Graphic courtesy CuriosityStream

CuriosityStream, the Silver Spring-based documentary streaming service, has lowered its subscription price and begun offering a limited number of documentaries to customers at no charge.

The price of an annual subscription is now $19.99, the company recently announced.

In addition, the service, launched by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, announced CuriosityStream SHOWCASE™.

This new service offers free global consumer access to 18 free CuriosityStream titles along with sponsored content from six category-exclusive premier sponsors, according to a press release.

“As viewers access premium on-demand services either directly or through their existing cable, satellite, or Internet distributor, they are searching for the highest quality content choices that are not cluttered with commercial interruptions,” said Hendricks, who is chairman of the company. “The estimated 40 percent of television viewers who crave engaging content that informs as well as entertains now have a service to call their own.”

The company offers more than 1,800 high-definition films and series exploring science, technology, history, food, nature, health, human interest and other topics.

CuriosityStream also is available via Prime Video Channels, Comcast, Cox, StarHub, Dish, Sprint Mobile TV, Apple TV, Samsung, Roku, LG, Sony, VIZIO, Sling TV, VRV, YouTube TV and others, and has more than 900,000 individual subscribers.

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CuriosityStream Lowers Price, Offers Some Free Content

CuriosityStream Lowers Price, Offers Some Free Content

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
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 Lowers Price, Offers Some Free Content
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