Educational Streaming License

The Educational Streaming License (ESL) is available to academic library customers, allowing them to provide their users with streaming access to titles purchased from the VDB collection. The ESL is an Addendum to a traditional Library Purchase - Educational License, and allows VDB titles to be shared on a secure institutional network with a password-protected connection.

VDB will provide academic libraries with high-quality digital files when they purchase the ESL as an addition to any single title DVD or single artist compilation acquisition. Furthermore, the ESL can be purchased for any single title or single artist compilation acquired in the past, opening up new delivery options for VDB materials already acquired for a library collection. ESL digital files will provide academic libraries with high-quality video, allowing us to better assist in the development of institutional digital libraries, and increasing access for students and faculty users.

The VDB is offering one-, three- and five- year licenses. We will provide high-quality compressed digital files with original frame rate and aspect ratio, delivered via WeTransfer, Dropbox, or File Transfer Protocol (FTP). 

Educational Streaming License
(with DVD purchase)
1 year 3 years 5 years
Single title under 30 minutes $75 $150 $225
Single title over 30 minutes $100 $200 $300
Single artist compilation Variable Variable Variable


The ordering process differs from a regular online DVD purchase:

  • Enter the titles to be licensed. For each title, indicate if your institution already owns the DVD or if the DVD will be purchased with this order.
  • A VDB staff member will contact you with an invoice, contract and instructions for retrieving the video files. 

Please see the full details on the ESL terms and conditions page. Please feel free to contact VDB staff at if you have any questions. We will respond quickly to all inquires, and look forward to working with you.


Educational Streaming License Request

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Only Single Title products are eligible for Educational Streaming License and the licensee must be an educational institution.