UK firm acquires HMV Canada for $3.2 million

Hilco UK, a British firm which specializes in restructuring ailing retailers, has purchased HMV Canada from the UK’s HMV Group plc. for 2.05 million British pounds, approximately $3.2 million Canada.

HMV Canada, which opened its first store in 1986, operates 121 stores across Canada and is the only national specialty entertainment retailer in the country.

Mobilicity announces distribution deal with HMV

Mobilicity, providers of 3G Wireless service in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa and music retailer hmv have announced a new distribution agreement.

The deal means Mobilicity mobile phones will soon be available at select hmv locations in Toronto and Ottaw

HMV online music store now out of beta

Canada’s largest traditional retailer of music, HMV Canada has announced that its online music store, hmvdigital, is now officially launched after seven months in beta.

The company says it is now offering over five million songs in the MP3 format, the majority encoded at 320 kbps, and free of any copyright protection.

HMV Canada launches online music store

Canada’s largest traditional retailer of music, HMV Canada announced yesterday that it had opened its own online music store.

The company says it will offer over a million songs in the MP3 format, free of any copyright protection.