Comcast to Expand Fandango Movie Site

Apr 11, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Comcast plans to launch an online entertainment information site following today’s agreement to acquire Fandango, the movie information and ticketing service.

Comcast’s new Web site, which will incorporate Fandango, will be called Fancast.com. When it launches this summer, consumers will be able to view clips, search and manage entertainment options across channels and devices, including television, computers and wireless.

Fandango is one of the nation’s largest movie sites with between 4 million and 5 million unique visitors each month. Fandango has long-term, exclusive relationships with many national theater chains and provides movie information, including showtimes, and online ticket sales.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Fandango is one of the strongest entertainment brands online as well as a dynamic, profitable company,” said Amy Banse, president of Comcast Interactive Media. “Adding Fandango to Comcast Interactive Media and creating Fancast.com will enable us to leverage our combined assets to offer consumers an outstanding entertainment experience.”

(Editor: Horowitz)