Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Infobase Learning Adds California Newsreel Films to Its Films On Demand Streaming Video Products!

New York, NY, September 27, 2012—Infobase Learning has announced the addition of California Newsreel films, some exclusively, to its award-winning Films On Demand family of streaming video subscription products—Films On Demand (for academic institutions), Classroom Video On Demand (for high schools), and Access Video On Demand (for public libraries).

The oldest, non-profit, social issue documentary film center in the United States, California Newsreel has inspired, educated, and engaged audiences with its cutting-edge, social justice films for nearly 45 years. It is the leading resource center for the advancement of social change, racial justice and diversity, the study of African-American life and history, and African culture and politics. The California Newsreel films added to the Films On Demand products cover a range of topics from African-American writers, racial conflict and civil rights, and African cinema to health care, blues music, stereotypes, history, and many others. Highlights of these newly added educational titles include Health for Sale, Maquilapolis, Race: The Power of an Illusion, The Big Sellout, Black Gold, and Black Panther and San Francisco State: On Strike, to name just a few. Specific titles added may vary by product.

Films On Demand's acclaimed digital delivery system allows educators, students, librarians, and patrons to conveniently view the California Newsreel films as full-length videos or instantly access predefined segments that make it easy to find specific curriculum topics quickly. Users watching California Newsreel titles on the Films On Demand streaming video platform can also take advantage of the extensive range of features, such as the ability to save and organize favorite videos; simple integration into educational CMS; tools to create custom playlists; powerful browse and search options, including new Search Assist technology; Google Translate and interactive transcripts; and, for subscribers, easy access through the Special Collections tab.

For reviewer access to Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, or Access Video On Demand, please contact Erin Peterman at 212-896-4214 or We ask that you not publish any pricing information without first confirming it with us. Thank you for your consideration.

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Infobase Learning is an educational solutions company providing award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Under such well-known brands as Facts On File, The World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Films Media Group, Infobase Learning provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of award-winning products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. For more than 70 years, Infobase Learning has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the middle school, high school, and academic curriculum, providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home.