Britannica launches video storytelling platform

Industry News
Encyclopaedia Britannica and Binumi have partnered to bring video storytelling capabilities to millions of educators and students

CHICAGO, January 23, 2019—Encyclopaedia Britannica and Binumi announced today that they have teamed up to bring video storytelling into Britannica’s global product lines.

The first product emerging from the partnership is LumieLabs™. Named after filmmaking pioneers the Lumière brothers, LumieLabs gives K-12 school users millions of royalty-free multimedia clips structured around the curriculum, cloud-based editing and secure video hosting and sharing. Other products are slated to be announced by the partnership later this year.

“We’re focused on enabling students to develop critical skills – curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication – that instill lifelong learning agility and prepare students for challenges and opportunities the fast-paced disruptive world throws at them. LumieLabs is our next generation platform that helps students develop and hone these critical skills,” said Karthik Krishnan, global CEO of the Britannica Group. “An ability to communicate effectively in the digital world is now essential. Developing that ability while also allowing for better engagement and promoting deeper learning is revolutionary. We’re excited to collaborate with Anthony and the Binumi team to inspire digital storytelling globally.”

“We’re passionate about helping businesses, educators and students to tell powerful video stories at scale,’’ said Binumi CEO and founder Anthony Copping, “We’re very excited to be partnering with Britannica and helping them emerge as the global leader in the world of video storytelling.”

About the Encyclopaedia Britannica Group

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Group is a global knowledge leader whose flagship products, from Encyclopaedia Britannica®, Britannica Digital Learning, Britannica Knowledge Systems, Merriam-Webster®, and Melingo®, inspire curiosity and the joy of learning on multiple platforms and devices. Encyclopaedia Britannica, founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768, marked its 250th anniversary in 2018. A pioneer in digital learning since the 1980s, the company today serves the needs of students, lifelong learners, and professionals by providing curriculum products, language-study courses, digital encyclopedias, and professional readiness training through its extensive products.

About Binumi

Binumi is a video creation and content platform providing everything to create, share and manage video stories at scale. Featuring millions of royalty-free clips, cloud based editing and secure video hosting and sharing, Binumi is used across the educational and corporate world for powerful video storytelling.