Discovery Launches New Video Hub for Cool Science Videos and Live Feeds
The Discovery-owned Science Channel has launched a new video hub called Sci2, a companion property that will offer a curated selection of short-form science videos and live feeds.
Sci2 works as an on-demand channel, with users having their pick of videos and live feeds to choose from. For instance, the Live Feeds section offers always-on streams focusing on topics such as time-lapse videos, live city cams, NASA archival footage, and slow-motion videos.
Videos are compiled and curated by Science Channel and “chief curator” Elise Andrew, the creator of the very popular I F***ing Love Science Facebook page (more than 10 million fans). Last August, Andrew inked a multi-platform development deal with Discovery, Science Channel, and Discovery’s science-loving online video platform, TestTube. The deal covered short-form video, social/online content, and linear — which makes Sci2 a part of that agreement.
New content will be found and uploaded to Sci2 on a daily basis. In addition to the stuff Andrew and the Sci2 editorial team find, Sci2 will also feature clips from the Discovery Digital Networks-operated TestTube (synergy!).
Users will also be able to submit videos they’ve found for consideration.
“With Sci2 we’re using our sensibility as programmers to curate that online content into a new experience where viewers can lean back and enjoy an entertaining, immersive experience,” said Debbie Myers, EVP and GM of Science Channel, in a statement.
Available online at the moment, Sci2 will eventually expand to gaming consoles and other platforms, says Discovery.Tags: Discovery Communications, Discovery Digital Networks, Elise Andrew, I F**king Love Science, Live Streams, TestTube