Fandango Signs One Year Agreement With ArcoStream For Trailer Hosting
ArcoStream, a leader in streaming, webhosting, and encoding service solutions, announced today that Fandango, the nation's largest online and phone ticketer to the movies, has signed a one year agreement for ArcoStream to host all of Fandango's movie trailer clips on www.fandango.com.
Fandango has been using the ArcoStream content delivery network to host its online trailers since early 2003. Because of the success of the initial trial period, Fandango will continue to use ArcoStream as its outsource hosting partner for downloadable media through mid-2004.
"ArcoStream helped us deliver our movie trailers to hundreds of thousands of end users," said Walt Williams, CTO, Fandango. "We found that by outsourcing our rich media to a third party, our bandwidth and burst charges were drastically reduced, and the performance of our website in general improved."
"Fandango is well-known as being a destination site for movie-goers," said Todd Loewenstein, CEO, ArcoStream. "Downloadable movie trailers can tax a customer's server and network architecture, while costs mount. By outsourcing streaming and download hosting to ArcoStream, Fandango will realize true cost savings."
Fandango is the nation's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, selling tickets to almost 900 theaters and 10,000 screens -- nearly 70 percent of all theaters enabled for remote ticketing in the country. Fandango offers moviegoers the ability to select a film, theater and showtime, and purchase tickets in advance on www.fandango.com
and at 1-800-FANDANGO, the only advertising-free, nationwide phone service for buying movie tickets in advance. Fandango sells tickets to more theaters than all of its competitors combined and is the exclusive remote ticketing service for the largest North American exhibitors: Carmike Theatres (NASDAQ: CKEC), Century Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Regal Cinemas (NYSE: RGC) and United Artists Theatres, as well as to Brenden Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Eastern Federal Theatres, Landmark Theatres, R/C Theatres and Wallace Theaters. Fandango allows moviegoers to bypass the box office line via Print-at-Home ticketing and theater kiosks, and offers Fandango Bucks electronic currency, merchandise through Fandango Movie Mall and Fandango a Friend, an e-mail invitation tool. Fandango investors include Accretive Technology Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, and several exhibitor partners.