PRESS RELEASE: “Ticketmaster Continues Rollout of New Fan Forward Tools With UK Launch of Total View Pricing via Ticketmaster.co.uk”
LONDON, ENG (PRNewswire) December 21, 2009 – Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:TKTM) company, has just announced the company’s first launch of their new total view pricing tool for fans purchasing tickets via Ticketmaster.co.uk. The UK is the first market enabled with the new price view technology and continues the company’s on-going initiatives designed to enhance to ticket buying experience.
Now, when fans begin their search for event tickets via Ticketmaster.co.uk they will have the ability to click the fee roll-up arrow listed next to the price and instantaneously view the final purchase cost of the ticket. The new pricing tool is now standardised across the entire site wherever the ticket price is shown.
Chris Edmonds, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK, said: “Ticketmaster’s new price view technology continues our on-going initiatives to enhance the fan’s ticket buying experience. We’re very pleased that UK fans will be the first to enjoy the new enhanced online ticket selection and purchase process.”
Ticketmaster’s new online total view pricing tool is currently in beta testing in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
About Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.
Ticketmaster Entertainment consists of Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company based on the number of tickets sold, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 7,100 retail outlets; and 17 worldwide call centres. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theatres. In 2008, the Company sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.9 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster Entertainment acquired a controlling interest in Front Line Management Group in October 2008. Founded by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman in 2004, Front Line Management Group is the world’s leading artist management company. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in West Hollywood, California (NASDAQ:TKTM).
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