Aussie Authorities Voice COVID Concerns Following Ticketing Snafu
Australian health officials have express concerns over the crowds that were stranded outside of rugby stadiums on Friday due to a ticketing system failure. Thousands were stranded for an extended period outside AFL and NRL games due to a Ticketek mobile system outage, raising fears that a spike in... Read more
Ticketek Mobile Failure Strands Thousands Outside Australian Venues
A Ticketek moble ticketing system failure left thousands stuck outside stadiums in Australia Friday, raising serious COVID concerns in addition to fan angrer and inconvenience over the partially missed events. Thousands were stuck waiting for entry to a National Rugby League preliminary final between Melbourne and Canberra Friday at... Read more
After Fan Complaints, Harry Styles Postpones Remaining 2020 Shows
Harry Styles took to social media Tuesday to inform fans that remaining 2020 dates for hits Love on Tour jaunt were formally postponed, due to the ongoing pandemic. “Everyone’s health and safety remains our top priority, which is why I unfortunately have to postpone all 2020 shows in South... Read more
Ticketek To Be World’s First Ticketing Platform To Offer Afterpay
TEG, the global live entertainment, ticketing and technology company, is proud to announce that Ticketek will be the world’s first ticketing platform to offer Afterpay, the world’s largest buy-now-pay later service. Afterpay will be integrated into the Ticketek website and apps as a payment option in the coming months. It will... Read more
TEG Announces “Strategic Investment” From U.S.-Based Silver Lake
TEG, the Australia-based ticketing and live events promoter and owner of Ticketek, has announced a strategic investment from U.S-based investment firm Silver Lake, which is expected to close this year, pending final conditions including approval by the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board. Terms of the deal, which were rumored... Read more
TEG Rumored to be Targeted for $1B Purchase by Silver Lake Partners
According to a report this week in the Australian Financial Review, a North American firm is considering purchasing TEG, the leading ticketing and live entertainment industry in the Asia Pacific market. TEG, which owns Ticketek and bills itself as “Asia Pacific’s leading Ticketing, Live Entertainment and Data Analytics business”... Read more
TEG Expands Globally With Acquisition of UK Promoter MJR Group
TEG, the live entertainment giant that controls most of Asia Pacific, has officially expanded to Europe with the acquisition of the UK-based promoter and venue operator MJR Group this week. MJR Group, which owns and operates venues throughout the UK like Cardiff’s Tramshed and The Mill in Birmingham, also... Read more
Ticketek Launches Price-Capped Ticket Exchange System
The Australian-based ticketing company Ticketek announced plans to launch a price-capped ticket exchange system, Ticketek Marketplace, later this month. Ticketek Marketplace will cap resale tickets at 10 percent above face value. In order to guarantee that tickets are valid, the original ticket’s barcode will be cancelled and a new... Read more