The Nation's Leading Moviegoer Destination Reports Record-Breaking
Year-Over-Year Growth in Ticket Sales, Web and Mobile Traffic, and Mobile

Dave Karger Joins Fandango as Chief Correspondent in 2012, as Site Launches
its First Original Digital Video Series

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading
moviegoer destination and unit of NBCUniversal, announced today that 2012 was
the company's best-performing year in its 12-year history, with record highs
inticket sales, web and mobile traffic, and app downloads. The records
include a 57% surge in annual ticket sales, 34% percent annual growth in
monthly visitors to its online and mobile destinations, and 31 million
downloads of its award-winning mobile apps. During peak months, Fandango saw
41 million monthly unique online and mobile visitors.*


Another notable first for Fandango in 2012 was the launch of its original
digital video series, "The Frontrunners." Hosted by the nation's leading movie
award expert and Fandango's new chief correspondent, Dave Karger, the series
features one-of-a-kind video interviews with awards contenders such as Ben
Affleck, Hugh Jackman and Amy Adams. "The Frontrunners" premiered in December
and debuts new episodes weekly through the end of movie awards season in

"Our 2012 successes have further established Fandango as the go-to resource
for the total moviegoingexperience‚Äď from discovery, decision-making and
ticketing, to going to the theater and sharing with friends after the credits
roll," said Paul Yanover, President of Fandango. "In 2013, we'll continue our
momentum and deliver advertising partners, exhibitors, and moviegoers even
more products, services, and platforms that super-serve their needs."

Helping fuel Fandango's growth in 2012 was the company's expanded exhibitor
and online portal reach. The company increased its theater network with deals
that included AMC Theatres, Regency Theatres, and Southern Theatres. Fandango
also signed partnership deals with Yahoo Movies, AOL Moviefone and MSN Movies,
becoming the movie ticketing provider for all three of the Internet's top
information portals.

Fandango's mobile business proved to be tremendously successful in 2012, as
the company's mobile tickets sales increased 171% year-over-year, and
accounted for more than 30% of its overall ticket sales.Fandango continued
to roll out paperless mobile ticketing to thousands of new theater screens,
allowing users to get their movie tickets sent to their phones as scannable
mobile barcodes. As part of Apple's Passbook app launch, Fandango's mobile
app downloads experienced a 50% increase over the last year. Fandango was
consistently among the top-10 free entertainment apps on both the Apple iOS
and Google Android platforms in 2012.

In 2013, Fandango plans to launch two more original series hosted by Karger,
and is slated to bring more reserved seating and paperless mobile ticketing
options to significant numbers of new screens across the country.

About Fandango

Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and unit of NBCUniversal,
sells tickets to more than 20,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and
informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers,
and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see
it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print
their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their

Fandango is available online at, via smartphones, tablets and
other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango's top-ranking movie
ticketing apps, with 31 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and
iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango
is enjoyed by more than 41 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film
fans find Fandango on Facebook at and on Twitter

*According to Fandango's web and mobile traffic data tracked by Omniture

SOURCE Fandango

Contact: Dana Henry Benson, +1-310-954-0278, ext. 300,;
or Harry Medved, +1-310-954-0461,
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