TVShowsOnDVD.com

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TVShowsOnDVD.com
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Web address TVShowsOnDVD.com
Type of site
News
Launched November 1, 2001
Alexa rank
negative increase 61,930 (April 2014)[1]

TVShowsOnDVD.com is a website dedicated to cataloging, campaigning for, and reporting news about Region 1 television series releases on DVD. The site's slogan asks "Is YOUR Favorite Show On DVD?"

Since February 2007, the site has been affiliated with TV Guide.[2] In March 2013, TVGuide.com was acquired by CBS Interactive[3], transferring control of TVShowsOnDVD.com to the new owners.

Description[edit]

The site began on November 1, 2001 and has expanded to accept votes from registered members for over 10,000 television shows throughout TV history. The site contains information on over 8000 TV-DVD releases—including full season, best of, and individual episode releases. The site also posts thousands of news articles relating to upcoming releases, reviews of TV-DVDs that are currently on the market, and sometimes a list of alterations (such as use of syndicated episode versions and music replacement) to various TV-DVDs.

Users can create accounts to vote for which TV shows they would like to see on DVD and compile lists of the sets they own and want. The site currently receives over 75,000 visitors a day[4] and has official links with many major studios. The site also maintains an RSS feed, a blog, a presence on Twitter[5] and a Facebook fan page.[6] At their Facebook fan page they also maintain a "What's The Hold-up? FAQ", describing known reasons why particular shows are not currently receiving DVD releases.[7]

Home Theater Forum[edit]

The site is very closely linked to Home Theater Forum.[8] The founder of TVShowsOnDVD.com, Gord Lacey, and the site's news director, David Lambert, are both regularly posting members at the "HTF" and were registered there prior to the creation the site they work at. The HTF's "TV on DVD and Blu-ray: Shows and TV Movies" section remains the official message board of TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Popularity[edit]

Alexa Internet traffic rankings system lists TVShowsOnDVD.com as the most popular website for TV-DVD information,[9] and the third most popular website for Region 1 DVD news and information.[10]

On February 15, 2007, Gord Lacey announced that the site had been acquired by TV Guide.[2]

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