Comcast Buys Fandango, Becomes Fandastic?

Comcast has paid an estimated $200 million smackers for movie-ticket “destination” Fandango. Comcast says that Fandango will be part of Fancast, their new spiffy internet thingy. From Adweek:

Here’s how Fancast works: Viewers interested in the new movie Perfect Stranger could not only access information via Fandango on where and when the film is playing as well as content concerning the movie, but also the scheduling of movies on TV featuring Stranger stars Bruce Willis or Halle Berry. In addition, any related content on the Internet or mobile would be identified.

Fancast also eventually will allow Comcast subscribers to remotely program what their DVRs will record.

Sounds complicated. —MEGHANN MARCO

Comcast Adds Fandango to Media Mix [Adweek]

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  1. thepassenger says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzz…

  2. silencedotcom says:

    Fandango used to be a pretty good service. For movies that would sell out on opening day, the extra dollar Fandango charged would be worth it. Somehow, Comcast will completely mess up Fandango completely and I will learn to hate it, like all things Comcast.

  3. Red_Eye says:

    Awesome, terrific! Lets hope Comcast handles Fandango as well as it handled TechTv + G4 – Allcommonsense = E! and no more techie tv…..

    Hmm mayabe this isnt such a good idea.

  4. Skiffer says:

    Does this mean you’ll have an “equipment rental surcharge” for the ticket? Or maybe be charged $200 afterwards for not returning the stub…even though you own it?

    So many possible insults…god I hate comcast.

  5. QuirkyRachel says:

    “Does this mean you’ll have an “equipment rental surcharge” for the ticket? Or maybe be charged $200 afterwards for not returning the stub…even though you own it?”
    Lol, I was thinking the exact same thing. Maybe a ticket rental fee will automatically show up on your credit card bill.

  6. 2Legit2Quit says:

    hey hey heyyyyyyy Fandango back in the day was great as a minor. You could order your tickets without ever showing ID :) Take that the man!

  7. ptkdude says:

    I bet when you buy tickets via Fandango and the machine prints them at the theater they will say “Please stand by. This ticket should be available shortly”. When they do print, they’ll have the wrong information. “Grindhouse? I thought we were taking the kiddies to see Happy Feet!”

  8. Skiffer says:

    Or maybe they’ll offer home delivery service! With a 4-8 hour window…and never show…

  9. MercuryPDX says:

    Hopefully, this won’t screw up their ticket buying service through my Tivo (crosses fingers).

  10. The Bigger Unit says:

    I know I’m pumped about this merger.

  11. Viewers interested in the new movie Perfect Stranger could not only access information via Fandango on where and when the film is playing as well as content concerning the movie, but also the scheduling of movies on TV…[blah blah blah blah]…

    What about viewers interested in the awesome Miller/Boyette television show Perfect Strangers? With Mark Linn-Baker as “Cousin Larry” and Bronson “The Langoliers” Pinchot as “Balki Bartokomous”? And those girls? And then they moved into that sweet house? The show started to go downhill then, but still…

    That’s the kind of crap I’d like to see on Fandangcastic. Awwww yeah.