OverDrive, a digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, has acquired Kanopy, a video streaming service for public and academic libraries. Kanopy provides academic institutions and public libraries with a catalog of curated films.
“Kanopy’s impressive catalog of films, shorts, children’s videos and documentaries will enhance options for all institutions to delight viewers of all ages,” said Steve Potash, founder and CEO of OverDrive. “The Kanopy apps and streaming viewing experience are excellent services to further benefit our network of public libraries and academic partners.”
“Kanopy is thrilled to join the OverDrive family,” said Kanopy CEO Kevin Sayar. “The Kanopy team is excited to bring our passion for film to further our shared goal of helping libraries provide access to valuable media resources that promote lifelong learning.”