Fandango expands online ticketing network

Fandango expands online ticketing network

Fandango, the nation's largest online ticket company, is getting bigger.

The Los Angeles-based company announced that has signed deals with Harkins Theatres, the largest independently owned theater chain in North America, as well as New Jersey-based Digiplex Destinations and Premiere Cinemas of Texas.

The agreements will expand Fandango's network by 1,000 screens in a dozen states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

The announcement follows Fandango's recent acquisition of MovieClips, the largest movie trailer and content network on YouTube, with more than 7 million subscribers. Fandango also launched a new Twitter Card experience, offering movie fans the opportunity to learn about current and upcoming films and connect to Fandango ticketing from a tweet.

With the latest exhibitor deals, Fandango, which is owned by NBC Universal, will now supply online and mobile ticketing for more than 24,000 U.S. screens, representing the vast majority of the nation's theaters with advance ticketing capabilities.

"We are thrilled to work with Harkins, Digiplex and Premiere to help them reach even more moviegoers through our expanding online and mobile ticketing platforms, and ultimately grow their businesses," said Paul Yanover, president of Fandango in a statement.