Thursday, November 8, 2018

Streaming Platform, Kanopy, Signs Deal with HBO Documentary Films

Kanopy Signs Licensing Deal with HBO Documentary Films®

More Than 40 Acclaimed Documentaries Available To Stream For Members of Partnered Educational Institutions Throughout the U.S. and Canada

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kanopy, a free-to-user streaming platform bringing in-demand, buzzworthy films and documentaries, world cinema and exclusive collections to an ever-growing fanbase, has announced a licensing agreement with HBO Documentary Films® which includes 43 acclaimed documentaries from the studio’s highly regarded library. Now available for free to members of Kanopy’s partnered educational institutions across the U.S. and Canada, the collection features esteemed films such as King in the Wilderness, Gloria: In Her Own Words, the Academy Award® nominated Traffic Stop, The Final Year and more.

“Acquiring such rich titles from HBO supports our continued effort to appeal to our audience’s wide range of needs and interests,” said Kanopy Founder and CEO Olivia Humphrey. "Students and faculty at our partnered academic institutions now have access to riveting documentaries, allowing them to further expand their knowledge and love for thought-provoking content.”

The recent acquisition strengthens Kanopy’s main catalog, which showcases tens of thousands of documentaries, feature films, world cinema, classic motion pictures and children’s television series. Available for free via partnered educational institutions, the latest HBO Documentary Films® titles include: Baltimore Rising, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, A Dangerous Son, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Being Serena, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, Becoming Warren Buffett, It’s Me, Hilary: The Man who Drew Eloise, Marathon: The Patriots’ Day Bombing, The Words that Built America, Beware the Slenderman, Becoming Mike Nichols, Agnelli, Living with Lincoln, Class Divide, Everything is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures and more.

Students and faculty of Kanopy’s partnered educational institutions can sign up for Kanopy via the homepage and receive direct access by visiting:

Social Media: @Kanopy (Facebook, Twitter)

Kanopy is a premiere, free-to-user entertainment streaming platform available through library and university partners nationwide. With a focus on thoughtful entertainment, Kanopy’s curated catalog of thousands of titles collects the best in award-winning films and documentaries from around the world. Kanopy is accessible on preferred apps and devices including Apple TV, iOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku to ensure remarkable and thought-provoking films are available anytime, anywhere. For more information, please visit

HBO® is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming to 142 million subscribers globally. A subsidiary of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable titles to be on television including Game of Thrones®, Big Little Lies®, Westworld®, The Sopranos®, Band of Brothers®, and The Wire®. In the United States, HBO® and sister network Cinemax® are available across multiple platforms including HBO On Demand®, Cinemax On Demand®, HBO GO® and MAX GO®, as well as HBO NOW®. Internationally, HBO branded services, including television networks and the standalone streaming product HBO GO®, are available in more than 70 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. HBO and Cinemax programming is also sold into more than 150 countries worldwide.


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