In Canada there are probably less than a 1,000 kiosks with no real key player...just a bunch of smaller ones. The kiosks, locations, placements and movie selections are all pretty poor in Canada.
My related new favourite spectator sport is watching and hearing about Blockbuster and Rogers Video stores shutting down. It is amazing how fast this is happening - I am losing track of the score. For the stores that are actually still open they need to let their customers know...or else...well they will be shutting down too. I don't know how that makes potential customers feel. A topic for another day.
So how do you let people know you are still open for business?
Below: Sign at Blockbuster on Main Street, Vancouver:
And a slightly grander version at Blockbuster on Lonsdale, North Vancouver:
I will let you know more about the video kiosk rental machines when they are up and running in Vancouver. In the meantime, if you see any Blockbuster or Rogers - yes we are open signs - take a pic - post them up or email to me.