Today BBC Studios and hoopla digital announced a deal to bring BBC programming to the free streaming services hoopla digital.
Over 45 titles are now available on hoopla digital, including signature classics Robin Hood, Absolutely Fabulous, Inspector Lynley, Upstairs Downstairs and Waking the Dead. More BBC series will be available on hoopla digital later in the month, including episodes of currently airing series Silent Witness and Call the Midwife.
“BBC is home to critically acclaimed programs loved by audiences worldwide. We are thrilled to bring this treasured collection of BBC mysteries, dramas and comedies to our partner libraries and their patrons.” said Jeff Jankowski, owner and founder of hoopla digital. “With this agreement, some BBC content will be exclusively streamed within the library market on hoopla. Our libraries can offer their patrons access to discover new series, revisit BBC classics, and enjoy new BBC titles.”
“As technology continues to be adopted by libraries, this partnership with Hoopla allows us to welcome a new audience,” said Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Strategy and Franchise Business Management. “Library card-holders at participating libraries can re-discover, or be introduced to, BBC’s world-class content – and experience it in their preferred format.”
So what is hoopla digital?
hoopla digital teams up with local libraries to offer free streaming for members of more than 1,600 public library systems across North America. Public libraries are a great resource for cord cutters—not only for free DVD rentals but now also for streaming. The best part is they now have apps on devices like Roku, Fire TV, and the Apple TV.
hoopla has been busy adding new content. Recently it struck a deal with Viacom to add hundreds of popular TV shows from networks such as Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, VH1, TV Land, and CMT. Hoopla also struck a deal recently with Paramount to bring a large number of Paramount movies to Hoopla.
So how do you get access to hoopla? You need a library membership. If you want to stream the great library of content, contact your local library and find out if they offer Hoopla. Chances are they do have a free streaming service for members.
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