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CamSoda is updating its streaming network to support language lessons

Not to be outdone by other streaming media sites, adult site CamSoda is introducing language lessons. That’s right: you can learn all about conjugation, declension and perhaps reproduction from scantily dressed teachers. – John Biggs, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2ylPrQo

U Michigan Library Adds Video Streaming Service

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University of Michigan‘s library introduced Kanopy to its community in August. Although the service boasts 26,000 documentaries, training films and theatrical releases in its collection, U Michigan focused its announcement on 600 videos in the area of the arts. Users are able to browse videos by subject or title. They can also create playlists and video clips. Streaming can be done on a PC with Flash, a Mac, iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices. – Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

Discovery Channel founder starts nonfiction streaming video service

Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks on Wednesday launched a subscription streaming service for fans of science, technology and history, with the goal of dominating the nonfiction category in on-demand, online video. […] CuriosityStream costs $3 a month for standard resolution or $6 a month for high-definition. A sharper-definition option, known as 4K, is planned for later this year. The service is available in the United States and will expand worldwide over five years. – Lisa Richwine, Reuters
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Streaming Media Site Creative Live Makes Money With Free Education

An educational website streaming free content may not seem like the most intuitive pathway to profitability, but Creative Live is doing well. After attracting go-getter CEO Mika Salmi in 2012, Creative Live raised over $30 million from two rounds of venture capitalization, but that’s only the beginning. With a 600 percent growth in revenue between 2012 and the middle of 2014, Creative Live demonstrates that free streaming media can pay out. The company claims to have been turning a profit since April 2010. – Evan Prieskop, Liberty Voice http://ift.tt/1lwTPik

Netflix brings The Magic School Bus into the internet era with a new series

Netflix made a big push into educational video when it picked up Scholastic’s TV shows, and we now know that this effort has paid off […] The 26-episode show,  The Magic School Bus 360° , will modernize Ms. Frizzle’s science classes for kids who are now surrounded by technology; robots and wearables (such as a biometric suit) will play a part. Your little ones will have to wait until 2016 to start watching, but that patience may pay off if it fosters an early interest in computer science and other high-tech fields. – Jon Fingas, Engadget http://ift.tt/1kPpmfK