CuriosityStream, the over-the-top subscription video-on-demand service from Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, has premiered two exclusive productions in 4K – Sir David Attenborough’s Light On Earth, and Mark Emery’s American Wildlife.
Light On Earth, which used special “low-light color cameras,” is a co-production between CuriosityStream and Terra Mater Factual Studios, and is initially available only to U.S. subscribers.
The five-part American Wildlife series captures mesmerizing animals and scenery, featuring the Florida Everglades and Alaska’s Kodiak Island. The series was created by Wet Waders and is offered to CuriosityStream subs on a global basis.
“From the science of luminescent underwater exhibitions to the adventure of Kodiak bears catching salmon, CuriosityStream’s exclusives, David Attenborough’s Light On Earth and Mark Emery’s American Wildlife, allow expert storytellers to delight viewers with nature’s most intriguing spectacles,” Elizabeth Hendricks North, president and CEO of CuriosityStream, said in a statement.
CuriosityStream, which launched in March 2015, added 4K to the mix earlier this year (subscription required). The OTT service recommends downstream speeds of 25 Mbps or more for 4K content, which CuriosityStream is initially supporting on the Amazon Fire TV, 4K-capable Android TV devices, PCs and laptops with 4K displays attached and on the Roku 4.
CuriosityStream’s standard definition SVOD service runs $2.99 per month, $5.99 for HD, and $11.99 for 4K.