TicketNews TV spotlights Ticket Summit 2011 in New York City
This month’s edition of TicketNews TV highlights the most recent Ticket Summit, where more than 500 entertainment and ticket industry professionals braved January’s harsh winter weather to attend the event in New York’s historic Waldorf=Astoria hotel. In an interview with correspondent Kim Crandall, the conference’s Executive Director Dr. Molly... Read more
A new advocacy group called the Fan Freedom Project (FFP) launched Tuesday, February 22, with the mission of educating consumers, legislators, promoters, ticketing executives and others that restrictive paperless ticketing essentially violates fans rights to do whatever they want with an event ticket they bought. The group, founded by... Read more
The New York Knicks, already a darling of ticket brokers due to a respectable record and the MVP-caliber exploits of Amar’e Stoudemire, added superstar Carmelo Anthony to its roster last night, February 21, and as a result ticket prices are rising significantly on the secondary market. According to ticket... Read more
Early sales of Taylor Swift tickets for her show at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena this summer are potentially reaching four-figures. While several dates for the popular singer-songwriter’s upcoming tour appear on her official Web site, including the June 21 show at the arena, tickets have not yet gone on sale.... Read more
Too many tickets and not enough seats caused 400 football fans, many of whom traveled to Dallas from around the country, to miss out on attending the Super Bowl yesterday, February 6. A total of 1,250 temporary seats reportedly were not installed and inspected by fire marshals in time... Read more
Clearly, Mother Nature is not a Minnesota Vikings fan. For the third week in a row, the Vikings are being forced to play a game at a stadium or on a day other than where it was originally scheduled; this time due to the blizzard that hit the Northeast... Read more
Several theatergoers attending a performance of the “Lion King” in Norfolk, VA this month were denied entry when they discovered the Broadway Across America tickets they bought were duplicates. According to WAVY-TV, an undisclosed number of fake tickets to the popular musical were bought by unsuspecting fans, and at... Read more
TicketNetwork‘s recent data-sharing deal with TicketsNow, and StubHub’s decision to pull out of online affiliate marketing, are among the items discussed on the latest edition of TicketNews TV, hosted by correspondent Kim Crandall. TicketsNow and TicketNetwork’s data-sharing agreement will offer real-time updates of more than $1.5 billion worth of... Read more
The national Better Business Bureau (BBB) is altering the way the organization rates businesses, following an investigation by the Connecticut Attorney General’s office that the system was unfair, and a lawsuit filed against the Connecticut chapter by TicketNetwork. Connecticut Attorney General, and recent U.S. Senator-elect, Richard Blumenthal launched an... Read more
Unable to attend a December 3 concert by Michael Bublé, a Michigan man found out how difficult it is to transfer Ticketmaster’s paperless tickets. Steve Albright bought paperless tickets to the popular singer’s upcoming show at the Van Andel Arena, but learned he could not give away the tickets... Read more