CHARLESTON, S.C. and NEW YORK, N.Y. - Nov. 14, 2011 - CreateSpace (www.createspace.com), part of the Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) group of companies, and VH1 today announced the exclusive release of "Mob Wives UNCENSORED: Season 1" through CreateSpace's DVD on Demand platform. Beginning November 25, the new 3-disc DVD set, featuring all ten episodes of VH1's top-rated series, will reunite fans with the show's four fiery females from some of New York City's most famous "families." The DVD collection also contains the talked-about "Mob Wives" Reunion Special as well as exciting bonus materials, including a never-before-seen Season 2 sneak peek and previously unreleased deleted scenes. And to kick the holiday shopping season off right, from November 25 through November 28, "Mob Wives UNCENSORED: Season 1" will be available for a special price of $18.99.
A runaway hit from the start, "Mob Wives" is a "docu-soap" that follows the larger-than-life experiences of four long-time friends in Staten Island as they struggle to pick up the pieces and keep their families together after the men in their lives have been imprisoned for mob-related activities. "Mob Wives UNCENSORED: Season 1" stars Renee Graziano, the daughter of Anthony Graziano, who according to the Federal Government was a high-ranking member of La Cosa Nostra; Karen Gravano, the daughter of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, the infamous mobster who helped take down the notorious Gambino crime family; Drita D'avanzo, the wife of Lee D'avanzo, thought to be the leader of a Bonanno and Colombo crime family farm team; and Carla Facciolo whose father went to prison when she was young and whose husband was convicted for a boiler room scandal. In every episode, they battle their friends, relatives - and each other - as they strive to do what's best for themselves and their children. "Mob Wives: Season 2" will premiere on VH1 January 1st, 2012 at 8pm.
"Now fans can relive their favorite moments from the first season of 'Mob Wives' and also enjoy brand new footage on DVD anytime they'd like," said Libby Johnson McKee, managing director of CreateSpace. "CreateSpace's DVD on Demand technology is a great way for networks like VH1 to get their most popular content into the hands of the broadest consumer base in an efficient and cost-effective way."
CreateSpace's DVD on Demand service allows networks and studios to bring their most buzz-worthy content to market faster than through traditional methods of DVD distribution. Titles are manufactured in response to customer demand, meaning they will always be in stock and available for expedited shipping. CreateSpace also has the unique ability to distribute content through Amazon.com and other channels, including Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that provides more than 100,000 titles including new release movies, TV shows the day after they air, as well as contemporary and classic videos in SD and HD.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.
CreateSpace seeks to be the world's easiest and most comprehensive independent publishing platform for writers, filmmakers and musicians. The company is the leading provider of independent publishing tools that enable content creators to produce, polish, publish and distribute their work to customers around the world. CreateSpace offers industry-leading royalty rates, broad distribution to thousands of sales channels, an engaged peer community and complete creative control while content creators continue to own the rights to their books. CreateSpace is also a leader in manufacture on-demand for Books, CDs and DVDs maintaining "in-stock" availability for titles without inventory risk. CreateSpace is a brand of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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Scott Acord, VH1 Communications
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