Curiosity stream, the world’s leading interactive television and film platform, has been given a new home in the BBC’s streaming service.
Curiosity will be launched on a free trial on Thursday and will offer a range of live programming and a wide range of original content for the first time.
It will be the company’s first streaming service outside of Netflix.
The service is a partnership between Discovery and BBC Worldwide, and the BBC is expected to invest in new content for its streaming service including a series of original dramas.
Discovery will also bring in original music from artists including Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and more.
The new streaming service is being developed by Discovery Studios, which is run by former BBC Worldwide head of programming and development, John Leake.
The launch comes on the heels of the launch of Discovery’s first-ever subscription-based streaming service Discovery TV, which offers a range a number of channels, including a number that are currently exclusive to the BBC.
Discovery TV is the first subscription service to offer a wide array of original and premium content on its streaming platform.
Curiosity streaming service was launched last month with a range, including drama, comedy, science fiction, documentaries, music, and animation.
It is currently available for iOS and Android devices.
Curiosity’s main focus will be on live events, such as the World Cup, the Olympics, and other international sporting events.
Discovery said the new service would include documentaries, short films, and documentaries on subjects such as space, technology, and climate change.
The company said Curiosity would offer more than 30 hours of original programming every day.
“It will deliver a new experience for millions of people, as it delivers access to more than 1,500 hours of new content daily on its main channels and on a wide variety of platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Xbox Video, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku,” Discovery said.
The BBC also plans to launch a new subscription service for new subscribers, which will include documentaries and original programming from independent filmmakers and writers.
Discovery’s new streaming app will also include the Discovery Channel, the BBC News channel, the Sky Sport channel, and BBC America.
Discovery has a long history of making content for subscribers, including the BBC World Service, which launched in 2000.
Discovery previously streamed BBC programs on Apple TV and Android, and its YouTube channel launched in 2013.
Curiosity streams live events from the BBC, the World Economic Forum, and a range to international sporting competitions, including Formula One, the British Open, and Rugby World Cup.
Discovery plans to add additional events, including tennis, soccer, rugby union, and cycling, in the future.