Introducing Unlimited Streaming Video for Libraries

Today we announced the launch of streaming video via the RBdigital app—with 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, with Americans gulping down an average of six episodes per marathon session.
  • About 49% of Americans now subscribe to streaming video services.
Other vendors charge a patron for each and every video that is accessed. With RBdigital, patrons can watch as many videos as they like in a seven day period while the library only pays for a single checkout. The Recorded Books model provides libraries significant savings over the competition. 


Streaming video services now available or coming soon include:

Acorn TV—The best in British TV and film, including 80+ exclusive shows, Acorn TV originals, and fan favorites
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
BroadwayHD—Live and recorded Broadway shows and musicals, including both classics and newly produced exclusive theater content
Pongalo—The largest collection of Spanish-language telenovelas and over 13,000 hours of Hollywood movies 
Learn It Live—Thousands of live and on-demand classes representing over 100 topics with a focus on health, wellness, and personal development

Our new streaming video service is available via the enhanced RBdigital app (also announced today), which provides the broadest array of content services in the industry. Now library patrons can access more than 10 content services from a single app.
Click here to learn more about our streaming video offerings. 



Written by

Stefany Lang - Social Media Manager

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