Channel One News

HEDLINE: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Channel One News

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the acquisition of New York based Channel One News, a digital content provider for the K-12 space reports EdSurge.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The Channel One team will remain in New York City.

Key Takeaway

Launched in 1989, Channel One News produces an award-winning news program for upper elementary, middle and high school students across the U.S.. The program reaches over 5 million students via satellite and online through Channel One’s website.

Through the acquisition, HMH brings in an experienced team in video and cross-media production, a vertical that is becoming increasingly important in the education space. Blackboard and Discovery Education just recently partnered to distribute Discovery’s video library through the LMS platform. In the adult and lifelong learning vertical video content is one of the main drivers, from MOOC platforms to companies like, Udemy, Craftsy, Pluralsight and others.

Channel One’s content is aligned with the Common Core. Besides videos the company provides supplementary educational resources which are designed to spark conversations on current events and foster critical thinking skills.


Further Reading

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Channel One News to Expand Digital Content Offering, Production Capabilities | Businesswire
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Buys Channel One News | EdSurge
  • Blackboard announces Partnership with Discovery Education in Higher Ed | EDUKWEST

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