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Fandango Partners with MSN for Movies

Andy Penfold

US cinema and mobile tickets portal Fandango has announced a ticketing agreement with MSN, Microsoft's entertainment network. The deal makes Fandango the official online and mobile movie ticket supplier for MSN Movies and MSN Entertainment

The combined traffic for the two sites is more than 100m US users per month, according to comScore. 

"This strategic relationship with MSN delivers Fandango's expansive ticketing capabilities and mobile innovations to millions of additional movie fans across the country," says Rick Butler, executive vice president and general manager at Fandango. "The deal reflects the company's ongoing strategy to provide access to Fandango's broad network of screens and movie content for fans on every platform."

"MSN is a great place for people to get the latest information on the summer's hottest movies, and now thanks to our agreement with Fandango, it's easier than ever for MSN fans to purchase movie tickets via Fandango's network of nearly 20,000 theatre screens," says Rob Bennett, general manager of Entertainment, Video and Sports for MSN.

The news follows Fandango's announcement that May was its best-selling month in its 12-year history, with a 47 per cent year on year growth.