The first twelve seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation are available on DVD in Region 1, with season one through four also available in Region 4. Episodes are also available digitally: MTV Canada and TeenNick stream episodes on their websites; registered users of the Canadian and US iTunes Stores are able to purchase and download episodes for playback on home computers and certain iPods; episodes are also available for download from Puretracks in Canada. All episodes are available to stream on YouTube in countries outside the U.S. and Canada. The episodes are in a Windows Media 10 file and the purchaser owns them forever, although the episodes can only be burned onto a disc three times and copied to a device three times. Additionally, every episode is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace in the US.
"Degrassi in Kenya" ("Degrassi: Doing What Matters" in the US) aired October 18, 2007 on MTV Canada and March 14, 2008 on The N. It documented the Degrassi: The Next Generation cast visiting the Masai Mara in Kenya to build an extension onto Motony Primary School. "Degrassi of the Dead", parodying the zombie movie Dawn of the Dead, was a Halloween special episode which aired on the N on October 26, 2007, and four days later on CTV. The episode was not part of the Degrassi continuity, although the first fifteen minutes did feature a number of actors in character, some of whom had turned into zombies after eating genetically modified food in the school cafeteria, while others were trying to escape. The second half of the episode was a behind-the-scenes look with actors Cassie Steele, Aubrey Graham and Lauren Collins. It was directed by Stefan Brogren, and originally made as five online-only Degrassi Minis, with an additional streaming video of Aubrey Graham dancing to a Halloween-themed rap performed by Brogren. The third was a second Halloween special called "Curse of Degrassi", which aired on the N on October 24 and on CTV on October 26, 2008. In this special, Rick Murray's ghost possesses Holly J. and begins tormenting the students who laughed at him on the day of the "Whack-Your-Brain" incident which eventually led to his death. A third horror-themed special aired as part of season 11; however, "Nowhere to Run" is part of the continuity. 2b1af7f3a8