Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity
Phone: 212-896-4269
Email: LKatz@Infobase.com


Infobase Learning Adds TEDTalks to Its Films On Demand Streaming Video Platforms



New York, NY, April 16, 2012—Infobase Learning is delighted to announce the addition of world-renowned TEDTalks to its highly regarded Films On Demand family of streaming video products. More than 200 TEDTalks—which are widely respected for bringing together some of the most fascinating and forward-thinking minds in areas from technology, science, and global issues to entertainment, design, and business—have been added, with hundreds more expected by the end of the year.

Through this collaboration, Films On Demand is the first subscription video platform to index and integrate TEDTalks for the higher education market. In addition, the talks have been added to Films On Demand's streaming video products for the high school and public library markets (Classroom Video On Demand and Access Video On Demand, respectively). Its acclaimed digital delivery system allows educators, students, and librarians to conveniently view the TEDTalks as full-length videos or instantly access predefined segments that make it easy to find specific curriculum topics quickly. Users watching TEDTalks 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; and, for subscribers, easy access through the Special Collections tab.

"The addition of these exceptional lectures to our streaming video subscriptions strengthens our mission to deliver the highest-quality video content from the best producers," said Mark McDonnell, president and CEO of Infobase Learning, parent company of Films Media Group, Facts On File, and other esteemed brands. "The Films On Demand platform introduces a whole new level of flexibility to viewing and sharing TEDTalks in an educational setting."

"Teachers are heroes, and we're committed to doing all we can to empower them," said Chris Anderson, Curator of TED. "Collaborating with Infobase Learning to unlock the learning power of TEDTalks through the Films On Demand platform is an important step in our concerted effort to support the work of great teachers worldwide."

Highlights among the newly added TEDTalks titles include the likes of actor, playwright, and social critic Anna Deavere Smith; inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil; physician and author Dean Ornish; linguist Steven Pinker; theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking; psychologist Philip Zimbardo; climate change prophet Al Gore; behavioral economics founder Daniel Kahneman; writer Elizabeth Gilbert; dictionary editor Erin McKean; positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; and tech visionary Nicholas Negroponte, to name just a few of the distinguished speakers.

For reviewer access to Films On Demand, Classroom Video On Demand, or Access Video On Demand, please contact Laurie Katz at 212-896-4269 or LKatz@InfobaseLearning.com. We ask that you not publish any pricing information without first confirming it with us. Thank you for your consideration.

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About Infobase Learning
Infobase Learning is an educational solutions company providing award-winning digital reference content—from online and film products to eBooks/books—to the school and library community. Under such well-known brands as Facts On File, Films Media Group, Chelsea House, and The World Almanac®, Infobase Learning provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of 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.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences—the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer—TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.