San Francisco, CA -- March 17, 2021. Kanopy, a company committed to streaming high-quality films that inspire, educate and entertain, has secured a strategic partnership with Schweitzer Fachinformationen, a leading reseller of library products and services. Under terms of the agreement, Schweitzer will distribute Kanopy's streaming video services to its vast network of libraries throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Libraries in these regions can offer their patrons a growing selection of more than 15,000 thought provoking films, many of which are only available on Kanopy. Academic libraries benefit from multiple models to strategically meet their budget requirements including Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) where films are only purchased if used, Firm Ordering and Perpetual Access, all with variable pricing that makes films more affordable depending on their duration, subject, supplier and popularity. Public libraries can offer Kanopy under an affordable and sustainable pay-per-use model.
"Streaming video usage among libraries in DACH and BENELUX has skyrocketed largely due to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, and we expect this trend to continue well past COVID," said Philipp Neie, CEO of Schweitzer. "To keep pace with this demand, we are excited to offer Kanopy's unique films, many of which are diverse, inclusive and equitable, to our library communities and the people they serve."
"Schweitzer is a very well-known and respected brand with an enormous footprint among academic and other libraries in Germany and other nordic regions," said Kevin Sayar, Kanopy's CEO. "By partnering with Schweitzer we can quickly and efficiently expand in this market while providing customers with a higher level of service. We are excited to continue to partner with resellers like Schweitzer to grow our business globally."
About Schweitzer Fachinformationen
When it comes to professional knowledge, Schweitzer Fachinformationen leads the way! Corporate, legal, statutory, and government clients as well as research, educational, and special libraries are provided with complete solutions for the procurement, administration and easy access to knowledge products. Our extensive service offers you a modular combinable and software managed process which allows you to access and administer your sources comfortably. Our customers thrive on a complete e-procurement environment including our integrated services. Combined with consulting we allow ourselves to be your platform for your knowledge needs. We are locally present in 24 cities and employ over 600 information professionals.
Kanopy partners with libraries and filmmakers around the globe to give patrons, students and faculty free access to high-quality films that stimulate imagination, promote learning, and spark meaningful conversations. Many films on Kanopy, including from iconic film companies such as Samuel Goldwyn Films, First Run Features, British Film Institute and Kino Lorber are unavailable elsewhere. The Kanopy app is available on iOS and Android along with all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. For more information, please visit www.kanopy.com.