The global independent factual media company and the premier producer of children’s educational and informational (E&I) programming are expanding their relationship.
CuriosityStream – the award-winning factual streaming, on-demand, and linear channel service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks – and Litton Entertainment today announced an international distribution partnership for Litton’s popular show Mission Unstoppable, produced in partnership with Lyda Hill Philanthropies’ IF/THEN Initiative. Hosted by Miranda Cosgrove, the series features women role models in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) in a fun and innovative way with the objective of educating and inspiring the next generation of STEM pioneers.
Mission Unstoppable showcases women – including zoologists, engineers, astronauts, codebreakers, and oceanographers — on the cutting edge of science. The show recently garnered a Parents’ Choice Award, a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, and Emmy nominations including for Outstanding Educational or Informational Series.
This latest content deal builds on the March 2019 announcement that CuriosityStream acquired four popular teen-focused series from Litton, including Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin and Rock The Park.
“Litton shares CuriosityStream’s commitment to providing engaging and enriching experiences for young viewers where they can explore their passions and find inspiration,” said Dan Russell, Vice President of Global Channel Management for CuriosityStream. “As the father of six extraordinary daughters, I’m excited to share Mission Unstoppable’s stories of relatable and accessible female role models in STEM careers with CuriosityStream viewers.”
“For many years, John Hendricks, CuriosityStream and Litton have embarked on similar missions to entertain and simultaneously educate worldwide audiences,” said Dave Morgan, president and CEO of Litton Entertainment. “CuriosityStream is an excellent partner in our effort to expand our programming to additional platforms, as well as in our commitment to continue shining a light on STEM superstars. We have been extending content on an on-demand basis to families from our deep library of high-quality programming, and CuriosityStream is a key partner in that strategy.”
CuriosityStream is available worldwide with additional linear channels in a growing number of international markets including India, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Russia, Mexico and Latin America, among others. Mission Unstoppable premieres on CuriosityStream this summer.
In April 2020 Litton announced the launch of The Daily Splash, an online hub designed to give kids and families free access to hundreds of half-hours of Litton’s Emmy-award winning content that can be enjoyed by the entire household.