Interesting. Reuters reports that the Canadian Netflix service is set to launch later this week. And will solely offer video streaming. If I’d read my email a little closer a week ago, I might have caught this tidbit earlier (see above).
The decision to forgo physical media does seem to make good sense on a number of levels. As it would be insanely expensive and difficult to duplicate their US DVD shipping infrastructure on a national scale. Risky as well, given the Netflix brand is new to Canada and disc rentals (other than from kiosks) may be on the way out. However, Canadian pricing and digital content offerings/licensing have yet to be revealed. As we know, the US movie selection is often lacking… (via Hacking Netflix)