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Discovery Channel founder starts nonfiction streaming video service

Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks on Wednesday launched a subscription streaming service for fans of science, technology and history, with the goal of dominating the nonfiction category in on-demand, online video. […] CuriosityStream costs $3 a month for standard resolution or $6 a month for high-definition. A sharper-definition option, known as 4K, is planned for later this year. The service is available in the United States and will expand worldwide over five years. – Lisa Richwine, Reuters
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With no deal in place, Discovery pulling shows off Netflix

[Netflix] is set to lose most of the popular kids show plus a host of kids TV series from the Discovery/Hasbro, Inc. stable on Feb. 2. […] A Netflix spokesperson confirmed a handful of the Discovery TV titles would expire but added that the service still has some movies that aren’t part of the deal, including, “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls,” and “Transformers: Prime.” – Claire Atkinson, New York Post 
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Discovery Inks First Deal with Hulu, Which Lands ‘Deadliest Catch’ Exclusive SVOD Rights

Discovery Communications signed its first long-form distribution deal with Hulu, a pact that grants the Internet TV service exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to seafaring reality series “Deadliest Catch.” Shows from across Discovery’s portfolio of channels, which will become available on Hulu and Hulu Plus on Jan. 1, 2015, include “ MythBusters,” “The Little Couple,” “Say Yes to the Dress,” “Treehouse Masters,” “How It’s Made” and “Homicide Hunter.” – Todd Spangler,Variety
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