CuriosityStream Pacts with Germany’s SPIEGEL TV


CuriosityStream has expanded its European footprint through a partnership with SPIEGEL TV, a subsidiary of the German media conglomerate SPIEGEL, and Autentic.

The partnership bolsters CuriosityStream’s reach and accelerates its growth in Germany with the addition of hundreds of hours of German-dubbed programming to the SVOD service. CuriosityStream is also launching a rebranded linear channel in German-speaking Europe.

SPIEGEL TV and Autentic operate two linear channels—the history channel SPIEGEL Geschichte and the knowledge channel SPIEGEL TV Wissen—under the parent brand SPIEGEL TV. SPIEGEL TV Wissen, which currently offers content focused on society, culture, technology, nature and the environment, will be rebranded under the Curiosity name for viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. CuriosityStream, SPIEGEL TV and Autentic will contribute content to the new Curiosity channel, which will continue to be operated by the current management team, led by Patrick Hörl from Autentic and Michael Kloft from SPIEGEL TV.

Clint Stinchcomb, president and CEO of CuriosityStream, said: “This is a milestone moment for CuriosityStream, demonstrating our commitment to expanding globally through strategic distribution partnerships. Germany is already our top non-English-speaking market, and we’re delighted to join SPIEGEL TV and Autentic in introducing the Curiosity brand to millions more viewers and subscribers. I am confident our shared commitment to quality, factual content will create even stronger growth in German-speaking territories and throughout the world.”

Patrick Hörl, managing director and founder of Autentic, said: “This is a partnership between like-minded companies, who all share the same vision, to bring high-quality factual content to audiences wherever and whenever they are ready to be amazed by real life stories. John Hendricks has a unique track record of knowing how to serve people’s curiosity.”

Michael Kloft of SPIEGEL TV, said: “This partnership is all about delivering the best possible local and international factual content to the German-speaking market. SPIEGEL TV, Autentic and Curiosity are teaming up to serve the proven appetite for original and unique factual shows in the German-speaking market, featuring one of the most discerning audiences in the world.”