businesswire | March 31, 2023
Curiosity Inc, a leading global factual media and entertainment company, is announcing its 2023 spring and summer slate of original films, series, and specials coming to its flagship streaming service, Curiosity Stream. High-octane adventures showcase compelling stories from the real cowboys of the American West and an Egyptian queen who crushed a powerful priesthood, to the prehistoric behemoths of the African Savannah and history’s most intriguing – and unsolved – crimes.
Every thriller needs a ticking clock, and there’s none more compelling than the melting of the world’s cryosphere. Premiering April 20th, the Curiosity original series Lift The Ice follows six field-leading experts as they climb, dive, rappel, ice axe, and tunnel their way to the heart of a rapidly-evolving global warming story. This 6-part adventure explores one of the greatest mysteries on Earth today -- what will be revealed when we lift the ice?
The 5-part original natural history series GIANTS takes humanity’s obsession with size into the animal kingdom. Premiering May 18th, wildlife filmmaker Dan O’Neill leads an adventurous team around the globe to find the biggest beasts that walk our planet and unlock their evolutionary secrets like never before. Watch the GIANTS trailer here.
And this summer, Grammy Award-winning musician and bard Dom Flemons takes us on a riveting ride through the history of early America in The Real Wild West. Beyond the gunslingers and lawmen, meet the diverse pioneers -- black and Hispanic cowboys, female homesteaders, immigrants, and tribal leaders -- who shaped a country.
Curiosity Stream’s original films, series, and specials coming soon:
Lift The Ice
We’ve long suspected that the frozen parts of our planet are hiding life-changing scientific discoveries, historical mysteries, rare viruses, and possibly even the key to the search for alien life. Follow a team of fearless scientists and explorers on a journey to the end of the Earth, as they make ground-breaking discoveries and solve scientific puzzles that could radically reshape the future of humanity. A 6-part series produced by Beach House Productions and Curiosity Studios.
GIANTS combines the latest science and cutting-edge CGI to connect the dots among the behemoths that roam our natural world, both past and present, and to explore how to protect their habitats for the future. Filmmaker Dan O’Neill leads a team of field biologists, bioengineers, and animal behaviorists to explore how these formidable creatures managed to achieve such massive proportions and what processes drive such extremes of nature. A 5-part series produced by Off the Fence and Curiosity Studios.
Queens Of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra is the most famous of all the ancient queens, but history is revealing extraordinary new details about the other matriarchs who presided over the birth of ancient Egypt. These are the incredible, untold stories of Egypt’s female monarchs, many of whose names and stories are all but forgotten… until now. Drawing on fascinating new discoveries and cutting-edge research, explore how these women became standard bearers for their sex long before the modern era. A 3-part series produced by Tile Films and Curiosity Studios.
Unearthed: Ancient Murder Mysteries
Homicide detective Rod Demery and famed scientist Professor Turi King team up to investigate history’s most intriguing murders using modern investigation techniques. Demery visits crime scenes and interviews archaeologist witnesses, while King, best known for leading the DNA verification of Richard III of England, examines the latest forensic evidence. Unearthing a list of suspects for each murder, Demery and King use their extensive experience to predict the killer’s identity. A 6-part series produced by Off the Fence and Curiosity Studios.
The Real Wild West
The famed wild west – where outlaws rampage and lawmen become legends – is a great story. Cowboys and native Americans are eternal archetypes, but the real history of the American West is filled with rich tales of diverse pioneers, unprecedented opportunity, ambition, fortune, and technological marvels that change the country and the world. This is the definitive story of the American West. A 4-part series produced by Roller Coaster Road Productions and Curiosity Studios.
Zombie Fungus Attack
The next breath you take is loaded with fungi spores. While most are not harmful, it’s time for viruses to step aside and give fungal infections the attention they require. Dive into the world of dangerous fungi that are a threat to humans and get an in depth look at the war between ants and fungi. Produced by Curiosity Studios.
Normandy: Land of Warriors
From the Viking invasions to William the Conqueror to the great sieges of Richard the Lionheart, the history of Normandy is an incredible military epic spanning more than 300 years. Take a deep dive into the great armed conflicts that made the Normans one of the world’s most powerful dynasties. A 3-part series produced by ZED Studios and Curiosity Studios.
History: The Interesting Bits
Factual really can be funny! Take an irreverent look at some of history’s biggest happenings through some of its fruitiest facts. History: The Interesting Bits rambles across centuries, making connections, checking out the weird people and strange events – and most importantly -- editing out the boring stuff -- to explore the mad, epic, salacious, and frankly unbelievable parts of our past that don’t always make it into the history books. An 8-part series produced by Impossible Factual and Curiosity Studios.
Nature’s Hidden Miracles
Humans may think they are the smartest, most evolved lifeforms on the planet. But science says… not so. Explore the natural world through the latest cutting-edge science as it leads us deeper into the workings of evolution, going far beyond what we thought we knew. From the lush greenery that covers our planet to the microorganisms invisible to the naked eye, be prepared to experience our world in a brand-new light. A 3-part series produced by NHK and Curiosity Studios.
Breakthrough: Jupiter’s Moons and the Search for Life
We’ve known about them for centuries and have been photographing them for decades, but now a new pair of missions will be launching to bring us closer than ever to Jupiter’s icy moons: Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede. Will the missions finally find the answer to astronomy’s biggest question… do the conditions for life exist beyond Earth? Produced by Curiosity Studios.
Curiosity Inc is the entertainment brand for people who want to know more. The global media company is home to award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With approximately 23 million paying subscribers worldwide and thousands of titles, the company operates the flagship Curiosity Stream SVOD service, available in more than 175 countries; Curiosity Channel, the linear television channel available via global distribution partners; Curiosity Now, a free, ad-supported channel; Curiosity Audio Network, featuring original content and podcasts; and Curiosity Studios, which oversees original programming. Curiosity Inc. also owns and operates One Day University, which provides access to engaging talks and lectures from leading university and college professors. Curiosity Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CuriosityStream Inc. (Nasdaq: CURI).
businesswire | March 30, 2023
FitXR is continuing to expand its popular virtual reality (VR) fitness offering with the UK, EU and Asia markets by launching on the popular PICO VR headsets. FitXR’s launch on PICO represents its commitment to make VR fitness accessible to all, irrespective of the user’s preference in hardware choice. As the mass market appeal in VR continues to grow, it will bring with it increased interest in hardware developers, innovation and consumer choice and in turn the desirability in multi-platform offerings like FitXR.
In January 2023, FitXR launched two new studio offerings: Sculpt and Combat, to add to its already robust suite of offerings that include High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Dance and Box workout options. The launch of Sculpt (workouts inspired by barre, pilates, and isometric strength training) and Combat (workouts inspired by karate, muay thai and taekwondo) support FitXR’s continued mission to provide the widest variety of workout experiences available in the metaverse today.
FitXR is now reaching new audiences by bringing its at-home virtual fitness experience to PICO headsets. Starting today, any consumer who downloads FitXR onto their PICO 4 or PICO Neo Link 3 headset will get 30 days free membership; an offer running until the 30th of April.
“Launching on PICO is a pivotal moment for FitXR,” said Sam Cole, CEO and Co-founder of FitXR. “We already offer the most diverse and unique fitness experience, and by expanding to the new PICO headset, we’re furthering our aim to provide this to every person, in every household, in every geography, and on any hardware device. It also reinforces our position as the leading global VR Fitness app with members around the world.”
“For PICO, launching FitXR as a subscription app on our platform underlines our commitment to bring the widest variety of high quality and customizable fitness experiences to our customers,” said Peter Li, Head of Gaming Partnerships at PICO.
FitXR’s launch on PICO is also indicative of the heightened appetite for combining technology and gaming to provide the optimal fitness experience. On FitXR, users can access different fitness studios whilst customising these experiences to meet their goals. Every time members enter the app, they can choose exactly how they want to work out; by studio type, music genre, intensity level, and/or time duration and then choose from one of many fully immersive 3D workout environments. Members can Dance or Box on a downtown city building rooftop, take Sculpt classes on the beachfront seaside or fight and defend in an outdoor martial arts-inspired Combat arena - all while punching flying fireballs, earning points and extending their winning streak.
“We never forget to bring the fun. The fun matters just as much as the results,” said Lisa Raggiri, Chief Marketing Officer at FitXR. “Whilst all of our classes are choreographed by certified fitness instructors to ensure results, we are strong believers in leveraging the unique immersive nature of VR to provide a fun escape. We know that by jumping into a fully immersive workout, our members have greater enjoyment, improve their consistency and see real results.”
In case variety, customization, gamification and numerous 3D environments wasn’t enough, FitXR is launching its first Box Training Program created in partnership with Olympic Boxing Champion Nicola Adams.
FitXR merges immersive VR with total body workouts designed by top fitness experts. Dedicated to making fitness more fun and accessible for everyone, FitXR offers classes within five distinct workout studios - Box, Dance, HIIT, Sculpt and Combat. FitXR provides a truly engaging, multiplayer experience along with constantly refreshed classes, environments and music.
businesswire | March 29, 2023
HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Clutch Gladiate Wired Controller for Xbox. Designed for serious Xbox gamers, the new Clutch Gladiate delivers comfort and control for extended console gaming sessions.
“HyperX’s range of Xbox accessories are designed to enhance the gaming experience for console players,” said Aurelius Martinez, global category manager - cloud and console gaming, HyperX. “The new HyperX Clutch Gladiate brings players into the action and enables extended customization and control.”
Offering new levels of comfort, performance and control, the Clutch Gladiate Wired Controller for Xbox features dual trigger locks and remappable rear buttons, delivering a customizable gaming experience. The two-position trigger lock also allows users to switch between a short trigger pull and a long trigger press.
Additionally, the controller offers two remappable buttons that can be set without additional software. The controller is also equipped with powerful dual rumble motors that enhance immersive gaming and provide intuitive force feedback cues, as well as textured grips for a secure hold and a 3.5mm stereo jack for easy wired headset connection. The Clutch Gladiate is Licensed under Designed for Xbox and fully compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, ensuring seamless use across all platforms.
For 20 years, HyperX’s mission has been to develop gaming solutions for every type of gamer and the company is consistently recognized for delivering products that provide superb comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. Under the tagline of “WE’RE ALL GAMERS,” HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, USB microphones, and console accessories are the choice of everyday gamers as well as celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, streamers and influencers.