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1417 Timberwolf Dr
Holland, Ohio 43528
United States
Web: https://www.hoopladigital.com/
Email: info@midwesttapes.com

Executive Leadership

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Jeff Jankowski
Co-Founder and President
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Sue Bascuk
Vice President
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Catherine Zappa
Vice President, Digital Acquisitions
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Brad Rose
Vice President, Content Strategy
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Michael Holton
Vice President of Product Management
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Eric Glesser
Vice President, IT and Operations
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Mihir Agochiya
Vice President of Engineering and Development
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Bridget Page
Senior Product Manager
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Ann Ford
Director of Sales and Customer Support

Company Ownership

hoopla is the digital offering of Midwest Tape

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News Announcements

March 26, 2024. 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.


March 20, 2024. 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.


January 16, 2024. 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.


October 10, 2023. 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.


June 21, 2023. 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.


June 15, 2023. 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.


November 16, 2022. 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


August 1, 2022. 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.


June 13, 2022. 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.


January 24, 2022. 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.


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Corporate Chronology

2023 hoopla adds manga to the platform

2021 hoopla expands internationally in Australia and New Zealand

2021 hoopla creates BingePass, an innovative way to stream collection of premium content with just one click

2015 hoopla adds eBooks and comics to the platform, becoming the only all-in-one media platform available

2013 hoopla Digital launches with audiobooks, movies, TV and music, was the first content provider to offer the ability to stream content or download for offline use

2010 Midwest Tape launches hoopla streaming platform

1989 John Eldred Jr. founds Midwest Tape, distributing physical media to libraries