hoopla digital Announces Licensing Deal With Paramount Pictures

 hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), a online service for public libraries, today announced a new licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures to add more than one hundred movies from the studio’s renowned library to hoopla’s service. Through the agreement, patrons of participating public libraries will have access to fan-favorite hits via their smartphones, tablets and computers.

 Among the diverse array of films to be made available under the agreement are Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio, The Soloist with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, and the hilarious comedy School of Rock, starring Jack Black. In addition, family-friendly movies such as The Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murhpy, and The Wild Thornberrys Movie will further add to hoopla digital’s catalog of more than 600,000 movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics.

“Through this new deal with Paramount, hoopla digital is adding a roster of iconic movies to the dynamic experience we offer to our library partners and their patrons. Content on hoopla, including this exciting lineup of films, can be enjoyed across multiple screens, from laptops to tablets and TVs– all with a library card,” said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital.

Next month, the hoopla app will be available on the set-top boxes of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, allowing patrons the ability to stream movies from Paramount straight to their TV. hoopla digital also offers a “Kids Mode” feature, which families can use to search and access kid-friendly titles any time.

“We’re delighted to be working with hoopla digital to deliver a broad selection of films to library patrons across the United States,” said Dina Vangelisti, SVP TV Distribution, Paramount Pictures. “This collection of titles from Paramount’s extensive library truly offers something for everyone.”

To begin accessing Paramount titles, library-card holders of participating public libraries can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com.

hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 1,600 public library systems across North America including Boston Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, and Edmonton Public Library.

To see if you local library loans free movies via hoopla go to http://www.hoopladigital.com/.

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William B. West
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William B. West is editor-in-chief of CordCuttersTalk.com, Rokuki.com, and StreamingThisMonth.com. All three sites cover the latest cord cutters news, information, and updates.
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