LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that it will provide movie show times, ticketing, movie trailers and original movie preview show "Weekend Ticket" for the new Samsung GALAXY devices.
Fandango's movie ticketing features will be integrated into the soon-to-be-released Samsung GALAXY Note 3, as part of the "Here & Now" service, offering users easy-to-access content based on contextual information and location -- functionality that is highly valued by film fans on the go. Users will also be able to view the latest movie trailers and Fandango's original video series "Weekend Ticket," a weekly movie preview show hosted by renowned movie expert Dave Karger to help select the movie that is right for them.
"Fandango is proud to support the launch of the new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 device, as we are committed to innovating across all the leading technology platforms," said Paul Yanover, President of Fandango. "With the Samsung GALAXY Note's 'Here & Now' service, moviegoers will be able to quickly find a movie and buy tickets to a nearby theater through Fandango, enabling a fast and frictionless moviegoing experience."
"We are pleased to work with Fandango to enhance and enrich the key features of the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 'Here & Now' service," says TJ Kang, Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center. "Fandango is providing us with the most comprehensive movie information, services and ticketing access available, making our new service even more appealing to our customers."
Mobile continues to be a strong driver of traffic and ticket sales growth for Fandango. The company just completed its best ticket-selling summer in company history, with mobile representing 44% of overall sales, and mobile tickets seeing a 75% year-over-year increase.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and an NBCUniversal company, sells tickets to more than 22,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 37 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.
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