SAN FRANCISCO – June 14, 2022 – Kanopy, the leading streaming provider of high-quality films that inspire, entertain and educate, has announced a strategic distribution agreement with Vox Media. Students and patrons of participating universities and public libraries can now stream educational series from Vox Media brands Seeker by The Verge and NowThis. With this new offering, Kanopy viewers can empower themselves and understand the science shaping our planet as well as dive into what’s happening and influential in the world right now.

  • Seeker by The Verge—celebrated for empowering the curious to understand the science shaping our world—streams episodes about the groundbreaking innovations and natural forces that impact our lives, our planet and our universe. An abundance of learning awaits on Kanopy, including How Close Are We to Immortality? and Why Is Earth’s Magnetic Field on the Move?
  • NowThis—a leading news channel on social media —informs Kanopy viewers on what’s currently happening and important in the world. Series packages with engaging titles include Are Your Political Beliefs Genetic? and Hyperloops & The Future of Travel. 

Seeker by The Verge and NowThis are a perfect fit for Kanopy’s passionate audience,” said Zoë Toupin, Director of Content Acquisitions for Kanopy. “Their series and episodes engage and entertain in a full array of core topics that matter in the world today.”

Claire Vela, Associate Director of Partnerships at Vox Media, added, “We are delighted that Seeker by The Verge and NowThis films will find audiences via tens of thousands of libraries worldwide. We know Kanopy will support our mission to make news engaging and relevant by humanizing our complicated world.”

The Seeker by The Verge and NowThis collections are available to stream now from participating universities and public libraries on


About Kanopy

Kanopy partners with libraries and filmmakers around the globe to give patrons, students and faculty free access to high-quality films that stimulate imagination, promote learning, and spark meaningful conversations. Many films on Kanopy—including from iconic suppliers like The Criterion Collection, NEON, Samuel Goldwyn Films, HISTORY, A&E, First Run Features and Kino Lorber—are unavailable elsewhere. The Kanopy app is available on iOS and Android and all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV. In 2021, OverDrive acquired Kanopy to bring together the single most extensive catalog of premium content and the best-in-class user experience for video, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and additional streaming media. For more information, visit

About Vox Media

Vox Media is the leading modern media company, reaching audiences everywhere they are.

Known for editorial properties including Vox, SB Nation, New York Magazine, The Dodo, and NowThis, the company’s portfolio features the most relevant, respected, and engaging editorial properties and voices. The company is also home to award-winning storytelling businesses such as Vox Media Studios and the Vox Media Podcast Network, as well as innovative technologies that support the entire media industry, including the Concert advertising marketplace.

Vox Media proves that quality can scale.

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