TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Because our media is concentrated in a handful of large cities the message Canadians hear in the media is that video stores are all but gone. That's not accurate. If you look beyond those larger markets, the video store is still a vibrant business which contributes to the very fabric of their neighbourhoods.
When The Walt Disney Company implemented a policy to limit video stores' rental of their movies they probably didn't expect that independent entrepreneurs across Canada would fight back. We will protect not only the 2,000 small businesses these local owners have nurtured for many years, but also the 10,000 jobs of the people that work at these stores and ensure our millions of customers that have long supported Disney can continue to rent their movies. Local video stores WILL CONTINUE TO RENT Disney MOVIES the same day they're available for sale including The Avengers on September 25th.
Disney's biggest box office hit of all time The Avengers releases on DVD & Blu-ray on September 25th making this an ideal time to raise Canadians' awareness of this issue. You can read today's coverage on Disney's rental holdbacks in Home Media Magazine, the industry's leading U.S. based trade publication via this link http://www.homemediamagazine.com/disney/canadian-video-stores-cry-foul-disney-s-28-day-embargo-28391?utm_source=hm_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hm_daily_09_24_2012&utm_content=canadian-video-stores-cry-foul-disney-s-28-day-embargo-28391
We will not sit back and let Disney threaten thousands of businesses and ten thousand Canadian jobs while limiting consumer's access to their movies (raising the costs of viewing Disney movies to all Canadians and particularly families) so we encourage all Canadians to learn more by visiting www.BoycottDisney.ca.
SOURCE: Movie Experts Inc.
For further information:
Dave Henriques at [email protected] or 416-930-5558.