New award-winning titles and familiar access models now available to libraries with OverDrive Streaming Video
Popular feature films, TV shows, documentaries and educational titles join the streaming video lending service for libraries and schools
CLEVELAND – January 23, 2014 – OverDrive, the leading distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, video and music for libraries and schools, today announced that several thousand TV shows and feature films have been added to its collection of Streaming Video titles now available in OverDrive Marketplace. More than 20 new suppliers, including Criterion Pictures, Revolver Entertainment, Cinedigm, TMW Media and DHX Media, combine to bring more than 4,100 new titles never before offered in Streaming Video format through OverDrive to library patrons and students.
OverDrive is continuously adding new media distributors to build a large catalog of popular, educational and classic Streaming Videos for lending. In addition to new titles available through OverDrive for the first time this year, a number of former download-only video titles have been refreshed to the Streaming Video format. OverDrive also has a few undisclosed deals that will become public in the coming weeks. Attendees at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia January 24-27 can stop by OverDrive booth #1723 for a preview of Streaming Video and to learn more about new suppliers and titles.
With the latest additions to OverDrive Streaming Video, users can search, sample, borrow and instantly watch titles from their libraries including the original Little Shop of Horrors (featuring Jack Nicholson), Night of the Living Dead, classics such as My Man Godfry, Oliver Twist, Call of the Wild and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, children’s titles like The Velveteen Rabbit, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake and The Adventures of Paddington Bear, TV favorites such as The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, The Real McCoys, The George Carlin Collection and The Saint, and documentary videos including Adam Clayton Powell, We Were Here, Robsessed: Inside the Life of Robert Pattinson, Prince William and Kate, and Steve Jobs. Additionally, thousands of education and instruction, stand-up comedy, and health and wellness titles are newly available in the OverDrive Streaming Video catalog.
Through the OverDrive Streaming Video service, titles are available for libraries and schools to curate and purchase from within the OverDrive Marketplace. Streaming Video titles are offered with familiar access models (one copy/one user and simultaneous access), which allow libraries and schools to easily manage their budgets and lending policies. OverDrive Streaming Videos can be sampled on the OverDrive Media Station and showcased within the physical library for users to discover and try the new service on-site.
The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way for patrons to borrow and watch library videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection. As with other digital media services from OverDrive, titles are never late, never lost, and there are no late fees.
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. We supply a secure lending platform for 28,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® (U.S. only). Recent enhancements to OverDrive’s platform include multilingual user interface support, Streaming Video, in-library touchscreen stations for browsing and instant sampling of eBooks or audiobooks, and OverDrive Read, the company’s EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience.
OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry and is a member of the 2012 Technology Fast 500. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland. www.overdrive.com.
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