hoopla digital Announces Content Licensing Agreement with The Walt Disney Studios, Adds Celebrated Titles for Public Libraries

Category-Creating Service Adds Animated and Live Action Favorites for Patrons of Participating Public Libraries

HOLLAND, Ohio, March 16, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  hoopla digital ( hoopladigital.com), today announced a new content licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios, bringing 100 celebrated titles to participating public libraries across the U.S. and Canada. Leading a new era of public library access, hoopla digital partners with public libraries across North America to provide patrons with simultaneous online and mobile access to dynamic digital content.

With this new content agreement, hoopla digital's app and online platform adds popular Disney movies including The Muppet Movie, Recess: School's Out, A Goofy Movie, The Sword in the Stone and more to its current offering of more than 295,000 videos, music and audiobooks. This content is now available for patrons to stream instantly to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

"Disney films are a staple in American culture and communities around the world and we are honored to continue our 25 year relationship through hoopla digital and parent company Midwest Tape, adding these digital titles to our public library partners and their patrons," said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital. "Library patrons who use our service tell us that hoopla digital has become part of their everyday routine – and many of them are enjoying it as a family. We're thrilled to establish a content agreement with Disney that makes these iconic movies available anytime with a library card while empowering libraries to offer content how, when and where patrons want it."

There is no waiting to borrow movies on hoopla digital, since on-demand content can be enjoyed by multiple patrons simultaneously.  Patrons who use hoopla digital also avoid library late fees, as digital content borrowing periods simply expire without additional charges.

Through hoopla digital's mobile app and website, this content is available for patrons of participating public libraries to borrow.  Participating libraries only pay for what patrons use. In addition to The Walt Disney Studios, hoopla digital currently has deals in place with more than 200 other content companies.

hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 610 public library systems across North America including: Seattle Public Library, Boston Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Salt Lake Public Library, San Francisco Public Library and Toronto Public Library, to name a few.

To begin accessing titles from The Walt Disney Studios, library-card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com. The service is only available to patrons of participating public libraries.

About hoopla digital
hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital's mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.

For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).



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