Streaming service CuriosityStream named Clint Stinchcomb as pres/CEO. He succeeds Elizabeth Hendricks North who led the service for its first three years. She moves into the role of president, Curiosity Studios.
CuriosityStream was launched by Discovery Communications founder and chairman John Hendricks in March 2015. Stinchcomb joined the global streaming service last year as chief distribution officer, securing more than 25 third party partners. He has held positions including CEO and co-founder of Poker Central, Managing Director of Worldwide Media Group, EVP and GM of Discovery Communications’ Emerging Television Networks, and SVP of Discovery’s New Media Operations and HDTV.
“As CuriosityStream accelerates its growth through direct-to-consumer streaming and through our expanding group of domestic and international distributors, I can think of no one more experienced and talented to lead the organization as CEO than Clint Stinchcomb,” chairman John Hendricks said in a statement. “Clint fully embraces the brand content mission, and with a vast skill set, he is uniquely positioned to build a top-tier next-generation media powerhouse in factual entertainment.”