Zip.ca Heads to the Polls...and the Gemini's



    Zip.ca Partners with 2008 Gemini Awards

    OTTAWA, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Zip.ca, Canada's leading DVD rental
service is taking another step to encourage the growth of Canadian made
entertainment. Partnering with the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards, Zip.ca will be
hosting special video content as part of this years voting process. Zip.ca
will also be a key sponsor of the Gemini Awards ceremony, celebrating the
finest in Canadian English-Language television programming.
    This will mark the second partnership between Zip.ca and the Academy of
Canadian Cinema and Television's voting membership, following the success of
the 2008 Genie Awards. Academy members will be able to utilize Zip.ca's online
video on demand infrastructure as part of the voting process.
    "Working with Zip.ca will help us to streamline the voting process by
allowing members to view full episodes of nominated programs easily and
immediately online" said Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy. "This shift will
give members the ability to view the nominated programs in selected categories
no matter where they are and to fit screenings into their busy schedules."
    Using a dedicated webpage, Academy members will be able to view over
200 streaming videos using Zip.tv, Zip.ca's Video on Demand channel. With top
nominated shows available on-line such as Murdoch Mysteries, Durham County and
the Tudors, spanning 25 program categories from Best Dramatic Mini series to
Best Reality Program, the competition is stiff.
    As an added bonus, offering content on-line reduces the packaging needed
to send nomination selections to members, one small step in decreasing the
environmental impact.
    With this partnership Zip.ca looks to further its efforts in supporting
and recognizing Canadian achievement in the entertainment industry. Working
with the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has been an exciting and
rewarding opportunity for Zip.ca to bring more Canadian content to the public,
as well as an excellent opportunity to showcase the cooperation and support
that makes the Canadian entertainment industry a breeding ground for the best
talent and creativity around.


    About Zip.ca: Zip.ca (www.zip.ca) is the best way to rent DVDs in Canada.
Zip.ca offers the most extensive DVD library (over 76,000 titles and growing),
and provides members with convenient home delivery. With a variety of
low-priced monthly membership plans, Zip.ca provides the best value and
convenience in DVD rentals - with no deadlines, no late fees and no hassles.
Zip.ca is part of the Momentous.ca family of online enterprises, providing
customers with high-quality high-value online services.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Rob Begg, (613) 225-2000 Ext.
392, Rob.begg@zip.ca

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