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Movie ticket site Fandango buys Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2016 23:06 User comments (3)

Movie ticket site Fandango buys Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster Movie ticketing site Fandango has acquired movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes and streaming/discovery app Flixster.
Fandango is owned by NBCUniversal, and RT and Flixster were owned by Warner Bros. studios, so the sites are moving from one major Hollywood studio to another.

Earlier this year, Fandango purchased streaming service M-GO, a smaller catalog of streaming video available on mobile devices, Roku set-tops and some smart TVs. The overall goals for Fandango appear to be a one-stop shop where a consumer can see what critics are saying about a movie, buy their tickets the movies and eventually purchase and stream them.

Additionally, the press release announced plans for "super tickets," although details were lacking. Speculation is the ticket will come with a code for a digital download/streaming copy of the same movie when it actually releases.

Source:
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3 user comments

118.2.2016 3:20

Well I'm sure there won't be any biased, or edited reviews coming from either of those sites from now on...

218.2.2016 10:55

Hopefully they'll make Flixster more important in Denmark then it already is.. so far we only have Warner Bros uv codes and not even for every movie and no way to play them on our tv's..

320.2.2016 13:22

Originally posted by Menion:
Well I'm sure there won't be any biased, or edited reviews coming from either of those sites from now on...

I'm similarly dubious, but to be fair, Rotten Tomatoes is more a review aggregator, than it is a review originator.

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