DocuBay Sets Sail

DocuBay, a subscription streamer specializing in international documentaries, has launched on and via apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV and Fire TV.

The service, costing $9.99 quarterly or $29.99 annually, says it offers films from over 80 countries, with a new selection added daily.

Today’s DocuBay newbie is Babouchka, a 52-minute 2015 film from Greenland that documents an attempt to complete the first-ever sailing trip across the Arctic Ocean.

Tomorrow’s “DailyBay” will be Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network, a 47-minute 2018 episode of the long-running British TV series Dispatches. DocuBay has also named this film its “DocBuster of the Month.”

A handy countdown clock tells exactly how much time is left before each film drops at midnight Greenwich Mean Time (Inside Facebook, for example, will be available at 8 pm tonight ET).

It’s also available free on YouTube, and right here:

DocuBay’s “TrendingBay” section is a bit Russian-focused right now. The top two trending docs are Slovo House (“Did Stalin build a home or a prison for the intellectuals of Ukraine?”), a 90-minute 2017 film from Poland that’s also available to Amazon Prime subscribers; and Trump * Russia  (“Did America vote for Trump or Putin?”) a 45-minute film that may be a 2018 episode of the long-running Australian TV series Four Corners.

DocuBay divides its large library into nine categories or “bays”: adventure, biography, culture, ecology, humanity, nature, science, sports and travel.

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Competitors in the documentary subscription streaming space include the more specialized services CuriosityStream and MagellanTV.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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