Online ticket distributor Fandango
has formed FandangoLabs as a research and development unit aimed at innovating moviegoing products and services.
, we’re at the intersection of entertainment, technology and consumers and we are excited to help drive innovation for the industry,” said Fandango
President Paul Yanover
, an NBCUniversal subsidiary, also announced its advisory board for the new venture: Dave Hollis of Disney; George Dewey
of Fox; David Doyle
of Regal Entertainment Group; Alwyn Hight Kushner
of Tcl Chinese Theatres; Jason Blum
, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions
; and Jennifer Panasik of design and consulting firm Ideo, which will serve as a Fandango
innovation partner in this new venture.
FandangoLabs plans to release its first products next year. It plans to explore products in location-based services, social commerce, augmented and virtual reality, interactive video and personalization.Fandango
noted that it has created apps for Apple’s Passbook, Siri and Apple Watch,