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Facts On File Announces Launch of Curriculum Video On Demand

Posted Nov 11, 2009
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Facts On File, an imprint of Infobase Publishing, in conjunction with Films for the Humanities & Sciences (FFH&S), has announced the launch of its comprehensive new Curriculum Video On Demand subscription service, offering unlimited access to more than 5,000 streaming educational programs for the high school curriculum.


Curriculum Video On Demand is a compilation of high-school-level video content from producers around the world, covering six core subject areas: science and mathematics, social studies, literature and language arts, health and nutrition, business and economics, and visual and performing arts. Each full-length video has been segmented into predefined clips—50,000 segments in all—to aid in finding specific pieces of content quickly.


Highlights include:

·        Streaming Video, Easy Access 24/7—Users can stream the 5,000-plus high-quality educational videos in the subscription anytime and anywhere, and anyone at the subscribing institution can have access. The videos can be displayed in a classroom using a projector or interactive whiteboard. Full titles and segments are searchable and can be saved, organized, and shared by email; custom playlists can also be created.

 ·        Superior Video Quality, Cross-Platform Compatible—All programs are available for streaming in Adobe Flash Player-compatible Flash 400k and 700k mb format. Many programs are also available in a Flash 1.5 mb stream for higher quality viewing. The videos retain their quality at full screen.

·        Exceptional Content—Programs from more than 700 quality producers are included in this subscription—including Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers Journal, Shopware, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Most titles are exclusive to Facts On File and Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

 ·        Correlated to the High School Curriculum— Curriculum Video On Demand contains more high-school-level videos than any other streaming video subscription, according to the announcement. The video content is intended for basic through AP courses. All material is correlated to state and national educational standards.

 ·        New Content Added Regularly—Subscriptions continue growing, with new titles added monthly. Approximately 400 new titles are added per year, all geared to the high school curriculum.

 ·        A Wealth of Features—Curriculum Video On Demand features seamless integration of videos and playlists into online card catalogs and Distance Learning systems; robust search tools; usage tracking and reporting statistics; a variety of authentication options; closed-captioning on many titles; dynamic citations in multiple format; public performance rights; and other features.


For a free trial, go to

Source: Infobase Publishing,

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