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October 15, 2020

(Kanopy) A+E Networks and Kanopy, the streaming platform available through partnered public and academic libraries, announced today a digital library content agreement. Further enhancing Kanopy's educational value with select docuseries from A+E Networks' content divisions, including HISTORY and A&E, the deal provides users in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand with access to acclaimed documentaries and historical specials.

October 16, 2019

(Kanopy) Kanopy, the free-to-the-user video streaming platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries, today announced that veteran higher education executive Kevin Sayar has been named as the company’s new CEO, effective October 21. Sayar succeeds Olivia Humphrey, who is relocating with her family back to her native Australia. Humphrey will remain as Kanopy’s Executive Chairman of the Board.

October 3, 2019

(Kanopy) Kanop announced the addition of two key hires to its senior leadership team. Dave Barney has joined Kanopy as Chief Technology Officer and Chase Rigby is the company's new Chief Product Officer, both reporting to CEO Olivia Humphrey. Both are longtime veterans of Google. The company also announced a new engineering office in California's Orange County that will help Kanopy continue to recruit top technology talent.

April 8, 2019

(Kanopy) Kanopy , a streaming video on demand platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries delivered for free to the consumer through the financial support of academic and public libraries, has launched at Southwark Libraries, creating a first-of-its-kind partnership with a public library in the UK and Europe.

July 7, 2018

(Kanopy) L Squared Capital Partners announced a growth investment in Kanopy, which represents L Squared’s eighth platform investment over the past four years. Headquartered in San Francisco, Kanopy is a streaming video platform that offers millions of professors, students, and public library patrons free and convenient access to a unique collection of 30,000 highly curated films and documentaries. Kanopy has emerged as the leading destination for thoughtful educational entertainment with content ranging from award winning independent films and documentaries to cinematic classics to engaging lifelong learning course modules.

August 25, 2015

(Kanopy) Kanopy, the leading on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions, today announced it has brought on 377 new U.S.-based university and college customers for the 2015-2016 academic year. New customers signed in 2015 include Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M, Howard University, UC San Diego, and University of Michigan, among others. In the last two years Kanopy grew its U.S. customer base to more than 1000 educational institutions.

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