November 19, 2007 Alfred Branch Jr.
Real-Time Ticket Inventory
TicketNetwork is partnering with Inergize Digital Media, the interactive Web services arm of Clear Channel Television, as the ticket resource to popular theater, sports events and concerts for the television network’s family of Web sites. TicketNetwork, the leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory, is the parent company of TicketNews.
TicketNetwork Direct’s partnership with Inergize Digital Media provides real time ticket inventory to thirty-seven of Clear Channel’s television station Web sites in twenty-six regional markets nationwide. The agreement makes TicketNetwork Direct the exclusive provider of tickets to Clear Channel Television’s Web entities.
“We are pleased to have established a partnership with TicketNetwork Direct to supply Clear Channel Web site visitors with an extensive choice of premium tickets at the most competitive prices,” Jason Gould, SVP & General Manager, Inergize Digital Media, said in a statement. “The addition of the TicketNetwork content continues to expand our relevancy to our local markets. Our stations look to stand out with unique content and interactive applications that allow our users to find the information they are looking for and to transact with the market place, this approach has proven to be beneficial to both our viewers and our advertisers.”
The new partnership is the second TicketNetwork has announced in less than a month, following a deal with Triton Distribution Systems to provide tickets to travel agents.
“TicketNetwork Direct is eager to work with Clear Channel and Inergize to offer the very best in ticketing services,” Donald Vaccaro, CEO, TicketNetwork, said in a statement. “Concert-goers and fans of theater and popular teams will have unprecedented access to a range of tickets in their regional market, on the Web sites of their local television stations.”
TicketNetwork is the leading source for the most comprehensive selection of tickets at competitive prices. It is the world’s leading provider of real-time ticket inventory and sells sought after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events through North America. TicketNetwork’s inventory includes more than 4 million tickets to 71,000 events worldwide. TicketNetwork’s properties include: TicketLiquidator.com, TicketNetwork Direct, TicketNews, Ticket Summit and TicketNetwork point-of-sale solutions.
TicketNetwork.com was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, CT.
About Inergize Digital Media
Inergize Digital Media operates more than 52 local television-station Web sites in 34 markets, covering 22.3% of the top DMAs. Originally formed as an in-house development group at Clear Channel Television, the unit provides local television stations with systems, technology, sales and marketing strategies to compete in a digital world. The multi platform digital management system provides stations with an integrated solution to distribute content and serve their local communities and advertisers.
About Clear Channel Television
Clear Channel Television owns or operates 51 stations nationwide, including 13 stations which are distributed as digital multicast stations. They serve in 25 markets from coast to coast and are affiliated with seven national networks, plus a number of independent stations. Full service news departments operate in 24 markets including one in Spanish language. CCTV works closely with its partners to bring excellence in local broadcasting and to promote community involvement. Clear Channel Television is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU), a leading global media and entertainment company.