hoopla digital Announces Agreements with Universal Pictures, MGM, National Geographic and BBC America to Expand Mobile Content Offering for Public Libraries

Category-Creating Mobile Service Unveils 2.0 Interface, Adds Thousands of Hollywood Titles and TV Shows for Patrons of Participating Public Libraries

Nov 07, 2013, 20:13 ET from hoopla digital

HOLLAND, Ohio, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing more than 10,000 Hollywood movies and TV shows to participating public libraries across the U.S. and Canada, hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), today announced new content partnerships with Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc., National Geographic and BBC America.  hoopla digital partners with public libraries across North America to provide patrons with online and mobile access to dynamic digital content.

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With these new content partnerships, hoopla digital expands its offering of videos, music and audiobooks to include popular movies and shows such as Scarface, Liar Liar, House of Lies and more, now available for patrons to stream instantly to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Patrons can also enjoy popular music albums such as Drake's "Nothing was the Same" and Katy Perry's "Prism," as well as educational content from National Geographic and BBC America with shows like Great Migrations, Secret Yellowstone and The Planets.

Through hoopla digital's mobile app and website, this content is available for patrons of participating public libraries to borrow.  Participating libraries only pay for what patrons use. hoopla digital currently has agreements in place with Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc., Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and eOne Music.

"As hoopla digital helps more public libraries break new ground in mobile access and patron reach, we are diligently working to advance our best-of-breed technology and build our content offering.  We are excited to establish content deals with these leading Hollywood studios, which increases our offering of movies, TV shows, documentaries and educational videos," said Jeff Jankowski founder and owner of hoopla digital.

hoopla digital's enhanced 2.0 interface, available on Android, iOS and the Web, features new a design, user experience and navigation. With the 2.0 upgrade, library card holders can browse by title suggestions, enjoy content while browsing, and play videos, albums and audiobooks on the large screen with Apple TV.

There is no waiting to borrow movies on hoopla digital since on-demand content can be enjoyed by multiple patrons simultaneously.  Patrons who use hoopla digital also avoid library late fees as digital content borrowing periods simply expire without additional charges.

hoopla digital, which plans to grow to 800 libraries by the end of 2014, now has partnerships with more than 40 library systems across North America including: The Seattle Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Salt Lake Public Library, Edmonton Public Library and Hamilton Public Library.

To begin using the hoopla digital, library-card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com. The service is only available to patrons of participating public libraries.

About hoopla digital

hoopla digital is category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital's mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 20 years.

For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

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