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Site News - Doug? Jimmy Neutron? Danny Phantom? Rocko's? What's With All These Nick Shows at Amazon?

Nickelodeon Programs Exclusive at Amazon via their 'CreateSpace' Burn-on-Demand Program

Posted by David Lambert
We've been getting a ton of e-mails lately, as our readers notice that popular old Nickelodeon series suddenly have a ton of pre-orders available at Amazon for seasons sets, or "best of season" multi-disc releases. But they're really odd, because the release dates shown are on Fridays (the usual release date for most retail DVDs will almost always be on a Tuesday), and the availability dates are really REALLY in a few weeks, with no real advance notice such as retail releases usually get. What's going on?

We've been in touch with Amazon and found out that these titles are all part of Amazon's "CreateSpace" program, which is essentially a "burn-on-demand" system that they own (you can read more about it here). The "availability dates" are essentially the first dates in which Amazon is allowed to offer the product, and from there they wait until an order comes in, then burn the product onto DVD-Rs, laser-print off a box insert, assemble the product in a standard DVD case and ship it off to you.

The folks at Amazon have struck an exclusive deal with Nickelodeon and Paramount to offer these titles, along with some other ones to be named later, as CreateSpace products. They are NOT retail releases, and will not be offered in stores. Amazon also is going to have some Comedy Central product under this program as well, but at this time the only items offered are not strictly TV shows, but rather are comedy performances called "Comedy Central's Stand Up Picks" (there will be six parts to that series of releases). Here are the Nickelodeon titles being offered in this program shortly: That list covers all that we know about these releases; we're sorry but we cannot supply any further information about them (so please don't e-mail us to ask!).

Since these are burn-on-demand items, and not standard releases, we will not be covering them among our regular items here at TVShowsOnDVD. That has been our site policy since covering the earliest of these kind of releases, back in 2002. Therefore, we will NOT be listing the above products as releases at the site, nor following up with further news reports about them, or any similar product. If these titles get standard retail releases in the future, we will of course let you know, and cover that product normally.

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