OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 -- Redbox, a Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) brand and America's destination for entertainment, announced today that it has started selling live event tickets in the Los Angeles market, expanding the Redbox Tickets service that recently launched in Philadelphia.
Tickets are now available at approximately 1,300 Redbox® kiosks in Los Angeles and online at redbox.com/tickets. Redbox also announced new agreements with five leading ticketing companies, including Agile Ticketing, Paciolan, ShoWare, Ticketfly and TicketMob, as well as one with Caesars Entertainment.
"Redbox is a trusted brand and a connector to local communities," said Anne Saunders, president of Redbox. "With the introduction of Redbox Tickets in Los Angeles, customers can now rely on us to discover great tickets to events and attractions from our trusted partners at a great value."
Redbox will make these tickets available for sale at face value or below, with just a $1 fee per ticket, in addition to ticket price and tax. Tickets can either be printed at home or picked up at the event venue. Redbox Tickets can be purchased online and at the same kiosks where consumers rent DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and video games.
Today's announcement covers a variety of Los Angeles-based entertainment options for Redbox kiosks, including concerts, comedy clubs, nightclubs, motorsport events, cultural events and family-friendly attractions.
•Agile Ticketing brings more laughs to Redbox kiosks with tickets to shows at the legendary Laugh Factory clubs in Hollywood and Long Beach.
•An agreement with Caesars Entertainment will soon add a strong lineup of Las Vegas-based entertainment options to Redbox kiosks. With more than 30 shows across eight Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Flamingo and Harrah's, this agreement provides Redbox users the widest selection of entertainment options in the famed resort city. From iconic production shows like Bally's Jubilee! to special concert performances, comedy acts or magic spectaculars, such as Rio headliners Penn & Teller, Caesars offers entertainment to suit every taste and budget.
•Ticketfly, a leading ticketing and marketing platform in the US and Canada, has signed an agreement with Redbox, and is in the process of making concert ticket inventory available for venues in Los Angeles.
"As the market leader in data-driven event ticketing, Ticketfly is always looking for new ways to help our clients streamline operations and sell more tickets," said Gannon Hall, Ticketfly's chief marketing & product officer. "Our agreement with Redbox provides exciting new online and retail channels for venues and promoters using Ticketfly to reach consumers via a trusted brand in entertainment."
•Through an agreement with TicketMob, the premier forward-thinking and socially-driven ticketing platform, Redbox will begin offering tickets for one of the country's best known comedy brands, Improv Comedy Clubs, at four of its Los Angeles locations. TicketMob and Redbox will also offer tickets to the legendary nightclubs that make Los Angeles the entertainment capital of the world, including Playhouse Nightclub in Hollywood.
"TicketMob is thrilled to be one of the very first launch partners of Redbox Tickets in Los Angeles," said Scot Richardson, TicketMob founder/CEO. "The ability to help our artists, venues and promoters on LaughStub, TuneStub and ElectroStub drive additional ticket sales with a vast retail network of consumers is a win-win."
•Motorsports events are currently available through NASCAR® / ISC at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
•Paciolan, the leading provider of self-operational ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions, will be working with Redbox to bring select college athletics, performing arts, professional sports, and concert ticket inventory to kiosks and online in the near future.
•Redbox Tickets has fully integrated its platform with online ticketing company ShoWare, which serves a broad range of events such as fairs and festivals, casinos, sports arenas, live concert venues, and performing arts centers. The integration allows ShoWare clients, through use of the Redbox API, to allocate tickets to the Redbox platform.
•Ticketed admission will be sold to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, Hollywood Wax Museum, the Guinness World Record Museum, as well as Pacific Park, the family amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier.
•Affordable packages to local attractions are available through agreements with Smart Destinations and CityPASS Hollywood.
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