SILVER SPRING, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CuriosityStream Inc., (NASDAQ: CURI), the leading global factual streaming service and media company, has named industry veteran Brandon Fong to the role of senior vice president and head of North American Distribution. Fong will focus on driving the continued expansion of CuriosityStream’s popular factual entertainment brand and streaming service across all North American markets including streaming media platforms, broadband service providers/MVPDs and wireless carriers.
In this new role, Fong is charged with securing and negotiating new distribution deals and developing strategic business relationships as well as strengthening existing partnerships with diversified growth opportunities, brand-defining content licensing deals and new marketing channels.
“Brandon is a strategic leader with deep experience and relationships in the television and streaming ecosystem as well as a solid track record of building new revenue streams in subscription and partnership environments,” said Bill Goodwyn, CuriosityStream’s chief revenue officer and EVP of Strategy, Business Development and Partnerships. “Brandon will be instrumental in helping to identify valuable new opportunities to build upon CuriosityStream’s fast-growing audience base as well as delivering and enhancing value for our partners’ customers and stakeholders.”
“As an independent, pure-play factual streaming brand, CuriosityStream is perfectly positioned to accelerate its trademark business based on audience demand and partners’ needs,” said Fong. “I’m honored to join the stellar CuriosityStream team during such a pivotal time for the company and help to drive continued growth, by leveraging CuriosityStream’s unrivaled library of documentary films and series to deliver the best entertainment experience to current and new viewers across North America.”
Most recently, Fong was senior vice president of Digital Business Development at STX Entertainment, responsible for distribution and monetization efforts as well as the launch of new STX-branded franchises on social networks, OTT platforms and MVPDs. He executed content partnerships with Snap and Verizon Media Group and drove strategic relationships with Facebook, Amazon, Dick Clark Productions and Jukin Media.
Prior to that, Fong was vice president, Video Business Development, for Time, Inc., overseeing partnerships with well-known brands including Amazon, Hulu and Comcast. He also held similar roles at the Game Show Network and Starz Entertainment.
Fong holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Launched by media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is a leading global independent factual 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 reaches over 13 million subscribers and 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 and follow @curiositystream on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.