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CuriosityStream Partners with NCTC to Make Award-Winning Documentary Service Available to Customers of 850+ Cable Operators

CuriosityStream Offers NCTC Members Direct Access to SVOD Created by Founder of the Discovery Channel

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CuriosityStream, home to award-winning original documentary features and series exploring science, space, technology, history, nature, health and more, has signed a comprehensive deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The announcement comes as NCTC members convene at the annual Winter Educational Conference, February 12-13 in San Antonio, TX.

The new agreement allows NCTC member operators, who serve nearly 9 million basic cable subscribers, to deliver to their customers unlimited access to more than 1,500 documentaries, all without commercial interruptions, through the operator's Video on Demand (VOD) service, and through a streaming app on various consumer electronic device platforms, with plans of including the streaming app on certain operator set-top box platforms later this year.

"CuriosityStream is proud to partner with NCTC to give its members and their enormous customer base easy access to the world's greatest collection of non-fiction programming that empowers viewers to satisfy their curiosity about their favorite subjects," said Clint Stinchcomb, Chief Distribution Officer for CuriosityStream.

CuriosityStream's immersive experiences feature world-renowned experts, stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling. CuriosityStream fills a void in a crowded media landscape for viewers searching for a trusted source of engaging shows, whether you want to explore Mars, travel back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, or discover the secrets behind the science of nutrition.

John Childress, VP, Product Strategy and Management for NCTC, noted, "There is a lot of high-quality content out there that consumers may not know about, and this partnership enables our member operators the ability to surface some of that content in convenient ways, enhancing their customers' overall experience."

CuriosityStream offers a 7-day free trial, with both monthly and annual subscription plans that members can offer to their consumers.

About CuriosityStream
Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning streaming and on-demand destination where viewers can journey through our world and beyond. Our immersive experiences feature experts from Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough to Veritasium's Derek Muller, stunning visuals, and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, history, technology, nature, health and more. With over 1,500 features and series, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available in over 190 countries to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on the web and via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Channels, Sling TV, VRV, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Layer3 TV and the Sony, LG, VIZIO and Samsung smart TV platforms.

About National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC)
NCTC is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. For more information, visit www.nctconline.org

MEDIA CONTACT:

Vanessa Gillon
CuriosityStream
‪301-755-2069
vanessa.gillon@curiositystream.com

Sarah Connole
NCTC
913-310-1559
sconnole@nctconline.org

SOURCE CuriosityStream