Library Video Company is an educational video distributor founded in 1985 by Andrew Schlessinger and based in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. A subsidiary of the company, Schlessinger Media, was founded in 1990 for the purposes of producing original for-the-classroom educational videos.
In 2005, Library Video Company merged with K-12 video networking solution provider, SAFARI Video Networks, founded in 1987 by Tim Beekman, to form SAFARI Montage. SAFARI Montage provides K-12 schools and districts with server-based digital video-on-demand, streaming video, and videoconferencing products.
In May 2012, PBS announced an agreement to renew and expand its partnership with SAFARI Montage, making SAFARI Montage the primary major commercial digital distributor of PBS’ library of full-length programs to schools in the United States. This agreement also added hundreds of additional PBS titles to those already available through SAFARI Montage.
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