TicketSocket Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Spartan
TicketSocket revealed that it had partnered with the largest obstacle race and endurance brand Spartan to accommodate for for more than one million registrants among 40 countries. The TicketSocket platform, an innovator in white label ticketing solutions, will handle the complexities of Spartan’s business and offer its customizable framework... Read more
Sports Events 365 Signs With Travel Operators Amid Global Growth
During their appearance at the recent World Travel Market in London earlier this month, the ticket provider Sports Events 365 signed agreements with several travel operators – representing 20 different countries. These incoming travel operators represent countries across Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa including Brazil,... Read more
Fuller: V is for Viagogo, Rather Than Vivid for Stubhub Sale
by Eric Fuller Viagogo buys StubHub. Is the ticket world about to be dominated by leaders named Eric? Very interesting news announced today. Viagogo is the buyer of StubHub. First, an admission: I was wrong. This is why I never play Hangman. First letter “V”, but the word was... Read more
National Consumers League Hails News of Ticketing Industry Review
Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL) the nation’s pioneering consumer and worker advocacy organization, today applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s bipartisan oversight of the live event ticketing industry. The committee’s decision to launch an investigation into the live event industry’s opaque ticketing practices represents an important step... Read more
eBay Sells StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05 Billion in Cash
eBay is selling ticket resale marketplace StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05 billion in cash, according to a press release issued by the California company Monday morning. The sale is expected to close by the first quarter of 2020, assuming it clears regulatory hurdles and other closing conditions. Eric Baker,... Read more
House Committee Announces Investigation Into Live Event Ticketing
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced Thursday it would be investigating the live event ticketing industry, looking for “potential unfair and deceptive practices” within, according to a press release. Letters were sent to Live Nation, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Tickets.com, StubHub, Vivid Seats, and TicketNetwork requesting details on... Read more
Ticketmaster Renews Partnership with MetLife Stadium
Ticketmaster announced that it has renewed its partnership with MetLife Stadium and will serve as the official ticketing partner for all events. The renewed partnership means that Ticketmaster will provide primary and secondary tickets for the New York Jets and New York Giants’ home games, as well as other... Read more
Video Platform TikTok Tests Ticket-Selling Feature In Thailand
TikTok, the rising short-video mobile sharing platform, is testing a new music-related feature in Thailand that allows concertgoers to buy tickets in the app. According to parent company Music:)ally, TikTok has partnered with a handful of local companies like the concert promoter BEC Tero, Neon Festivals, the ticketing firm... Read more
Harry Potter Fans Demand Refunds For Non-Magical ‘Scam’ Event
When an adults-only Harry Potter-themed event was coming to Montreal, Potter Heads were quick to buy $50 tickets. However, the event, which promised a magical night filled with music, photo ops, and themed-cocktails, was nothing like fans expected. Ahead of the event, LIVEMTL ran a story, noting that the... Read more
Ticket Vision Integrates With Ticket Utils, Skybox, POSNext
The cloud-based broker pricing tool, Ticket Vision, has announced integrations with POS Systems Ticket Utils and Skkybox, as well as the previously-announced integration with TicketNetwork’s POSNext. Now, with the integrations, Ticket Vision can serve over 85 percent of the industry. Since this year’s Ticket Summit conference, the company has... Read more