Kanopy
Kanopy


Kanopy
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and

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KanopyTypePrivately held companyIndustryvideo streamingFounded2008FounderOlivia HumphreyHeadquartersSan Francisco, California, United StatesNumber of locations2 (San Francisco, United States; Sydney, Australia)Websitewww.kanopy.com/ 

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities[1] that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.[2] Kanopy includes children's programming with its subdivision Kanopy Kids; all members have access to the children's videos section with their account.[3]

Contents History

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey, as an educational tool for universities.[4] It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.[5]

Services

Kanopy provides each participating public library[6] and university with a dedicated and customizable website through which members can stream films. The service includes features such as captions, transcripts, clip creation, and playlist creation that allow users to share videos.[7]

Business model

Public library patrons, and university students and faculty are able to watch Kanopy free-of-charge with their institution’s library card. Institutions pay for the films their students and faculty watch on a per-view basis.[7]

Librarians have access to an administrative dashboard which allows them to view user analytics and adjust budgets.[7]

Device support

Kanopy can be viewed on a computer, television, or mobile device via a web browser supporting HTML5 video or the Kanopy app for Amazon Fire Tablet and Fire Stick, Android, Apple iOS, and Roku.[8]

References
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  2. ^ "Kanopy Streaming Video". University of Oregon. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  3. ^ "Kanopy, the On-Demand Streaming Video Service Free for Public Library Members, Adds Children's Content with Launch of Kanopy Kids". prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  4. ^ Smith, Sean. "Kanopy Concept Created in Garage". Yahoo! 7 News. The West Australian. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  5. ^ White, Tom. "A Conversation with Kanopy Founder and CEO Olivia Humphrey". ida. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  6. ^ "Kanopy chief Olivia Humphrey backs R&D scheme | theaustralian". theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  7. ^ a b c Flatley, Robert. "Standard Review: Kanopy Streaming". The Charleston Advisor. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "How to stream movies for free using your Grand Rapids library card". MLive.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
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