Storm Stories and Other Series from the Weather Channel Have Second Lives with "DVD On Demand"

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New Orleans Katrina, Christmas Tree Ship and Weather Dog Among the Popular Favorites Available through CreateSpace and

For today's TV viewers who exercise new control over what programs they watch and when, The Weather Channel (TWC) is providing access to its popular Storm Stories series through CreateSpace, Through an agreement with TWC's licensing department, CreateSpace, part of the group of companies, is offering DVD-on-demand copies of TWC programs. Consumers can order single episodes that are downloaded and sent to them by mail. The same service is also available through at

Episodes of Storm Stories, which recounts real survival stories and the extraordinary courage of people in severe weather, available through CreateSpace and, represent a wide variety of weather encounters and experiences. The episodes that focus on tornadoes include "Blown From Her Arms," which won a New York Festivals Gold World Medal, and several stories set in Tornado Alley and in less-likely places for tornadoes. Hurricane episodes include stories from Hurricanes Katrina and Hurricane Floyd and Tropical Storm Allison. Another program tells how zoo workers evacuated a city's entire zoo during Hurricane Ivan. Other episodes show dramatic stories during a flood, a landslide, and a storm at sea as well as the charming "Christmas Tree Ship" story of a tradition in Chicago of freshly-cut trees arriving by ship across Lake Michigan.

Consumers can also find copies of their on-air favorites from The Weather Channel at home entertainment outlets. Through a licensing partnership with Madacy Entertainment, The Weather Channel provides the Epic Conditions Collectors' Edition as a DVD set and in the Blu-ray Disc format. Produced by the well-known sports action producers at Warren Miller Productions, the series shows the dramatic, jaw-dropping spectacle of athletes at their peak performance during the most challenging conditions that nature can provide

The DVD collection, available now at Best Buy stores, was among TWC's first HD programs. It will be available at other retail outlets and at in August. Storm Stories is also available in a DVD collection that includes the bonus feature of an episode of Epic Conditions.

About The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel, a 24-hour weather network, is seen in more than 96 million U.S. households. The Weather Channel reaches more than 38 million unique users online per month through and products including The Weather Channel Desktop making it the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//Net Ratings. The Weather Channel also operates The Weather Channel HD; Weatherscan, a 24-hour, all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network, The Weather Channel Newspaper Services, and is the leading weather information provider for emerging technologies. This includes broadband and interactive television applications and wireless weather products including the most popular content site on the Mobile Web. For more information, visit


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