Sling TV has added CuriosityStream to its lineup of add-on Video on Demand services, the companies announced.
CuriosityStream, which features documentaries on science, history, nature and health, is now available on Sling for $6 a month.
Sling TV says both Sling Orange and Blue subscribers will receive a free preview of CuriosityStream unitl December 13, 2017.
The Orange plan starts at $20-a-month and includes ESPN and roughly 30 cable networks. The Blue package costs $25-a-month, and includes more than 40 channels including live network feeds in select markets as well as several Fox channels.)
CuriosityStream was started by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks in 2015 and it represents a return to Hendricks’ vision for the Discovery channels which of late have often featured reality fare that can insult the intelligence. (Hendricks retired as chairman of Discovery in 2014; the company is now ruled by former NBC executive David Zaslav who serves as CEO.)
The VOD service, which has more than 1,500 titles, features such intellectually-inclined programs as Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places and David Attengborough’s Light on Earth.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to launch on Sling TV, America’s first live and on-demand television streaming service,” Clint Stinchcomb, CuriosityStream’s Chief Distribution Officer, said in a statement. (Stinchcomb worked for Discovery before the network changed its focus.) “Sling TV’s elegant, user-friendly platform makes subscribing to CuriosityStream extraordinarily simple, and gives viewers the ultimate power in on-demand viewing.”
— Phillip Swann