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The History Channel’s “The Bible” miniseries continues reaching impressive milestones, with news on Thursday that it has sold 1 million units across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD™ platforms.

“We are thrilled that THE BIBLE series continues to be enjoyed by millions across the country. The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD and enjoy it with family and friends,” said husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who co-produced the 10-part miniseries.

“There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far and wide. THE BIBLE series is fast becoming a national treasure, and next we roll it out around the world.”

“The Bible” received high ratings during its run on the History Channel on Sunday nights in March, bringing in over 100 million viewers. In April, it became the top-selling DVD miniseries ever in the first week of release, hitting 525,000 copies.

Mary Daily, president and chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, commented, “Millions of people embraced ‘The Bible,’ not only making it the television event of the year but also bringing it to unprecedented success with the home entertainment release in the US. We are excited about introducing this project to millions more as we launch internationally later this year.” suggested that Hollywood executives with upcoming biblical-based feature films might also be encouraged by the news, as it shows that people continue taking great interest in Scripture-inspired stories.

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