Spiegel TV, the joint venture by German media companies Spiegel and Autentic, has joined forces with US streaming service CuriosityStream to offer a Curiosity-branded linear TV channel in Germany.
As part of the deal, pay-TV channel Spiegel TV Wissen will be rebranded under the Curiosity name for viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The partnership also covers the addition of hundreds of hours of German-dubbed programming to CuriosityStream’s SVOD service.
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.
“This is a milestone moment for CuriosityStream, demonstrating our commitment to expanding globally through strategic distribution partnerships,” said Clint Stinchcomb, President and CEO of CuriosityStream. “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, added: “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.”