ProQuest/BBC Studios

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A partnership between BBC Studios and ProQuest will enable educators and students to access the BBC Landmark Video Collection through academic and public library customers.

From the Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, from the Antarctic icecaps to the evolution of a species, the BBC Landmark Video Collection from BBC Studios offers a unique HD view into the beauty of our world. The partnership enhances the service to end users by providing streaming access to cutting-edge series like Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

Each series – covering earth science, climate science, geography and more – is available on the Alexander Street video platform and can be acquired worldwide as a collection by subscription or perpetual purchase.

'The BBC has been at the forefront of producing the most compelling and ground-breaking natural history programs for decades – with a stated mission to inform, educate and entertain,' said Kara Iaconis, VP for learning, BBC Studios Americas. 'Through this new partnership with ProQuest, educators will have global access to key BBC landmark programs to enhance their curriculum further.'

'These critically acclaimed BBC shows are an important addition to the educational streaming video landscape,' added Jesse Koennecke, director of acquisitions and e-resource licensing services at Cornell University Library. 'The collection includes many titles that see considerable use on DVD, and it will be great for our users to be able to access them online.'

'We’re thrilled to partner with the BBC to bring their Landmark Collection exclusively into the educational space,' said David Parker, senior director of product management for Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company. 'This on-demand content will enhance the way courses are taught and provides a dynamic and captivating way to learn.'