Zip.ca Heads to the Polls and the Gemini's

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Zip.ca partners with 2008 Gemini Awards.

This shift will give members the ability to view the nominated programs in selected categories no matter where they are and to fit screenings into their busy schedules.

Zip.ca, Canada's leading DVD rental service is taking another step to encourage the growth of Canadian made entertainment. Partnering with the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards, Zip.ca will be hosting special video content as part of this years voting process. Zip.ca will also be a key sponsor of the Gemini Awards ceremony, celebrating the finest in Canadian English-Language television programming.

This will mark the second partnership between Zip.ca and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's voting membership, following the success of the 2008 Genie Awards. Academy members will be able to utilize Zip.ca's online video on demand infrastructure as part of the voting process.

"Working with Zip.ca will help us to streamline the voting process by allowing members to view full episodes of nominated programs easily and immediately online," said Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy. "This shift will give members the ability to view the nominated programs in selected categories no matter where they are and to fit screenings into their busy schedules."

Using a dedicated webpage, Academy members will be able to view over 200 streaming videos using Zip.tv, Zip.ca's Video on Demand channel. With top nominated shows available on-line such as Murdoch Mysteries, Durham County and the Tudors, spanning 25 program categories from Best Dramatic Mini series to Best Reality Program, the competition is stiff.

As an added bonus, offering content on-line reduces the packaging needed to send nomination selections to members, one small step in decreasing the environmental impact.

With this partnership Zip.ca looks to further its efforts in supporting and recognizing Canadian achievement in the entertainment industry. Working with the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has been an exciting and rewarding opportunity for Zip.ca to bring more Canadian content to the public, as well as an excellent opportunity to showcase the cooperation and support that makes the Canadian entertainment industry a breeding ground for the best talent and creativity around.

About Zip.ca:
Zip.ca (http://www.zip.ca) is the best way to rent DVDs in Canada. Zip.ca offers the most extensive DVD library (over 76,000 titles and growing), and provides members with convenient home delivery. 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. Zip.ca is part of the Momentous.ca family of online enterprises, providing customers with high-quality high-value online services.

Media Contact:
Rob Begg
(613) 225-2000 Ext. 392
Rob.begg @ zip.ca

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