24 (TV Series) - Distribution

Distribution

24 was distributed across the globe. Kiefer Sutherland attributed the show's strong support from Fox to its early success in the UK. Its viewership in the UK decreased significantly when the BBC lost the rights to subscription channel Sky1 after the second season.

The release of 24 on DVD had a significant impact on the success of the television series. In an interview with IGN in 2002, Sutherland revealed, " success in was phenomenal. It was the biggest show the BBC has ever had. It was the number one DVD there, knocking off Lord of the Rings, which is unheard of for a television show DVD to actually knock-out every feature DVD available. And that's because they showed it without commercials." The U.S. sales of the season one DVDs increased the audience size of season two by 25%.

A special edition of the first season was released on May 20, 2008. The new set includes a seventh disc of bonus features, while discs 1–6 contain all 24 episodes with deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and 5 extended episodes. The set was packaged in a steel box.

The television movie 24: Redemption was released on DVD in Region 1 on November 25, 2008, and in Region 2 on December 1, 2008. The DVD contains the broadcast version as well as an extended version with optional audio commentary, a making-of featurette, child soldiers in Africa featurette, a season 6 recap, and the first 17 minutes of the season 7 premiere episode.

The seventh season was the first season to be released on Blu-ray format. The eighth season, also on Blu-ray, was released simultaneously with the complete series set on DVD.

All eight seasons and 24: Redemption are also available for purchase or rental on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and the Zune Marketplace.

DVD release Episodes Originally aired Release date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Season One 24 2001–2002 September 17, 2002 October 14, 2002 December 2002
Season Two 24 2002–2003 September 9, 2003 August 11, 2003 September 2003
Season Three 24 2003–2004 December 7, 2004 August 9, 2004 September 2004
Season Four 24 2005 December 6, 2005 August 8, 2005 November 2005
Season Five 24 2006 December 5, 2006 November 6, 2006 December 6, 2006
Season Six 24 2007 December 4, 2007 October 1, 2007 September 19, 2007
24: Redemption 1 (Two hours) 2008 November 25, 2008 December 1, 2008 February 11, 2009
Season Seven 24 2009 May 19, 2009 October 19, 2009 November 11, 2009
Season Eight 24 2010 December 14, 2010 November 8, 2010 December 1, 2010

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