and Android phones starting at an affordable $2.99 a month with your first 30 days free.
Started by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks in 2015, the worldwide service aims to inform, enlighten and inspire viewers with premium nonfiction content on subjects that matter. Since launch, CuriosityStream has grown rapidly with more than 1,500 titles, availability on a number of platforms with additional device support on the horizon, expansion to the international market (available in all 196 countries since September 2015), the ramping up of an originals slate with over 45 exclusive series and specials and a redesigned open site that offers more than 60 hours of free programming samples.
Headed by John’s daughter, Elizabeth Hendricks North, the baton has been passed from the cable to the digital generation as the streaming space explodes and linear TV slows. With a dearth of nonfiction programming across the entertainment landscape, CuriosityStream fills that white space with quality programs, diving deep into science, technology, history and nature.
The CuriosityStream content library includes shows from the world’s top documentary and factual filmmakers, including the BBC, as well as content from CuriosityStream’s own in-house producers and production partners developing original content. Nearly half of the more than 1,500 titles in the content library are original productions, including lectures, series, specials and interviews with some of the world’s most curious minds.
Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona - Over 75 years ago, 1,177 men lost their lives on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The ship, underwater, is a shrine and monument, visited by tourists, and the families of those who perished. New 4K footage shows us previously unexplored areas of the battleship wreckage.
Conscious Capitalism - Explore a new twist on the system that fuels wealth and industry in America and for many countries around the globe. Thought leaders give us an insider’s look at the new face of capitalism.
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.
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?
JFK: Fact & Fable - Television made Jack Kennedy the ultimate celebrity during his presidency. However, the JFK we remember is the one his wife, Jackie, created after his death. From Air Force One to the Oval Office to the Rose Garden, Jackie Kennedy designed the symbols of presidential power still used today.
Underwater Wonders of the National Parks - The US National Parks have some of the most iconic landscapes in the U.S. But there is also an underwater side to explore!
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?
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”.
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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