In the ’60s, Andy Warhol famously said that everyone would be world-famous for 15 minutes. In 2016, it seems like everyone will one day have an SVOD platform or at least a podcast.
In the case of StarTalk All-Access, we have a new SVOD service spun off from “StarTalk Radio,” a podcast hosted by scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson exploring “everything under the universe,” affiliated with the National Geographic series “StarTalk.”
Priced at $4.99/month or $49.90/year, StarTalk All-Access launches with 150 video shorts, including exclusive ad-free versions of the entire “StarTalk Radio” and “StarTalk All-Stars” podcast library (including video versions where they exist) and live streamed episodes of “StarTalk Live!,” a roadshow that brings the StarTalk experience to life onstage at venues across the country.
In addition to deGrasse Tyson, the service will feature additional popular scientists and science educators such as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Carolyn Porco, David Grinspoon and Mike Massimino.
“We created StarTalk All-Access for our most dedicated audience of space and science enthusiasts,” said deGrasse Tyson, whose day job is director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. “StarTalk All-Access is an immersive, premium content experience that rewards all of the viewers who supported our early initiatives through Patreon and other social channels.”
Powered by OTT cloud video distribution service Zype, StarTalk All-Access is currently available on Amazon Fire TV and the web, and it will roll out on Apple TV and Roku later this month.