Fandango and Yahoo! Team Up to Sell Movie TicketsBy: Sean Patterson - March 19, 2012
Fandango, one of the most prominent movie ticket sellers, announced today that it would be collaborating with Yahoo! The new agreement makes Fandango the online and mobile movie ticketer for Yahoo! Movies.
The Fandango logo can already be seen when buying tickets through Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo! users will also be able to get Fandango showtimes and ticketing opportunities on their mobile devices and tablets as well.
“Moviegoers on Yahoo! will now have access to Fandango’s many innovations, including the paperless Mobile Ticket program and reserved seating at a growing number of locations,” said Rick Butler, Executive vice President and General Manager of Fandango. “We are excited about this relationship with Yahoo!, which helps deliver consumer benefits to an even broader audience, giving moviegoers more convenient options to buy tickets and find up-to-the-minute movie information anywhere, anytime.”
Fandango recently enjoyed the best-selling January and February in the company’s nearly-12-year history. New ticketing agreements with Regency Theatres and AMC Theatres have increased Fandango’s network of movie theatres to nearly 20,000 screens.
Not much will change for users of Yahoo! Movies besides the Fandango logo showing up at checkout. However, the number of theatres users can choose from could be significantly increased as a result of this deal.