Ingram’s Vital Source receives Telly awards for educational video production

Streaming video is huge in my academic library, so it’s nice to see innovation and awards in the library/information community for this area.  There is quite an esteemed list of previous Telly winners so congrats to Ingram.

NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that Vital Source Technologies, Inc. has been awarded two Telly Awards for their innovative work in educational video production.  The prestigious Telly Award honors the finest video and film productions, outstanding cable TV commercials and programs and online commercials, video and films.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “Vital Source’s winning videos illustrate their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Vital Source is a leader in developing e-textbooks, interactive media and innovative high-quality videos for the education community.  Vital Source received the awards for the TeachSource Early Childhood Education Videos produced for Cengage Learning, and a video in the America Achieves Fellows series, What Makes a Great Teacher?, developed for America Achieves.

The two 2013 awards given to Vital Source by the Telly Award organization follow five awards that were awarded to Vital Source in 2012 for excellence in video production.


A panel of more than 500 industry professionals, each a past winner of a prestigious Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition. The council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work. This year, the 34th Annual Telly Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.


“The Telly Award represents the very best in video production work in the industry, and being recognized with two awards this year is a great achievement,” said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies, Inc. “Vital Source is committed to education, and we are pleased that our video solutions have helped Cengage Learning and America Achieves develop relevant tools for educators to enhance learning.”


Past Telly Award winners include Time Warner Cable®, Nickelodeon®, FOX SPORTS NET, Turner Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Outdoor Channel®, Michigan State University, Bass Pros Shops Film & Video Productions, Miami Dolphins Ltd., Kansas City Chiefs, Lockheed Martin, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and others.



Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. For more information, visit


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