MTV to offer exclusive on-demand content on Amazon

MTV Networks will use Amazon’s CreateSpace DVD on Demand technology to make popular MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1 shows – including “Newport Harbor,” “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,” “Drake & Josh” and “Hey Arnold!”, available on Amazon.com.

All of these newly released DVDs will initially be available exclusively on Amazon.com, and today marks the first time that these titles have been available on DVD. Selected seasons of popular MTV reality shows that will be available on Amazon.com via CreateSpace DVD on Demand include “My Super Sweet 16,” “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County,” “True Life,” as well as VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Also available on Amazon via CreateSpace DVD on Demand are compilations of some of the funniest stand-up comedy moments from “Comedy Central Presents.”

Additionally, popular children’s animated series and teen dramas from Nickelodeon that will be available include selected seasons of “Danny Phantom,” “Jimmy Neutron,” “Drake & Josh,” “Zoey 101,” “Ned’s Declassified,” “Unfabulous” and “South of Nowhere” from The N. Also available for the first time for sale on DVD will be shows from the Nick Rewind collection, including “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Hey Arnold!” and “Doug.”

“MTV Networks entertains a wide audience of loyal viewers with its programming, and the CreateSpace DVD on Demand business model is the perfect way for the individual networks to ensure that each unique fan base has access to their favorite shows,” said Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, co-founder and managing director of CreateSpace.

“MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1 produce some of the most popular shows on TV today, so this is an exciting opportunity for Amazon to exclusively provide our customers with better selection and the opportunity to own some of their favorite TV series,” said Peter Faricy, vice president of movies and music at Amazon.com.

With CreateSpace DVD on Demand, discs are manufactured soon after a customer orders them, providing content owners like Nickelodeon and MTV with a low-cost solution for offering their content without the costs and risks of physical inventory. All MTV, Nickelodeon and COMEDY CENTRAL titles manufactured on demand by CreateSpace include industry-standard Content Scramble System (CSS) copy protection.

“Through CreateSpace and Amazon.com, we’re providing our fans expanded and exclusive access to some of the most iconic and pop culture-defining MTV and VH1 programming in our library,” said Alan Fergurson, vice president, Home Entertainment Sales, MTV Networks Music and Logo Group. Nancy Rachman, vice president, Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, continued, “This agreement with CreateSpace makes Amazon.com home to the largest selection of Nickelodeon DVDs anywhere, ranging from classic titles like ‘Hey Arnold!’ to recent hits such as ‘Drake and Josh.’”

Titles that are currently available on Amazon.com are “Drake & Josh – Best of Seasons 1-2,” and the first seasons of “Hey Arnold!,” “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” and “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County.” The additional titles being produced on-demand by CreateSpace are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

To find out more about CreateSpace and DVD on Demand, visit www.createspace.com.

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