SEATTLE and NEW YORK – March 20, 2012 – CreateSpace, an Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) company, and ABC Family today announced a deal to bring popular TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager to DVD via Amazon's CreateSpace on Demand service. The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume Seven, the award-winning original drama starring Independent Spirit Award winner Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants"), Molly Ringwald and Daren Kagasoff, launches on DVD exclusively on Amazon.com today. The three-disc set features all 13 episodes from the first half of the series' fourth season – just in time for fans to catch up before the March 26 premiere of all-new episodes on ABC Family. The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume Seven, as well as prior seasons of the show, is also available on Prime Instant Video.
We're excited to be working with ABC Family to bring some of their most popular series to DVD for the first time," said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. "We're always working to offer our customers more great content, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager is another example of that."
The Secret Life of the American Teenager centers on the daily life of high school student Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley). Molly Ringwald stars as Anne Juergens, Amy's mom, while Daren Kagasoff plays Ricky Underwood, Amy's troubled on-again-off-again boyfriend. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion and scandalous rumors, the teens at Grant High live life in the fast lane and there's never a dull moment. In The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume Seven, relationships continue to shift and change as each character struggles with questions about loss, loyalty and love. New beginnings, and ultimately new challenges, come in the wake of tragedy, as everyone must come to terms with what kind of future they want for themselves and those they care about.
Amazon's CreateSpace on Demand service is the perfect way for major networks such as ABC Family to widely release their most sought-after content on DVD quickly and cost-effectively. Titles are always available to rush into the hands of fans because they are manufactured only in response to customer demand and are never out-of-stock. Content can be distributed through Amazon.com and other channels, including Prime Instant Video. Prime Instant Video is a benefit for paid Amazon Prime members who get unlimited, commercial-free, instant access to more than 15,000 movies and TV shows.
About ABC Family
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
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).
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