President and CEO, CuriosityStream
Clint Stinchcomb is the President and CEO of CuriosityStream. He sets the strategy and oversees all operations for one of the world’s leading independent factual entertainment companies and the first streaming service focused on non-fiction content to be publicly-listed on the NASDAQ (CURI).
CuriosityStream’s thousands of documentary features and series, including exclusive, award-winning originals, explore the full category of the non-fiction genre to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, lifestyle and more. Seen in more than 175 countries around the world, CuriosityStream is available direct-to-consumer and through bundled partnerships with leading MVPDs, as well via pay TV channels and on-demand viewing in a rapidly-growing number of global markets. Partners include Apple TV Channels, HBO Max, Altice USA, Africa’s Multichoice, Singapore’s StarHub, Com Hem in Sweden, Gazprom in Russia, Millicom across Latin America, and many others.
Stinchcomb has led CuriosityStream through 2 consecutive years of record growth, starting in 2018 as he joined Founder and Chairman John Hendricks to take the company through its first ever capital funding round, and ending that year surpassing 1 million paid subscribers. In 2019, under Stinchcomb’s leadership, CuriosityStream experienced 10x growth, hitting a milestone 10.5 million paid subscribers around the world. And after completing a successful reverse merger in October 2020, CuriosityStream is now the first publicly-traded streaming media company focused on delivering factual content, and the most distributed ‘pure play’ video streaming service to be publicly listed behind Netflix.
Stinchcomb joined CuriosityStream in 2017 as Chief Distribution Officer. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic oversight and distribution of CuriosityStream across all global platforms, executing prominent deals with MVPDs, Smart TV manufacturers and streaming media service providers.
Stinchcomb is an entrepreneurial executive with over 25 years of traditional and digital media experience. Leveraging a broad range of global roles in television and digital programming, production, content development, strategic planning, consumer marketing, operations, advertising sales, network distribution, and communications, he has played a critical role in the launches and successful growth of several television networks, content franchises and enthusiast brands.
Before CuriosityStream, as the CEO and co-founder of Poker Central, Stinchcomb created and built the world’s first 24/7 global, multi-platform, multimedia network dedicated to “all things poker.” Prior to Poker Central, he led all film distribution and media advisory initiatives as the Managing Director of Worldwide Media Group.
Stinchcomb was previously EVP and GM of Discovery Communications’ Emerging Television Networks, with responsibility for Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Times Channel, Military Channel, Turbo Media and Discovery Home. Prior to that as SVP of New Media Operations and HDTV, Stinchcomb was responsible for the creation, implementation and oversight of global new media businesses.
Stinchcomb holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Dartmouth College.