Fandango is a leading movie ticket sales and info site, and its purchase of Movieclips and its network of 25 YouTube channels will help boost and round out the platform’s offerings. The Movieclips network has a library of over 45,000 videos made up of film clips, trailers and original shows that attracts an average of 200 million views a month. In total, the Movieclips network has nearly 7 million subscribers and has garnered over 5.2 billion views since its launch in 2009.
With the addition of Movieclips, the Comcast-owned Fandango hopes to go beyond being perceived as just an online ticket seller to become more of a catch-all, one-stop destination for movie watchers. Fandango unveiled a new design for its site this week that more heavily spotlighted its original series, picture galleries and other movie-themed content.
Paul Yanover, president of Fandango said in a statement: “The Movieclips acquisition will further serve our fans, enhancing the Fandango experience with amazing video content available at one definitive destination.”
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Zefr, a digital network and software company based in Venice, Calif. recently raised $30 million in funding.