CuriosityStream has promoted Clint Stinchcomb to president and CEO as part of the global streaming service’s new executive structure.
In his new position, Stinchcomb is responsible for bolstering the success of CuriosityStream, which launched in March 2015. He will work directly under John Hendricks, the company’s founder and executive chairman. Stinchcomb will lead a team that includes Tia Cudahy, COO; Peter North, chief digital advisor; Steve Burns, chief content officer; Colleen Slear, CFO; Adeline Cassin, CMO; Andre Silva, CTO; and Carrie Hurlburt, chief creative officer.
Stinchcomb first joined CuriosityStream last year as chief distribution officer. Earlier in his career, he was CEO and co-founder of Poker Central; managing director of Worldwide Media Group; executive VP and general manager of Discovery’s Emerging Television Networks; and senior VP of Discovery’s New Media Operations and HDTV.
“As CuriosityStream accelerates its growth through direct-to-consumer streaming and through our expanding group of domestic and international distributors, I can think of no one more experienced and talented to lead the organization as CEO than Clint Stinchcomb,” said Hendricks. “Clint fully embraces the brand content mission, and with a vast skill set, he is uniquely positioned to build a top-tier next- generation media powerhouse in factual entertainment.”
“CuriosityStream is perfectly positioned for this next phase of growth in the business of delivering premium on-demand factual entertainment,” noted Stinchcomb. “As cable networks and broadcasters have largely abandoned the factual space, we at CuriosityStream are delighted to satisfy the pent-up, insatiable consumer desire for enlightening entertainment. As one of the greatest media entrepreneurs in American history, John Hendricks lives his passion for the broader mission of CuriosityStream, namely to satisfy the curiosity of viewers all over the world. It’s a rare opportunity to work closely with that type of person. I’m fired up to help execute John’s grand vision.”
Elizabeth Hendricks North, who oversaw CuriosityStream as president and CEO during its first three years, is now becoming president of Curiosity Studios.
“Elizabeth was exactly the right person to join her father in taking his vision of the next revolution in television and building it, from the ground up, into what the company is today,” added Stinchcomb. “Her deep, personal commitment to CuriosityStream’s core mission to ignite curiosity and wonder about the world and beyond shows in every decision made about the development and growth of the platform. Her passion for producing the blue-chip programming that sets CuriosityStream apart is going to propel Curiosity Studios into its next phase of content creation.”