LOS ANGELES - MovieTickets.com, the world's most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, has been selected by Clear Channel Radio as its exclusive online movie ticketing partner. The deal allows Clear Channel Radio to offer MovieTickets.com online ticketing services across its vast network of radio station web sites.
Ticket buyers who search for movies and show times at Clear Channel Radio station web sites can make ticket purchases via a co-branded site that offers tickets for the array of theaters affiliated with MovieTickets.com. The online ticketing service's exhibitor partners are among the largest in the nation and can represent more than sixty percent of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend.
"We're pleased that Clear Channel Radio has selected MovieTickets.com to provide their audience with our online ticketing solution," said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager, MovieTickets.com. "With the addition of another major brand we continue to expand our affiliate program and gain more visibility for the theater chains represented by MovieTickets.com."
Clear Channel Radio station web sites reach over 14 million unique visitors and deliver nearly 40 million on-demand plays of music videos, exclusive artist performances, celebrity interviews, station-created comedy bits and more each month, while Clear Channel's on-air broadcasts reach 100 million listeners across the country each week.
"The latest movies are always a hot topic, both on-air and online. Because of this, studios and distributors have long turned to our stations and their web sites to promote the latest releases," said Paul Miraldi, Senior Vice President of Programming & Marketing for Clear Channel Online Music & Radio. "The addition of MovieTickets.com's ticketing engine-along with movie trailers and station-created reviews-provides our listeners and advertisers with a valuable service that complements our existing entertainment content."