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Title:Chief Content Officer, CuriosityStream.com
Name:Steve Burns
Country:USA

Introduction

Steve Burns is Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream.com, a newly launched subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD)channel and is responsible for 600 hours of production and acquisitions. Hiscareer spans more than 25 years from National Geographic cinematographer/producerto senior executive positions at Discovery Networks, including GM of ScienceChannel, returning to National Geographic as Executive Vice President of GlobalContent for NGC worldwide.

Most recently, he was also a freelance Executive Producer for long-running Secrets of the Dead series for PBS in the U.S. At Discovery Channel, Burns was a part of the team that establishedpartnerships with AAAS for a weekly science news program and helped initiatethe Montana State University/ Discovery Channel internships and MFA program fornatural history and science filmmaking. He has won multiple industry awards,including two Emmys for 5 Years on Mars and Spirit of the Rainforest. His teamshave been nominated for two Academy Awards, over 200 Emmy nominations,including dozens of wins, and two Peabody Awards.