Today, Bibliotheca unveiled biblio+, a new streaming service for libraries and their patrons, in a live virtual event attended by 400 librarians from all around North America. biblio+ is turning the library streaming model on its head by offering unlimited, ad-free streaming for one affordable subscription price.
"Libraries have been telling us for years that the standard streaming model is broken," says Stephane Richard, SVP Movie & Streaming Products at biblio+. "Patrons expect high-quality streaming options, but the pay-per-view model makes the cost unpredictable for libraries. It causes budgeting headaches, and sometimes even frustration for patrons as libraries must limit or interrupt streaming to stay within budget. We are very excited to be able to offer a service that allows libraries to provide patrons with high-quality entertainment without restrictions or hassle."
The biblio+ service was built from the ground up to deliver a top-notch, modern streaming experience on any device. biblio+ is now available from all major app stores, including Apple iOS and Apple TV, Android and Google Play, Amazon FireTV, and Roku. The catalogue includes a diverse range of groundbreaking film and captivating television, including critically-acclaimed documentaries, book-adjacent films and adaptations, popular and cult favorites, and more. New titles are being added regularly.
"Whether libraries are starting from scratch, or looking to add to their current streaming offerings, biblio+ is an exciting new option," says Stephane. "The unlimited viewing model opens up all kinds of possibilities for community outreach including curated watchlists, Library Movie Clubs, and Book to Movie discussion groups."
For more information about biblio+, visit biblioplus.com.
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