Podcast: CuriosityStream’s CEO Clint Stinchcomb on the Highlights of Offering a Competitive Documentary Direct-To-Consumer Service

CuriosityStream is the subscription video online service created by Discovery founder John Hendricks to serve the audience that loves classic factual programs.

  • Clint Stinchcomb is a veteran of the Discovery senior executive team. He went on to start up and lead other digital and traditional media franchises, and is now president and CEO of CuriosityStream.
  • My “pod-versation” with Clint covers his mission and the highlights of managing a competitive SVOD/OTT operation in the competitive “Netflix Era.”
  • He outlines CuriosityStreams genres (20% Science), hours offered (around 3,000), sources of acquisitions, formats (30% of programs are less than 19 minutes), typical deal terms, and more.
  • We explore the key drivers of subscription and retention in the DTC (direct-to-consumer) video economy.

PODCAST (27 minutes)



Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO of CuriosityStream

COPRODUCTION CASE STUDY

  • My conversation with Clint provides insights into CuriosityStream’s role as the U.S. copro partner on the 1.6 million Euro POMPEII RISING project.
  • I talked at length with Gedeon Productions’ Stephane Milliere and CuriosityStream’s Steve Burns.
  • And I’m honored to be moderating the Sunny Side “Alliance Doc International Coproduction” panel with Stephane, France TV’s Caroline Behar and Little Big Story’s Sophie Parrault.

More on CuriosityStream’s Strategy

  • Don’t miss the really interesting podcast between VideoNuze super-analysts Colin Dixon & Will Richmond concerning CuriosityStream’s vast addressable, global market and the opportunity to reach it.
  • Colin had several takeaways after listening to a podcast with company founder John Hendricks.
  • They also discuss challenges CuriosityStream and other DTC (direct-to-consumer) streaming services face.