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HBO to use Amazon's on-demand DVD burning for documentaries

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 16 Jun 2008 18:08 User comments (1)

HBO to use Amazon's on-demand DVD burning for documentaries CreateSpace, a company owned by Amazon.com, will start selling documentaries from HBO later this month. The first offering will be 'When I Knew,' which premieres on Cinemax on June 25 and CreateSpace the next day.
Henry McGee, president of HBO Video, said in a statement, “The CreateSpace DVD-on-demand program will allow HBO to bring a selection of our highly acclaimed documentary programming to consumers in a very cost-efficient and timely manner.”

On-demand DVD burning has gotten increased attention since the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) approved the use of CSS encryption on recordable media last year. At the same time its seen little use in the real world.

Looking at the prices of the HBO movies it's not too hard to see why either. You can already order both 'When I Knew' and a second release, 'Hard Times at Douglass High: A No Child Left Behind Report Card,' already. Both are priced at $24.99, which is more than most people pay for Hollywood blockbusters as new releases.

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119.6.2008 17:37

now if they would do this for everything. there is no justification for digital media going out of print. that or just sell me damn .iso to burn myself!

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