Los Angeles and New York -- October 15, 2020. 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.
"A+E Networks hosts valuable legacy docuseries which appeal to academic explorers and enhance curriculum," said Mark Garner, EVP Global Content Sales & Business Development, A+E Networks. "We're excited to pair our premium library content with Kanopy's cutting edge educational platform to expand reach to new audiences who value high-quality educational content."
The content deal adds to Kanopy's existing line-up of educational and award-winning titles, and features a collection of curated docuseries available now, including HISTORY's Roots, the eight-hour series that reimagines the historical portrait of American slavery; Presidents at War, stories of war told through the experiences of eight remarkable men who go on to serve as Commanders-In-Chief as U.S. Presidents; Washington, the six-hour miniseries explores the full arc of America's first president; and A&E Indie Films' Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl), the Oscar and BAFTA-winning documentary of young Afghan girls learning to read, write—and skateboard—in Kabul.
"Kanopy continuously strives to present its users with valuable and enriching content to not only entertain, but encourage educational growth," said Kevin Sayar, CEO of Kanopy. "A true leader in historical, educational and thought-provoking titles, our deal with A+E Networks allows us to truly transcend in the digital streaming space and offer users an exceptional level of content."
Users can visit Kanopy.com to stay up-to-date with the latest A+E Networks' docuseries added to the platform.
Kanopy is a premium, free-to-the-user entertainment streaming platform available through universities and libraries. Through partnerships with iconic film companies such as A24, Criterion Collection, Paramount, PBS and Kino Lorber, amongst others, Kanopy's critically-acclaimed catalog provides thousands of the world's finest documentaries, award-winning titles, must-see classics, world cinema, contemporary favorites and kids programming to public library members, and students and professors at participating institutions, funded through state-aided supplementary programs and tuition. The Kanopy app is available on all major streaming devices, including Apple TV, iOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and Roku. For more information, please visit www.kanopy.com.
About A+E Networks
A+E Networks is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally-relevant brands in media including A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, LMN, FYI, VICE TV and Blaze. A+E Networks' portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios; unscripted production through Six West Media; independent film unit A&E IndieFilms; watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital; Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises; and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International. A+E Networks' channels and branded programming reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.