Terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, Zip.ca chief executive officer Rick Anderson said the acquisition of VHQ Entertainment Inc.’s on-line DVD rental business in Canada gives the company an inventory of 220,000 discs, more than twice the size of any other firm in the country.
I’ve never used either service, but my very unscientific impression has been that Zip.ca has traditionally offered lousy service, while VHQ has offered decent service. A quick Google search gets you some very negative reports on Zip.ca in the top ten (Boris’s page is one of my favourite examples of not owning the online conversation). This site, with a very small sample group, ranks VHQ slightly better.
Heather, a former VHQ Online customer, is bummed about the move.