Last week, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) rolled out more than 80 Best Buy-branded DVD rental kiosks throughout c-stores and Best Buy stores across Canada. This year, Canada’s leading video store retailer, Blockbuster, closed its stores in the country as it couldn’t sustain intense competition from the online digital rental services like Netflix’s (NASDAQ:NFLX) and iTunes. The outlook of DVD rental business looks dismal esspecially with the onset of the online digital rental services. We believe Best Buy will most likely lever these kiosks for selling Best Buy products. 
Recently, Best Buy also rolled out CinemaNow platform in Canada which offers movies and TV shows for sale and rent digitally. Customers can buy and rent movies on a pay-as-you-go basis rather than by subscription. The company plans to offer movies immediately the day after they are aired on TV or are available on stores. CinemaNow has also signed on Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Sony and Universal.