MGM streaming video titles now available for U.S. and Canadian libraries
CLEVELAND—December 22, 2014—OverDrive, the leading digital media provider to libraries and schools announced today a new addition to its rapidly expanding digital video catalog: streaming video titles from MGM are now available for library lending. Supplementing a digital video catalog of more than 13,000 quality, in-demand streaming videos, popular and award-winning movies from MGM are now available to library partners in the OverDrive network in the U.S. and Canada. Like all new content, the streaming video titles are available to library communities at the same library website as eBooks and audiobooks, which simplifies the user experience and increases the value of the library collection.
MGM streaming video now live in libraries include films such as Blame it on Rio (Michael Caine), The Care Bears Movie (Mickey Rooney), Eat Drink Man Woman (directed by Ang Lee, Academy Award® nominated for best foreign language film), A Dry White Season (Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Academy Award® nominated for Best Actor) and Casino Royale (1967 version), as well as popular literary adaptations such as Moby Dick (Gregory Peck, Orson Welles) and Of Mice and Men (John Malkovich). Other MGM titles will be live soon, including Bowling for Columbine (Academy Award® for Best Documentary, directed by Michael Moore), Flyboys (James Franco), Purple Rose of Cairo (directed by Woody Allen, Academy Award® nominated for Best Screenplay) and Manhattan (directed by Woody Allen, Academy Award® nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress).
“We’re excited to continue the growth of our streaming video catalog with more Hollywood blockbusters and other popular feature films from MGM,” said Karen Estrovich, director of collection development at OverDrive. “These additions are in direct response to the frequent requests we’ve received from our library partners and patrons, and we’re happy to offer the content as well as ensure a seamless user experience with the rest of the library’s digital content.”
OverDrive library partners can browse or search for currently available titles in OverDrive Marketplace, and curate their collection to match the unique interests of their communities. As with other content and access models from OverDrive, libraries will set user lending policies for streaming videos to manage costs within their material budgets.
Library patrons across the U.S. and Canada can use PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets or virtually any connected device to stream videos from their library. Find the nearest digital library collection by searching the OverDrive catalog at www.overdrive.com.
OverDrive is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™, and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive offers all digital media on a single platform, and offers APIs to streamline a seamless user experience. OverDrive Read, the breakthrough EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, now supports fixed layout and narrated eBooks. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com
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