Libraries to have access to new videos on cooking, travel, history and more


Harrington Park, NJ and Cleveland, OH – October, 2007 – Janson Media and OverDrive today announced an agreement that will add the DVD/video publisher’s catalog to OverDrive’s download media catalog.  The deal expands Janson Media’s digital distribution in public libraries, and enhances OverDrive’s broad collection of quality programs, bringing partner libraries access to a variety of new videos for online lending via download covering subjects including cooking, travel, biography, pop culture and more.

OverDrive is the world’s leading provider of download media to libraries with 75,000 audio book, eBook, music, and video titles serving 5,000 library partners worldwide. Later this year, OverDrive will add hundreds of Janson Media titles to their catalog of 4,000 download videos. Libraries can select Janson titles from OverDrive to lend via download from their websites. Janson titles include biographies about such classic Hollywood movie stars as Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant, cooking videos with Jacques Pepin, travel series like The Greatest Journeys on Earth and more titles to satisfy the curiosity of library patrons.

“Janson Media’s goal is to produce programming that is entertaining, informative, thought-provoking, and enlightening,” said Betsy Van Ost, Director of the Janson Media DVD Catalog. “OverDrive provides a great new way for us to bring our quality programs to libraries – through the convenience of download video.”

“We are excited to add to an extensive video line-up and believe libraries will be drawn to Janson Media’s titles for their variety and great story-telling quality,” said Erica Lazzaro, Senior Content Acquisition and Licensing Counsel at OverDrive. “These family-friendly programs will be a great addition to any public library collection.”

To browse the Janson Media DVD Catalog online, visit the company’s website at To see if your library is a member of OverDrive’s network, and to find titles of eBooks, audio books, music, and videos available from public libraries, go to


About Janson Media

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent content distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,200 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, DVD/video, and emerging VOD and broadband companies. The company’s DVD Catalog features a growing collection of quality titles, ranging from children’s and family films to award-winning documentaries and educational programs in the categories of travel, health and exercise, cooking, spirituality, history, pop culture, art, music, how-to, and self-help.

About OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for downloading premium digital content. We deliver secure management, protection and download services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.


Betsy Van Ost

Janson Media


Amber Webb

OverDrive, Inc.

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