Digital licenses are available for set time periods. There are often different price points for 5-day rentals, 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year streaming licenses. Recommendation: Consider 1yr DSL via Kanopy and Swank for elective courses. Consider 3-5yr DSL via Kanopy and Swank for regularly taught courses. Consider DSL with rights in perpetuity or "for the life of the file," if available, and you foresee ongoing demand.
We buy films without PPR whenever possible, as most of our collection is used by individual viewers.
Other films, particular those we purchase from distributors who attend the Video Trust Virtual Market, formerly the National Media Market (NMM), each fall, come bundled with PPR. When films are sold bundled with PPR, they can cost around $300-$400 per film.
Other important distributors
Video Trust limits the number of exhibiting distributors to 55. Some firms do not attend annually. A red asterisk "*" following the vendor name indicates this vendor did not attend National Media Market (NMM) 2016.
Many distributors have partnered with Kanopy, but others only provide selected films to Kanopy. Some distributors will not license newly acquired films to Kanopy right away, for example.
Considering a DVD purchase? You may want to search Franklin or Kanopy to check on the film's availability first.