Create an affordable streaming service where viewers can watch curated nonfiction programs about science, technology and significant historical event
The Limelight Orchestrate™ Video platform
CuriosityStream is an over-the-top (OTT) on-demand, subscription-based streaming service, launched by John Hendricks, the Founder of the Discovery Channel and former Chairman of Discovery Communications and led by his daughter Elizabeth Hendricks North, to deliver premium factual programming in the areas of science, technology, civilization and the human spirit. With more than 1,000 programs accessible on-demand and ad-free productions – with additional titles added every day – CuriosityStream features documentary shows and series from the world’s leading nonfiction producers, including the BBC, NHK, ZED, Terra Noa, and Flame Distribution. The service is available worldwide in standard and HD resolution streaming, with 4K slated for spring 2016.
CuriosityStream wanted to create an affordable streaming service where viewers can watch curated nonfiction programs about science, technology and significant histor ical event s. In addition, they wanted v iewers to be able to access the content from any device, anywhere in the world. This is especially complex given the proliferation of new devices and new formats.
“Between tablets, peripheral plug-in devices like Roku and Apple TV, native smart TV applications, smartphones, and tablets, the streaming hardware market has never been more fragmented,” said Peter North, chief digital officer for CuriosityStream. “It’s a significant challenge to support the wide and ever-growing array of consumer electronics and accommodating the rapid hardware and software evolution of each individual device. Limelight helps us deliver video in the ideal format to each of these competing but inherently different streaming platforms.”