Kanopy

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Kanopy
Privately held company
Industryvideo streaming
Founded2008
FounderOlivia Humphrey
Headquarters,
United States
Number of locations
San Francisco, United States; Sydney, Australia
Websitewww.kanopy.com

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries[1] and educational institutions 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]

History[edit]

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[edit]

Kanopy provides each public library[6] and university with a dedicated and customizable website through where 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[edit]

Public library patrons and university students and faculty are able to watch Kanopy for free with their institution's library card. Institutions pay for the films their students and faculty watch on a per-view basis.[8]

Librarians have access to an administrative dashboard which allows them to view user analytics and adjust budgets.[9]

Device support[edit]

Kanopy can be viewed on a computer, television, or mobile device via a web browser supporting HTML5 video or the Kanopy app for Apple iOS, Android, Roku,[10] and Amazon Fire Tablet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aron, Hillel (2017-03-31). "6 Unbelievable Perks That Come Free With Your L.A. Public Library Card". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  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". www.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". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  7. ^ Flatley, Robert. "Advisor Reviews- Standard Review: Kanopy Streaming". charlestonco.com. The Charleston Advisor. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Flatley, Robert. "Advisor Reviews- Standard Review: Kanopy Streaming". charlestonco.com. The Charleston Advisor. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  9. ^ Flatley, Robert. "Advisor Reviews- Standard Review: Kanopy Streaming". charlestonco.com. The Charleston Advisor. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "How to stream movies for free using your Grand Rapids library card". MLive.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15.

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