welcomes end of format war: Blu-ray wins

    OTTAWA, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ -, Canada's online video service,
welcomes today's end to the high definition format battle between Blu-ray and
    "The emergence of Blu-ray as the de facto standard for high definition
video discs is terrific news for consumers who are now able to make a
confident high-def purchasing decision," says Rick Anderson, President and CEO
of "Zip is the source for Blu-ray rentals in Canada. We carry every
Blu-ray disc available and we deliver them to customers anywhere in Canada."
    Zip has watched the steady growth of high-def over the past number of
months. "High-def shipments are a growing percentage of our overall monthly
shipments and we believe Blu-ray is poised to take a huge leap forward in 2008
with this new focus as the preferred home video technology," says Anderson.
"Zip will continue to offer Canadians the widest selection of titles in all
three disc formats - standard, HD DVD and Blu-ray. This is consistent with our
mission to be the best source for video rentals in Canada.

    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.

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For further information: Shelagh O'Connor, (613) 866-9956,

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