Netflix goes beyond US with Canada launch in 2010
Netflix today confirmed its first expansion beyond US borders with a teaser for Netflix Canada. The movie rental firm expects the Internet component of service to start in the fall. No details were given, but Canadians can sign up for a notice of more details in the future.
Sonic, Zip movie downloads
Canadian rent-by-mail DVD service Zip.ca said today that it's in talks with Sonic Solutions, the owner of the Roxio CinemaNow movie download service, to bring the first large-scale movie download service in Canada. The partnership will allow PC and portable multimedia device users to download TV shows and movies, making it somewhat akin to the streaming feature Netflix offers its US customers; it's not clear if Zip would shadow this format.