Zip and Rogers Video increase prices after Blockbuster demise

In emails to customers this week, Zip.ca and Rogers Video Direct have announced a reduction in service and an increase in prices.

The move comes just a month after the demise of Blockbuster Canada, Zip and Rogers Video Direct biggest competitor in Canada.

Netflix splits off DVD by mail service into Qwikster

In addition to apologizing to its customer base, Hastings announced that Netflix will be splitting up video streaming and DVD by mail businesses into two separate companies.

Going forward, Netflix will rename its DVD by mail service to “Qwikster” and its video streaming business will continue to be known as Netflix.

Zip and Samsung announce Canadian movie streaming deal

Samsung Canada and Zip.ca have announced a deal which would allow Zip to offer its upcoming video streaming to owners of Samsung’s line of internet connected Televisions, Blu-ray players and Home Theatre products.

Similar to the Netflix apps found on many Internet enabled television, Zip users could download a Zip application or widget to their Samsung device and be streaming movies and tv shows from Zip