Frequently Asked Questions

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TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
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What formats can you provide the videos in?
A:
We currently provide all our titles in a Flash SWF file format. However it is possible for us to also consider providing them in alternative formats depending on a particular requirement. Possible alternative formats include; Flash FLV video file, WMV streaming video, QuickTime movie, AVI video, iPod/iTunes video, MP3 audio, RealTime streaming media format, and GIF animation file.
   
Q:
What are the numbers alongside each title on the catalogue pages?
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Those numbers denote the length of that video in mins:secs.
   
Q:
How long are your videos?
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All videos vary in length. To see the actual length of a particular video, refer to the numbers to the right of the title. This denotes the time in either mins:secs.
   
Q:
Is it necessary to use a streaming server to provide the content to our customers?
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This is not absolutely necessary, however it may depend on the size and the volume of the market you intend to provide the use of our videos to.
   
LICENSING QUESTIONS
Q:
What countries will you license your content to?
A:
We can enter into negotiations to license our titles in all countries with the exception of those countries where we may already have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement. We reserve the right to refuse to provide our content to any country we consider to pose any inherent risks.
   
Q:
Will you consider licensing your content on an exclusive basis?
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We are prepared to negotiate exclusive licensing on a country-by-country basis, subject to certain criteria.
   
Q:
What are the Terms and Conditions of your Licensing?
A:
The Terms and Conditions of our Licensing Agreement often vary on a case by case basis depending on the exact nature of a Licensee’s requirements or situation.
   
Q:
How much does it cost to License your content?
A:
Licensing fees can vary widely depending on a variety of factors including; number of titles required, geographical location, length of the licensing agreement, exclusivity or non-exclusivity. We suggest containing us to discuss you specific requirements.
   
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What length of time will you license your content for?
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We generally negotiate Licensing rights on a 3 – 5 years period. We will consider shorter periods under certain circumstances.
   
Q:
Are you prepared to work with content agents or intermediaries in licensing your video titles?
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In most situations.
   
Q:
If you have already licensed your titles to certain countries, doesn’t this mean that your titles are already available online to be used by anyone?
A:
No. The majority of our Licensees work within specific markets or in specific locations, and only offer the use of those titles to their customers in that market or geographical location, using a “walled-garden” environment which requires a user registration, subscription, pay-to-use agreement or as a value-added service to existing customers only.
   
GENERAL QUESTIONS
Q:
What makes your content any better or more compelling than the vast amount of educational content that is already available on the Internet free?
A:
99% of all of the educational and reference content that you will be able to find anywhere on the Internet uses a strictly text format, with a few still images thrown in. Our content provides a complete audio video format, so that you have the choice to watch and listen as well as read. And it is the audio/video format that has been shown to be far more effective at capturing and maintaining the students attention. In addition, our video titles present opportunities to cater for those with reading disabilities or sight impairments.
   
Q:
What percentage of your content specifically targets the U.S. education market as opposed to other countries?
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Of the 1,030 titles we have published in video format, only 228 of the history titles are U.S.-specific, while 802 titles are non-US specific.
   
Q:
In which countries does your K-12 curriculum description apply?
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All of our titles were originally written and developed with the US curriculum in mind. However the number of titles that we have published is quite comprehensive across a range of subjects and therefore we know that much of our content is similarly applicable to the other curriculum’s around the world.
   
Q:
If your content was developed in the U.S. does it mean that all narration is presented using an American accent?
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No, you will find that narration on many titles is presented by British presenters.
   
   
   
   
 
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