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January 23, 2007 13:06 ET

Zip.ca Ships Millionth DVD to Quebec

Online video rental service thrives in Quebec market

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 23, 2007) - ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, CINEMA, TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS JOURNALISTS

Zip.ca (www.zip.ca), Canada's leading online video service delivering millions of DVDs to Canadians across the country, shipped its 1 millionth DVD to Quebec on Thursday, January 18.

The DVD, Star Trek: The Animated Series was shipped to Sean Rubin of Laval, a Zip.ca member since 2004. "As a long time member of Zip.ca, it's an honour to have the 1 millionth DVD shipped to Quebec come to me," said Mr. Rubin.

Since opening its virtual doors in 2004, Zip.ca has shipped almost 7 million DVDs to its 36,000 members in all provinces and territories in Canada. Zip.ca offers film lovers convenient home delivery of over 53,000 titles, with no late fees and no due dates.

"We've seen tremendous growth in our Quebec-based membership since we launched the service in French last spring, and it is fast becoming one of our strongest markets," said Rick Anderson, President & CEO of Zip.ca. "Quebecers have really embraced our service and are helping us to build a more diverse site through their movie recommendations and unique requests."

In addition to having Canada's largest selection of DVDs available for rent, Zip.ca members have contributed over 40,000 member-written reviews and over 3 million movie ratings making Zip.ca one of the most robust sources of online movie related information for Canadians. Zip.tv (www.zip.tv) offers free hosting and sharing of user-generated video content, free streaming video from various channels and premium video from TotalVid.com.

About Zip.ca

Zip.ca (www.zip.ca) is Canada's leading online video service, offering the largest selection, best service and best value in online DVD rentals and purchases. Zip.ca offers Canada's most extensive DVD library (over 53,000 titles and growing), 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, and delivers thousands of DVDs daily right to members' doors across Canada. 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. Since opening its virtual doors to Canadian movie lovers on February 11, 2004, Zip.ca has rented over 6 million DVDs to members, from highly-automated distribution centres in Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. Zip.ca is part of the Momentous.ca family of online enterprises, providing customers with high-quality high-value online services.

Contact Information

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    Martine Geoffrion
    514-894-1703
    mg2@ahcom.ca
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    Marie-Françoise Hervieu
    514-972-9112
    mfh@ahcom.ca