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TED launches brainy, customised DVD-On-Demand service

TED, a non-profit organisation bringing together leading lights from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design with "ideas worth spreading,"has announced a DVD-On-Demand service.

It allows users to create custom TEDTalk DVDs from a library of over 700 available talks. Each disc holds up to six talks, each with the option to order with subtitles in up to 32 languages. DVDs, available for $9.99, can be shipped to and watched in any region of the world.

"By putting our TEDTalks online for free, we've helped spread ideas to over half a billion viewers,"? said June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED Media. "But not everyone has access to the internet, nor are they necessarily tech-savvy enough to stream talks when they do. There are times when you need to watch talks off-line. And our DVDs - think of them as 'mix tapes' of talks - are a simple alternative: inexpensive, highly personalised and easy to play on any DVD player."

The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Story filed 18.01.12

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