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December 07, 2006 15:14 ET

Zip.ca Predicts the Next Big DVD Hits: Online Video Rental Service Publishes its Top 10 Lists

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) -

ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, CINEMA, DVD, INTERNET AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES COLUMNISTS AND JOURNALISTS

Zip.ca, Canada's largest online video rental service, is publishing its top 10 most popular titles of the week, along with its top 10 soon-to-be-released titles, best known as the HitPredictor List. The Zip.ca lists are drawn directly from requests made by its over 34,000 members from across Canada.

The Zip.ca Hit Predictor is based on live consumer data - actual selections that members have added to their ZipList, a personalized wish list of DVDs they plan to watch. Besides selecting videos from a catalogue of over 52,000 titles, Zip.ca members can ZipList titles for movies that are still in theatres. This pre-selection process gives Zip.ca a unique perspective into what films are likely to have a longer life in the large after-theatre market.

With over 320,000 free community members using the site, 7 million ZipList requests for already-released DVD titles, and 2.1 million title ratings by members - Zip.ca has a veritable treasure-trove of information about Canadians' home-viewing habits and preferences.

In the coming weeks, Zip.ca will further open its site so that anyone can take advantage of the rich entertainment content Zip.ca provides, including movie information, ratings, reviews and entertainment information. Users can also share their opinions by writing and rating movie reviews and will soon be able to share their thoughts with other visitors in a variety of forums.



THE TOP 10 MOST ZIPPED TITLES THIS WEEK (CANADA)

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2. Miami Vice
3. Beerfest
4. Pulse
5. How to Eat Fried Worms
6. Superman Returns
7. The Conformist
8. Idlewild
9. An Inconvenient Truth
10. Clerks 2

THE TOP 10 MOST ZIPPED TITLES THIS WEEK
(QUEBEC)

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2. The Da Vinci Code
3. The Devil Wears Prada
4. Superman Returns
5. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
6. Mission: Impossible 3
7. The Illusionist
8. You, Me and Dupree
9. Miami Vice
10. Cars


ZIP.CA'S HITPREDICTOR MOST REQUESTED DVDS RELEASING NEXT WEEK
(CANADA, DECEMBER 11 TO 17)

1. The Devil Wears Prada
2. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
3. World Trade Center
4. Barnyard
5. Material Girls
6. The House of Sand (Casa de Areia)
7. The War Tapes
8. UFC 58: USA vs. Canada
9. My Geisha
10. The American Ruling Class

ZIP.CA'S HITPREDICTOR MOST REQUESTED DVDS RELEASING NEXT WEEK
(QUEBEC, DECEMBER 11 TO 17)

1. The Devil Wears Prada
2. World Trade Center
3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
4. Barnyard
5. Material Girls
6. Les Bougons: Saison 2
7. The House of Sand (Casa de Areia
8. The War Tapes
9. UFC 58: USA vs Canada
10. Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Animated Series


ABOUT ZIP.CA

Zip.ca (www.zip.ca) is Canada's leading online video service. Zip.ca offers home delivered DVDs with no late fees and no due dates, so Canadians can watch the DVDs they want, when they want. Canada's most extensive DVD library (over 52,000 titles and growing), and provides members with 24/7 convenience for creating and managing their own personal ZipLists of must-see movies, television shows, music videos and other video selections. Zip.ca delivers thousands of DVDs right to members' doors across Canada every day. With a variety of low-priced monthly membership plans, Zip.ca provides the best selection, convenience and value in DVD. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Zip.ca is part of the Momentous.ca family of online enterprises.

Contact Information

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    Marie-Francoise Hervieu
    514-972-9112
    mfh@ahcom.ca