Infobase Adds The Economist to Its Streaming Video Collections

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Infobase Adds The Economist to Its Streaming Video Collections

New York, NY, January 25, 2022Infobase is pleased to announce its first partnership with The Economist. In this new deal, Infobase gains worldwide rights to offer the prestigious The Economist content to its streaming video platforms—Access Video On Demand for public libraries, Classroom Video On Demand for K–12 schools and districts, and Films On Demand for colleges and universities. The videos will also be featured within our collection of curated Infobase databases, enhancing our suite of existing digital educational products. The short form videos cover a range of topics, from business and economics to political science and sociology, and can be used in the classroom and library, by students and educators, for instruction, reference, assignments, curriculum, and general viewing.

New and timely videos include:

  •   Mars: When Will Humans Get There? Sending astronauts to Mars is a daunting prospect. This will not deter NASA and private companies from trying to put humans on the red planet.
  •   Why China Has Become the World Leader in Renewable Energy China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, using fossil fuels to drive rapid industrialization. So why is it now investing billions of dollars in green technology?
  •   COVID-19: What Will Happen to the Global Economy? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic chaos and uncertainty. Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief at The Economist, and Edward Carr, deputy editor, answer your questions about the global economy.
  •   Quantum Technology Opens Up a World of Possibilities After a century confined to the laboratory, the quantum realm is turning its theoretical promise into practical opportunities.
  •   The Hunt for Oceans in Space Scientists believe there are oceans buried under thick crusts of ice on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter. Sampling them would raise hope of life beyond Earth.
  •   What Will Replace Facebook? Facebook has dominated the social media landscape for the past 15 years, but breaches of its users’ privacy mean it is now slipping out of favor. Could an emerging technological movement take its place?

“This addition from The Economist reinforces our commitment to provide our users with significant, relevant content from prestigious providers,” said Paul Skordilis, CEO of Infobase. “We share the same goal to help students and patrons stay well informed about the world.”

Customers viewing this content through Infobase’s streaming video collections can enjoy powerful features such as unlimited access on- or off-site, free MARC records, the ability to create in-video quizzes, the ability to create and share personalized playlists, dynamic citations, searchable transcripts, the ability to create custom segments, flexible access and integration options, and many others.

About Infobase

Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is an educational solutions provider facilitating the connection between content, people, and the learning experiences that empower all users to evolve personally and professionally throughout their lives. Infobase delivers award-winning multimedia reference content, online tools and technology, and professional development and training solutions to the school, academic, and public library communities.

Enabled by such well-known brands as Facts On File, Learn360, Credo, The Mailbox®, Films Media Group, Bloom’s, Ferguson’s, and Firsthand, Infobase provides students, educators, librarians, parents, and professionals with the broad range of solutions they need to inspire, enable, and inform lifelong learners. For more than 80 years, Infobase has been a reliable, authoritative resource providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home. To learn more, visit

About The Economist 

With a growing global audience and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current-affairs publications in the world. In addition to the weekly print and digital editions and website, The Economist publishes Espresso, a daily news app, and Global Business Review, a bilingual English-Chinese product. It produces The Intelligence, a daily current-affairs podcast, several other weekly podcasts and short- and long-form video. The Economist maintains robust social communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

About The Economist Group

The Economist Group is built on high-quality, in depth global analysis, which runs through all of its businesses. With 25 offices in 14 countries and serving a global readership and client base, the Group produces digital and print products, convenes global events, and offers a range of subscription and other services for clients and consumers. Its flagship businesses include The Economist, and research and analysis division The Economist Intelligence Unit.