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Press Release: hoopla [March 20, 2024]

hoopla Digital Announces Latest BingePass with medici.tv, Bringing World-Renowned Classical Music and Fine Arts Video Platform to Libraries

Holland, OH -- March 19, 2024. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one digital media app for public libraries and their patrons, today 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.

"At hoopla, we're continually striving to find ways to bring unique, engaging content to libraries and their patrons –– and our new medici.tv BingePass achieves that by providing access to classical music and jazz performances to a wide audience," said hoopla Digital founder Jeff Jankowski. "As libraries evolve to meet patrons' demand for digital media, our growing BingePass offerings enable libraries to provide diverse streaming content to their patrons with ease and in the format that patrons are accustomed to."

medici.tv presents more than 150 live streaming events each year to bring patrons to the world's most esteemed venues and watch top artists and ensembles. Participating libraries and their patrons will now have access to these live events through BingePass. The streaming events are accessible both in real-time and as recordings for a limited time after the event on the medici.tv platform. The platform is accessible in four languages—English, French, Spanish, and Russian—and individual performances come with various subtitled language options.

"Our partnership with hoopla supports our shared mission of providing greater access to classical music and jazz content to as wide of an audience as possible," said David Ryfman, VP of Sales, at medici.tv. "We're thrilled to be partnering with hoopla and look forward to providing library patrons with access to our catalog of enriching content."

hoopla's new medici.tv BingePass is one of 20+ BingePasses available to public libraries and their patrons — expanding 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. hoopla is available in nearly 10,000 public libraries across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand including Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library and Los Angeles Public Library. To access content on hoopla, including BingePasses, cardholders of participating libraries can download the free hoopla mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com.

About hoopla Digital

With a mission to serve public libraries and their patrons, hoopla is the only all-in-one app that provides online and mobile access to millions of eBooks, audiobooks, comics and manga, music, movies, TV, and more with BingePass. Available in 110+ world languages, content on hoopla is available for free with a valid library card. hoopla is the pioneer of the pay per use model that allows library patrons to borrow content immediately, no waits or holds required. Headquartered in Holland, Ohio, hoopla is a service of Midwest Tape, a trusted partner to public libraries for over 30 years. For more information or to download the hoopla app, visit hoopladigital.com.

About medici.tv

medici.tv is the global leader in classical music video streaming. For over 10 years, its exceptional selection of events streaming live and available on-demand has appealed to music lovers, professionals, and institutions throughout the world.

Heralded by The New York Times as "the closest thing to a classical Netflix", medici.tv brings live classical music to passionate fans worldwide. Since its founding in 2008, it has captured the performances of leading classical artists, ensembles, and orchestras in great concert halls, festivals, and competitions the world over. As the largest online platform for classical music, it offers over 150 live performances throughout the year and the world's largest VOD catalog of more than 4,000 videos of concerts, ballets, operas, documentaries, master classes, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, streamed in High Definition.


Summary: 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.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:March 20, 2024
Publisher:hoopla
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Company: hoopla
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