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Academic Video Online (AVON)


Academic Video Online is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary video subscription that supports the entire range of curriculum, from anthropology to zoology. It includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.




Video Providers

Top partnerships

The collection represents content from over 800 leading distributors, producers, and filmmakers. Some of the top names include: 

  • PBS*
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • WSJ/Dow Jones
  • Sony Pictures Classics*
  • 60 MINUTES / CBS
  • A+E Networks’ HISTORY®
  • Dummies
  • Bloomberg Media Distribution
  • Documentary Educational Resources (DER)
  • Microtraining
  • Envision, Inc.
  • Stanley Milgram
  • Dallas Learning Solutions
  • CreativeLive
  • Davidson Films
  • Annenberg Learner
  • The George Balanchine Foundation
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Third World Newsreel
  • And MORE!

Content from 60 MINUTES, FILM PLATFORM, Sony Pictures Classics, Juno Films, Microtraining Associates and more are not available through any other platforms in the academic market. 

Video Overview of Academic Video Online

Public Performance Rights

All films* purchased from Alexander Street, whether streaming or DVD, include limited public performance rights, which includes permission for classroom showings, as well as public screenings, as long as no admission is being charged.

*Excluding FILM PLATFORM and National Theatre titles

Contact Us

Here's How:

Hours:  8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday - Grayling

Phone: 989-275-5000 x 246

Email:  Please allow 24-48 hours for response

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