Blu-ray takes centre stage in 2008 - celebrates 4 years of Unlimited Entertainment

    OTTAWA, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ -, Canada's online video service is
celebrating four years of delivering unlimited entertainment to Canadians.
Launched on February 11, 2004, is the largest online DVD rental service
in Canada and is the leader in delivering the films Canadians want to see, in
their preferred format.
    "We've been watching the hi def war very closely and we're not surprised
that Blu-ray is emerging as the winner. From day one, our policy has been to
provide our members with DVDs in whatever format they prefer and we'll
continue to honour that promise by stocking HD DVD and standard DVDs, as well
as Blu-ray," said Rick Anderson, President and CEO of "We already
carry every Blu-ray disc released in Canada and we're purchasing enough new
Blu-ray titles to guarantee ready availability to our members at the same
price as standard DVDs. We're bringing our members even more Blu-ray in 2008
with contests, giveaways and special weekly door crasher prices on the most
popular new release Blu-ray disc that will have people talking."
    Member loyalty and contributions to the content of Zip sets the company
apart from others in the Canada market says Anderson. "Our members have made
us what we are. They are extremely loyal and have very high service and
delivery expectations that we meet each and every day. Member requests have
helped us build Canada's largest selection of films in every category and
genre from anime to westerns and everything in between."
    Zip is introducing new plans and more features in 2008, including a new
1-DVD Unlimited Plan, the second unlimited plan. Zip will also celebrate its
largest milestone to date with the delivery of its 10 millionth DVD.

    About ( is Canada's online video service,
offering the largest selection, best service and best value in online DVD
rentals and purchases. offers Canada's most extensive DVD library (over
72,000 titles and growing), and provides members with 24/7 online convenience
for creating and managing their own personal ZipLists of must-see movies,
television shows, music videos and other video selections. With a variety of
low-priced monthly membership plans, provides the best value and
convenience in DVD rentals - with no deadlines, no late fees and no hassles.
Since opening its virtual doors to Canadian movie lovers on February 11, 2004, has shipped over 9 million rental DVDs to members, from
highly-automated distribution centres in Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and
Toronto. is part of the family of online enterprises,
providing customers with high-quality high-value online services.

    Four Years of Zip - Facts from

    What happens in four years in an online DVD rental business? Quite a lot.

    - members have rented 9, 179,422 DVDs. You'd have to watch movies
      around the clock for 573,714 days to watch all the films Canadians have
      rented from Zip.

    - Zip has 516 titles available on Blu-ray available for rent at the same
      price as standard DVDs.

    - Members have ZipListed 11,980,780 titles.

    - 16,115 members have rented Crash from Zip making it our most rented
      movie of all time.

    - 2008 Genie nominated Away From Her is the top most requested Canadian

    - Zip members have rated 4,748,893 films and written 64,237 original
      movie reviews.

    - Zip has purchased 591,700 DVDs.

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