Singapore: The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) today announced the addition of CuriosityStream’s Chief Content Officer, Steve Burns, to a largely fresh line-up of C-Level Executives.
As Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream, Burns is responsible for CuriosityStream’s entire library of original productions and acquisitions, including award-winning titles and series such as “Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places” and “David Attenborough’s Light On Earth”.
Burns’ career in documentary and non-fiction filmmaking spans more than 25 years from National Geographic cinematographer and producer to senior executive positions at Discovery Communications, including Executive Vice President and Chief Science Editor at Discovery Networks, as well as General Manager of Science Channel.
Burns has won multiple industry awards, including two Emmys for “5 Years on Mars” and “Spirits of the Rainforest”. His teams have been nominated for two Academy Awards, over 250 Emmy nominations, including dozens of wins, and two Peabody Awards.
Presenting never-seen-before strategy in content, Burns’ session will also include a Q&A segment.
Curiosity Stream completes a compelling picture at this year’s ATF Leaders’ Summit. In line with the overarching theme of “The Next New”, Curiosity Stream joins a line-up of the new breed of companies, coined as the second wave in digital, which includes the likes of Propagate Content (Howard T Owens, Founder & Co-CEO), MX Player (Karan Bedi, CEO), Huawei Video (JianJu, Chief Content Officer & Global President of Strategy) and QYOU Media (Curt Marvis, CEO).
YeowHuiLeng, Group Project Director of ATF said, “ATF is Asia’s leading platform for engaging the TV and film entertainment industry’s top players from around the world. To this end, we remain committed to curating a conference programme that gathers the sector’s top minds. Over four days, delegates can look forward to gathering valuable insights for the year ahead”