LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today it will be launching a new service in the first quarter of 2014, offering movie trailers with fully-embedded ticketing capabilities on Samsung Smart TVs for the first time. Built into the Samsung Smart Hub, consumers can easily access and watch movie trailers right from the Movies & TV Shows panel and instantly purchase movie tickets for current and upcoming movies. The new functionality will be unveiled January 7-10 in the Samsung booth at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Fandango's high definition movie trailers, embedded with ticketing features, will be built into the Movies & TV Shows panel, a video recommendation and discovery service offered on Samsung Smart TVs. Consumers will be able to browse, discover, watch video content and purchase movie tickets from one single place, right from the TV.
"We are delighted to partner with Samsung as they continue to push the boundaries and benefits of the Smart TV experience," said Paul Yanover, Fandango President. "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."
In September 2013, Fandango's showtimes, ticketing, movie trailers and original movie preview show "Weekend Ticket" were integrated into Samsung's GALAXY Note 3 devices as part of Samsung's innovative content recommendation service, "Here and Now."
The announcement comes on the heels of Fandango's record-breaking 2013, the company's best year in its history. The company's success has been fueled by growth in ticket sales across new technology and mobile platforms, accounting for 42% of Fandango's total ticket sales, as well as new products and services such as paperless mobile ticket scanning, reserved seating expansion and new platform apps.
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 39 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.