CuriosityStream Inc. (NASDAQ: CURI), the leading global factual streaming service and media company, announced today it has acquired One Day University, which provides access to more than 500 engaging talks and lectures from the best professors at more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States. The acquisition complements and enhances CuriosityStream’s offering of premium factual content and provides additional long-term revenue and promotional opportunities by connecting directly with new audiences in new formats.
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“One Day University shares our core value of providing inspiring, engaging and informative content for people who want to know more,” said Clint Stinchcomb, President and CEO of CuriosityStream. “With the increasing popularity of digital learning and edutainment services like Masterclass and Coursera, we see this as a timely and well-suited opportunity to maximize our shared passion for knowledge and discovery and accelerate growth. Bolstered by Founder Steven Schragis’ extraordinary creative vision and commitment to the highest quality talent, One Day University is a truly special addition to CuriosityStream that will fortify and enhance our long-term consumer proposition.”
One Day University’s services include live in-person events, live-streamed series with Q&A, premium digital courses and subscription video on demand access to a proprietary library of hundreds of entertaining and informative lectures on science, history, art, politics and more.
“We really could not be more excited about this transaction, as the synergy between CuriosityStream and One Day University is enormous,” said Steven Schragis, Founder and Director of One Day University. “Sometimes when businesses get very lucky, one plus one equals three. In this case, it equals four.”
Launched by media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is a leading global factual streaming service and media company. CuriosityStream’s documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. With thousands of titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream features stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. CuriosityStream is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on Roku, Apple TV Channels and Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, T-Mobile, Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DISH, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox Communications, Altice USA, Suddenlink, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, Liberty Global, Com Hem, Tata Sky, MultiChoice, StarHub, Totalplay, Millicom, Okko and other global distribution partners and platforms. For more information, visit CuriosityStream.com.
About One Day University
One Day University brings together nearly 200 of the greatest professors from the world's top schools to present special versions of their best lectures on a diverse array of topics. The professors who teach at One Day University across the country have won countless teaching awards and earned the highest possible ratings from their students on campus. Access all the lectures, videos and live-streaming events at: www.onedayu.com. One Day University presents up to five new live lectures per week. To preview the upcoming lectures, please visit: www.onedayu.com/live-stream-event-schedule/.
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