CuriosityStream, the Silver Spring-based streaming documentary service, has landed a $140 million round of private funding, according to a press release.

The investment, from Blum Capital Ventures and TimesSquare Capital Management, will be used to finance additional programming and the company’s global growth, among other uses.

“This is an important step in a significant effort to connect CuriosityStream with viewers around the world,” Clint Stinchcomb, the company’s president and CEO said in the release. “Hundreds of millions of people globally are migrating to on-demand television and entertainment. We are in the middle of a seismic shift in consumer behavior, and this funding will accelerate the dynamic growth we achieved in the last 12 months.”

At the end of last year, the company reported, they had reached 1 million paying subscribers who had access to more than 2,000 titles.

Last August, the company lowered its annual subscription price to $19.99 and began offering a limited number of documentaries to customers at no charge.

CuriosityStream’s content is available on the web and via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Sprint and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DISH, VRV, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox, Layer3 TV, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, and several other platforms and global distributors.

Graphic courtesy CuriosityStream

CuriosityStream Lands Funding to Finance Additional Growth

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Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
CuriosityStream Lands Funding to Finance Additional Growth