Fandango

  • Fandango Confirms That It Has Acquired Movieclips From Zefr

    Ticketing service Fandango just announced that it has acquired Movieclips from online video company Zefr. TechCrunch’s Ryan Lawler reported earlier this month that a deal was in the works. Zefr launched in 2009 under the Movieclips name, and it did pretty much what the name suggests — it licensed movie clips from studios and posted them on YouTube. In the years since, its focus… Read More

  • ZEFR Is Selling MovieClips To Comcast’s Fandango

    ZEFR Is Selling MovieClips To Comcast’s Fandango

    Los Angeles-based ZEFR has built a huge business by helping content owners and brands to track and monetize video content on YouTube. But years after launching as a destination site for movie fans to discover and watch all their favorite movie scenes, the company is selling off its legacy Movieclips business to Comcast’s Fandango unit, according to sources. Read More

  • Fandango Will Offer Embedded Trailers And Ticketing On Samsung Smart TVs

    Fandango Will Offer Embedded Trailers And Ticketing On Samsung Smart TVs

    Fandango is announcing the first partnership that will see its movie ticketing capabilities embedded on Internet-connected TVs. Mark Young, the vice president of mobile strategy and business development at NBCUniversal (which owns Fandango), said that the service has been available on smart TVs before this, but consumers had to actually download it. Thanks to a deal with Samsung, Fandango will… Read More

  • Google Now For Android Integrates Rotten Tomatoes Reviews, Fandango Tickets And Zillow Real Estate Listings

    Google Now For Android Integrates Rotten Tomatoes Reviews, Fandango Tickets And Zillow Real Estate Listings

    Google just added a few more features to Google Now on Android 4.1+. Starting today, Android users will be able to see information from even more third-party services on Google Now, including movie ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, tickets you have purchased on Fandango and, if Google realizes you are looking for real estate, listings from Zillow. Read More

  • Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal Over Rival MovieTickets.com

    Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal Over Rival MovieTickets.com

    Movie ticket seller Fandango is announcing a partnership with Yahoo today that will see it becoming the online and mobile movie ticketer for Yahoo! Movies, a service which now has over 30 million U.S. users according to comScore. The new collaboration offers Yahoo users access to Fandango’s 20,000 screens across the U.S. and will support purchases online, on mobile and on… Read More

  • Fandango Teams Up With PayPal To Help You Skip Lines At The Movie Theatre And Leave Your Wallet At Home

    Fandango Teams Up With PayPal To Help You Skip Lines At The Movie Theatre And Leave Your Wallet At Home

    In case you are heading to the movie theatre this holiday season, you might want to pay for your ticket via Fandango. Using the Fandango mobile app, you can now purchase movie tickets using your PayPal account and, in some cases, get your movie ticket straight to your mobile phone, avoiding lines at the ticket counter. While Fandango has offered PayPal as a payments option on the web, this is… Read More

  • Fandango Begins Rolling Out Mobile Tickets That Let Moviegoers Go Paperless

    Waiting in line for movie tickets is still the worst part of going to the movies (unless you are going to see The Bounty Hunter). With so many mobile phone movie apps, it’s easy to find what’s playing at nearby theaters and even purchase tickets right from your mobile phone, but then you still have to get a paper ticket from the dispenser or the ticket agent. But your ticket… Read More

  • Fandango Begins Rolling Out Mobile Tickets That Let Moviegoers Go Paperless

    Fandango Begins Rolling Out Mobile Tickets That Let Moviegoers Go Paperless

    Waiting in line for movie tickets is still the worst part of going to the movies (unless you are going to see The Bounty Hunter). With so many mobile phone movie apps, it’s easy to find what’s playing at nearby theaters and even purchase tickets right from your mobile phone, but then you still have to get a paper ticket from the dispenser or the ticket agent. But your ticket… Read More

  • Fandango comes to Android, Babylon makes its way to BlackBerry

    Fandango comes to Android, Babylon makes its way to BlackBerry

    We’re rolling two separate announcements into one post, if you don’t mind. Fandango this morning announced the official release of its free app for the Android platform, enabling owners of Google’s Nexus One and other devices that run Android to check out movies showtimes and more on the go. The news comes a couple of weeks after the company put out a beta release of the… Read More

  • The Best iPhone Apps Of 2009 (Appvee Edition)

    The Best iPhone Apps Of 2009 (Appvee Edition)

    This guest post was written by Erik Fikkert, Lead Reviewer, AppVee. Also check out Appvee’s previous picks of the best apps in the App store The iPhone and iPod touch have become immediately recognizable names around the world. Apple recently announced that the iPhone is the most popular mobile phone in the US. In addition, the iPod touch is generally regarded as the media player of… Read More

  • Hello, And Welcome To Moviefone. Now Leave And Try ShowtimeFu.

    Hello, And Welcome To Moviefone. Now Leave And Try ShowtimeFu.

    At one time, Moviefone was the hottest way to find movie showtimes. It was so hot in the 90s that Seinfeld even made fun of it in an episode (embed below). Sadly, now run by AOL, its website is a cluttered mess. I don’t know about you, but when I visit it, I expect to find a way to easily find movie showtimes. I don’t care about the latest celebrity gossip, nor do I want to see… Read More

  • "The Dark Knight" already sold out

    "The Dark Knight" already sold out

    Has anyone else tried purchasing tickets for the midnight showing? I just tried and Fandango is a dirty, filthy liar. The midnight showing at the IMAX here in NYC was lit up all red like tickets were available, but it really wasn’t. I want to cry now. You suck, Fandango. Read More

  • $200+ Million For Fandango

    We’re triangulating information from a couple of sources who have information about the size of the Comcast/Fandango deal. It sounds like Comcast paid $200 million, or perhaps a bit more. We’re also hearing Fandango revenue is in the $50m/year range, split roughly evenly between ticket sales and advertising. This isn’t firm yet – our sources are in the same ballpark… Read More

  • Comcast To Buy Movie Site Fandango

    Update: We’re hearing the price was around $200 million. This afternoon Comcast announced that it will acquire movie site Fandango. The price isn’t being disclosed, but we’re working on it. Fandango generates revenue from the sale of movie tickets online, and via advertising on its site. February Comscore statistics puts Fandango at 3.8 million unique visitors generating… Read More