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Fandango Inks Deal with ‘Access Hollywood’ To Air Digital Video Series

30 October 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No longer just a site to purchase movie tickets, Fandango has announced its newest endeavor, a partnership with “Access Hollywood” to air episodes of its digital video series “Fandango Frontrunners.”

The deal is part of Fandango’s ongoing effort to expand its offerings as a one-stop-shop for moviegoers. The site now offers reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews, trailers, guidance for families, and of course, their well-known ticket purchasing service.

“Frontrunners,” now entering its third season, is hosted by Fandango’s chief correspondent Dave Karger, and has become a forum and showpiece for Oscar contenders. Karger and his guests — stars from newly-released films — talk about personal journeys, showcase a pivotal scene from their award-worthy films, and discuss the work.

“We have a terrific roster of top talent lined up for the new season of ‘Frontrunners’,” said Paul Yanover, president of Fandango. “This year, we are thrilled to expand our audience reach on »

- Shelli Weinstein

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‘Fandango Frontrunners’ Hosted by Dave Karger Coming to NBC's ‘Access Hollywood’

30 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBCUniversal owned online movie ticket broker Fandango has partnered with NBC sibling “Access Hollywood,” which will air episodes of its awards-themed interview show “Fandango Frontrunners.” The syndicated entertainment newsmagazine “Access Hollywood” will feature Fandango's chief correspondent Dave Karger as a guest on the show, providing commentary throughout awards season in addition to airing segments from the “Frontrunners” series. Karger is already a frequent contributor on “Access Hollywood” as part of NBCU's ongoing synergistic efforts. “We have a terrific roster of top talent lined up for the new season of ‘Frontrunners',” said Fandango president Paul Yanover. “This year, we are thrilled to. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Fandango Signs Ticketing Pacts With Harkins, Digiplex and Premiere Cinemas

15 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harkins Theatres, Digiplex Destinations and Premiere Cinemas have joined Fandango’s network of cinema chains, the movie ticketer said Thursday.

The company said that the new agreements will add 1,000 screens to its rolls in a dozen states including California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New Mexico and Texas. The deals will go into effect this summer.

The online and mobile ticketer now represents more than 24,000 screens domestically.

Harkins, which is the fifth largest theater chain in the United States, is the big plum for Fandango. It operates 30 theaters in five states and gives Fandango an expanded presence in the Southwestern United States.

“We are thrilled to work with Harkins, Digiplex and Premiere to help them reach even more moviegoers through our expanding online and mobile ticketing platforms, and ultimately grow their businesses,” Paul Yanover, president of Fandango, said in a statement.

Fandango’s latest deals come after the company announced a new »

- Brent Lang

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CES: Fandango To Offer Movie Trailers And Ticket Buying On Samsung Smart TVs

7 January 2014 6:50 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Will television become more friend than foe for movie theaters? This announcement from Fandango at the International CES confab could help. The NBCUniversal-owned ticketing service says that by the end of March it will begin to offer movie trailers and what it calls “fully-embedded ticketing capabilities” for Samsung‘s Smart TVs. Consumers will be able to scroll through options and make their transactions on the Movies & TV Shows panel.  “Fandango will be aggregating high definition movie trailers so that consumers can gain instant access to the content they love while offering a simple way to purchase movie tickets in advance,” says Fandango President Paul Yanover. The companies have experience together: In September Samsung included Fandango’s movie preview show Weekend Ticket in the content recommendation service for its Galaxy Note 3 devices. Also, yesterday NBCU parent Comcast said that it will feed 4K content to Samsung’s new Ultra HD TV sets. »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor

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