How to access streaming content

Read our streaming how-to guide: Accessing streaming content in MediaNet.

For faculty/staff: If you would like a streaming link you can share with your class, please contact media.loans@uwaterloo.ca with the title name and course code. 
 

Streaming Partners

Below are all of our streaming partners. Some titles can be accessed directly on the company website, and some must be accessed through MediaNet.

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries.

Digitalia Film Library offers a diverse selection of feature films and documentaries through various collections like the Argentine Cinema, the Bolivia collection, the Brazilian collection, Cuban Cinema, European Cinema, the French collection, Italian Cinema, History, the Latin American collection and much more. 

CBC Curio features thousands of programs and hundreds of teacher resource guides. It includes the latest programs from CBC's award winning documentaries, news and dramas, for example The Nature of Things, The Fifth Estate and The National.

National Film Board offers over 3000 films, both full length documentaries and trailers on their site. Programs can be streamed into the classroom or used for online courses. The National Film Board regularly adds new programming to the site. They also have made many of their online films available with closed captioning for the deaf and described video for people with vision loss. When closed captioning or described video is available for a given film, the DV or CC icon will appear in the control bar of the video player. Clicking on the icon or pressing “d” will start the alternative version of the film.

Criterion-on-Demand is an online platform for feature films and feature length documentaries. It contains programs from producers such as Paramount, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, Mongrel Media, Miramax Films and more. There are a variety of subject areas: Action films, Animation, Comedy, Literary Adaptations, etc and there are more than 3000 titles available. It also offers some French versions and subtitled versions. The site is IP authenticated so you must be on campus in order to access the programs. You can contact media.loans@uwaterloo.ca for help accessing titles off-campus.

Psychotherapy.net Essential Collection contains 50 of Psychotherapy.net's most popular titles, covering the fundamentals of psychotherapy, counseling and addiction treatment. Some titles include Gestalt Therapy with Children, Narrative Therapy with Children, Bowenian Family Therapy and many others. There is approximately 87 hours of viewing.

Internet Archive is a non-profit, Internet library that offers permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. 

TVO's Public Archive is a free online resource that showcases four decades of made at TVO educational programming.

TED Talks is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

Mosfilm, a Moscow film company behind some of the greatest classics of Soviet cinema has made dozens of its best-known movies freely available online. The films are subtitled and some are available for downloading for a fee.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Film Archive has much of the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive available online. It features thousands of clips pertaining to the Holocaust and World War II.

British Pathé is one of the finest newsreel archives in the world and offers a treasure trove of cinema newsreels, cinemagazines and historic clips from 1902 to 1970.

For more information, contact media.loans@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 41764.