Telstra Sells DVD Rental Biz To Quickflix

If you’re a fan of using an online service to queue DVDs to get sent out to you, heads up that your choices just halved to, well, one. As of September 30, Telstra will be referring BigPond Movies DVD customers to Quickflix.

Quickflicks will make a variable payment to Telstra based on the number of customers who transfer to its DVD rental service. Quickflicks will also acquire BigPond’s library of DVD and Blu-ray disc and equipment.

For Telstra, the move makes sense given its movie download/streaming business, and gadgets like the Telstra T-Hub. And could this be good news for Quickflix fans? The expanded library is a win, and Quickflix says they’ll be servicing the whole of Australia with next day delivery in all major cities. [Australian Stock Exchange (PDF) via Lifehacker]