ZED & CuriosityStream Ink Distribution Deal


PARIS: ZED has entered into an international distribution agreement with CuriosityStream covering select recent and forthcoming productions.

Under the terms of the agreement, ZED will handle international distribution for several of CuriosityStream’s original productions following the exclusive screening of the content on the SVOD platform. Among the initial programs included in the deal are Deep Time History and Digits, both shot in 4K, as well as Destination Pluto: Beyond the Fly By.

Deep Time History has already been sold into the Middle East (MBC Al Arabiya), Italy and Spain (Discovery Southern Europe), the Czech Republic (FTV Prima) and Russia (Kultura TV). Digits has been licensed to Welt 24 in Germany, while Destination Pluto: Beyond the Fly By went to FTV Prima in the Czech Republic.

Manuel Catteau, the president of ZED, said, “CuriosityStream’s output is characterized by editorial rigor coupled with terrific storytelling, meaning it can reach a wide audience. In that sense, it is a perfect fit with the growing demand for scientific and historical documentaries. Beyond a simple sales mandate, this agreement strengthens the close ties between our two companies, which are already bound by program supply and international co-production agreements, involving shows such as Living Universe (4×52 minutes) and Sacred Spaces (4×52 minutes and 15×26 minutes).”