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CuriosityStream Partners With Millicom, Expands Latin American Presence

Stephanie Sengwe

CuriosityStream — the science and nature-based streaming service —is expanding its reach. The streaming service has partnered up with Millicom, a Latin American telecom company, and will now be available in the region. Residents from Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Bolivia and El Salvador will all have access to CuriosityStream programming.

“We look forward to providing our trademark brand of quality factual entertainment to help satisfy Millicom viewer appetites for engaging and exciting storytelling about our world and beyond,” said Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO of CuriosityStream.

CuriosityStream has previously forged international partnerships with Altice in the U.S., Totalplay in Mexico, StarHub in Singapore, Airtel in India, Sky TV in New Zealand, DStv’s MultiChoice in Africa and Liberty Global and Cable Bahamas, Rapid TV News reports.

In January, the streaming service announced they had reached 13 million paying subscribers. This was up from 10 million subscribers they reported back in December.

CuriosityStream, which was founded by Discovery Channel creator John Hendricks, owes part of their growth to the deals they inked with cable operators such as Altice USA and Suddenlink. Instead of trying to grow the company on their own, Hendricks, along with CuriosityStream CEO Clint Stinchcomb, have sold the service to pay-TV operators who then bundle it for their own video and internet customers. CuriosityStream gives cable companies broad on-demand rights to content that ranges from of nature to science to arts, history and many more in exchange for a flat annual fee, according to Variety.