Recorded Books has just launched a new streaming video service that is available for libraries that do business with them. It provides unlimited viewing of shows made possible through an innovative, new pricing model for libraries. With the new streaming video service, library patrons can binge-watch videos the same way they do on subscription streaming video services like Netflix—for as little as pennies per view.
Now more than ever, consumers are demanding unlimited video streaming. According to a 2017 Deloitte survey, over 70% of US consumers binge-watch TV shows, and 49% of Americans now subscribe to paid streaming video services. With the new Recorded Books streaming video service, library patrons can watch videos the same way they do with subscription streaming services such as Netflix—without breaking library budgets.
“We’re proud to be the first to make this industry-changing approach to streaming video available to libraries,” says Tom MacIsaac, Chief Executive Officer of RBmedia. “Our unlimited license model is revolutionizing the way patrons consume video in the library market. With our enhanced RBdigital app, accessing streaming video along with other content has never been easier or more convenient.”
● IndieFlix— Award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, and classic TV
● Qello Concerts—The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries
● eBooks—Bestselling and award-winning eBooks by top authors.
● Magazines and Comics—The largest collection of digital magazines for libraries, as well as hundreds of top comics from major brands.
● Streaming Video—Unlimited streaming video services, including award-winning comedies, documentaries, drama, animation, shorts, classic TV, British TV and film, Broadway shows and musicals, Spanish telenovelas and movies, and more.
● Education—A comprehensive collection of online world language learning, art and music instruction, software training, and more.
● Games and Music—Full-length concerts and music documentaries with video games coming soon.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.