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April 30, 2024

hoopla hoopla Digital expands popular BingePass offering with launch of Pokémon partnership. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one digital media app for public libraries and their patrons, announced today a partnership with Pokémon, one of the world's most popular entertainment franchises, to launch a new BingePass. hoopla's new Pokémon BingePass is one of more than 20 BingePasses available to public libraries and their patrons, supporting hoopla's commitment to providing unique content for free to library patrons. BingePass is a unique innovation from hoopla, offering unlimited access to educational and entertaining collections of streaming content and platforms for seven days with just one borrow. BingePass is accessible anywhere, either on the web or via the mobile app, with no commercials or ads. Patrons of all ages and interests can find something to borrow including magazines, eBooks, popular movies and TV series, puzzles and more. [Full Announcement].

March 26, 2024

hoopla hoopla Digital partners with All3Media International to bring gardening icon Monty Don to libraries. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one digital media app for public libraries and their patrons, today announced a partnership with All3Media International, one of the world's leading production and distribution groups, to launch a new BingePass. [Full Announcement].

March 20, 2024

hoopla hoopla Digital Announces Latest BingePass with medici.tv, Bringing World-Renowned Classical Music and Fine Arts Video Platform to Libraries. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one digital media app for public libraries and their patrons, announced a partnership with medici.tv, the world's premier source for classical music programming, to launch a new BingePass. medici.tv streams live events from prestigious halls like Carnegie Hall, La Scala, the Royal Opera House and the Paris Opera worldwide. Their extensive video-on-demand catalog is now accessible with the hoopla BingePass and includes 1,500 concerts, 350 operas, 150 ballets, 1,300 documentaries, 250 master classes, and 550 jazz performances. Through the partnership, patrons of participating libraries will receive unlimited access for a week to all of this content for free with a library card. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2024

hoopla hoopla Digital Expands BingePass Offering with Filmocracy. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one app for public libraries, today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind BingePass with Filmocracy that will bring film festivals into the homes of library patrons, no matter where they are. Filmocracy, the leading film and festival streaming platform, will provide participating hoopla libraries and their patrons with access to its Industry Premium level free for seven days through BingePass. Library patrons with hoopla accounts through their library cards will be able to discover and view independent films from some of the best known and acclaimed film festivals from around the world, many of which will be available live. The addition of Filmocracy highlights hoopla's continued investment in strengthening its BingePass offering by expanding the types of content available in the format. [Full Announcement].

October 10, 2023

hoopla hoopla Digital inks deal with celebrated manga publisher Kodansha USA Publishing. hoopla Digital, the only all in one media app for public libraries, today announced its new partnership with Kodansha USA Publishing, English-language publisher of some of the world's most recognizable manga properties like Attack on Titan, FAIRY TAIL, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex & more. Library patrons will now have access to a Kodansha manga catalog of more than 1,200 titles on hoopla. The agreement encompasses a deep array of English-translated content from one of the largest manga publishers in Japan and marks an advanced investment in expanding hoopla's manga collection which had a celebrated launch earlier this summer. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2023

hoopla hoopla Digital Launches New Manga Experience. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one app for public libraries, is strengthening its leadership of the comics category among library digital platforms with the launch of its new manga offering. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2023

hoopla hoopla Digital announces new partnership with Hallmark Movies Now, expands popular BingePass. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one app for public libraries, announced the launch of a new BingePass in partnership with Hallmark Movies Now, Hallmark Media's subscription video on demand streaming service. Library patrons with access to hoopla will be able to access a seven-day BingePass to Hallmark Movies Now's entire online content lineup. The new agreement marks an expansion of the BingePass offering, where each pass gives access to entire streaming collections with only one borrow. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2022

hoopla hoopla digital expands BingePass offering with new children's collections. hoopla digital, the category-creating digital service for public libraries, announced the addition of four new hoopla BingePasses, featuring access to four new collections of children's video, books, and multimedia [Full Announcement].

August 1, 2022

hoopla hoopla digital brings back Bonus Borrows for back-to-school. hoopla digital, the category-creating service for public libraries, today launched the next edition of its wildly popular Bonus Borrows program, just in time for Back-to-School season. Throughout the month of August, cardholders of participating libraries can access hoopla's curated collection of more than 650 titles, featuring coveted STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) content, extended learning resources and discovery for all ages. Libraries that participate in the hoopla digital Bonus Borrows program can offer patrons unlimited borrowing that will not impact monthly borrow limits throughout the month of August. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2022

hoopla hoopla digital adds Hellosaurus app access to hoopla BingePass offering. hoopla digital, the category-creating digital service for public libraries, has launched a new hoopla BingePass in partnership with Hellosaurus, the premier interactive video app for children. With the Hellosaurus BingePass on hoopla, public library patrons can access the entire Hellosaurus app for seven days, using only one hoopla Instant borrow. As Hellosaurus is available exclusively via Android and iOS apps, patrons using hoopla will be prompted to download the app upon borrowing the Hellosaurus BingePass, and then immediately gain access to the more than 100 interactive stories available on Hellosaurus. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2022

hoopla hoopla digital expands BingePass offering with addition of Curiosity Stream. hoopla digital, the category-creating digital service for public libraries, launched Curiosity Stream as part of its expansion of the recently launched BingePass format. Curiosity Stream's entire online subscription video collection is now available for participating libraries to offer thousands of original and curated documentaries and nonfiction series to their patrons. [Full Announcement].

July 1, 2020

hoopla hoopla digital adds expanded content catalogs from recorded books, graphic audio, more--to audiobook collection. hoopla digital, the category-creating digital service for public libraries, announced an expanded deal with RBmedia to bring a vast catalog of titles from the leading independent audiobook publisher to hoopla's dynamic collection. Over 40,000 premium titles from RBmedia's various publishing brands—spanning all high-demand fiction and nonfiction genres—will be available for public library patrons to download and to enjoy on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops through hoopla's web site and mobile app. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2019

hoopla hoopla digital Introduces BingePass, featuring unlimited access to magazines and new video content. hoopla digital, the category-creating digital service for public libraries, launched BingePass, a new type of hoopla Instant Borrow that provides patrons of participating public libraries with unlimited access to popular streaming platforms for 7 days. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2019

hoopla hoopla digital adds world-renowned BBC Studios programs. hoopla digital announced an agreement with BBC Studios to bring over 800 episodes of treasured scripted content featuring great British talent such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, David Tennant, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Emma Thompson, to its service. Several BBC favorites are now available for public library patrons across the U.S. and Canada to borrow and view on their smartphones, tablets and computers through hoopla's web site and mobile app. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2018

hoopla hoopla digital continues to build the largest and most-diverse STEAM education content collection for public libraries. hoopla digital, the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, announced new additions to its STEAM content collection – considered the largest and most-diverse STEAM offering for public libraries. hoopla's new deals with Rosen Publishing, Inc. and others add hundreds of new STEAM titles – some exclusively on hoopla – including the New York Times Looking Forward series, Disney's Coding Adventure series and The Great Courses to the service. [Full Announcement].

April 20, 2018

hoopla Richmond County Public Library partners with Hoopla Digital to give patrons online and mobile access to free movies, music, eBooks and more. Richmond County Public Library at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw has announced the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital. [Full Announcement].

December 8, 2017

hoopla Marvel Entertainment Super Heroes arrive on hoopla digital, adding iconic Marvel collections and graphic novels to the service. hoopla digital, the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today announced a new agreement with Marvel Entertainment that adds over 250 collections and graphic novels to the service. Through this agreement, patrons of participating public libraries can now borrow Marvel works like, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER VOL. 1, BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET BOOK 1, CIVIL WAR and X-MEN: THE DARK PHOENIX SAGA via hoopla digital on their smartphones, tablets and computers. [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2017

hoopla hoopla digital unveils dynamic new eReader with specialized features for picture books and read-alongs. hoopla digital, the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today unveiled a dynamic new eReader with specialized features to present picture books and read-alongs. The new eReader showcases content from Disney, HarperCollins, Lerner, Charlesbridge and Britannica including picture books like Pete the Cat and Fancy Nancy and read-alongs like Olaf's Frozen Adventure and Disney-Pixar's Coco, which is available in English and Spanish. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2017

hoopla hoopla digital licensing deal with Paramount Pictures delivers Hollywood hits to library patrons. hoopla digital, the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, announced a new licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures to add more than one hundred movies from the studio's renowned library to hoopla's service. Through the agreement, patrons of participating public libraries will have access to fan-favorite hits via their smartphones, tablets and computers. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2017

hoopla hoopla digital announces deal with Viacom, adds hundreds of popular television shows for library patrons. hoopla digital, the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today announced an agreement with Viacom to add hundreds of popular television shows from Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, VH1, TV Land and CMT. [Full Announcement].

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