For more information visit: www.fandango.com
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Fandango Launches Movies Application on Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray Players: Chooses RCDb for Connected TV Software
LOS ANGELES–Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination and top mobile movie ticketing provider, today announced the availability of the Fandango Movies application via the Samsung Apps platform available on Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray players.
“Fandango Movies” is now available to consumers at no additional cost1 on 2010 and 2011 Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray players featuring Samsung Apps. This unique app lets consumers enjoy Full HD movie trailers on demand directly on their big screens.
In addition to access to the latest trailers, the new Fandango app delivers detailed movie overviews, ratings, cast info, and access to exclusive celebrity interviews and clips. Viewers can find theaters and showtimes by ZIP, read critic reviews and enjoy fan-generated comments from the Fandango community.
The application was developed in partnership with the next generation TV software company, Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb), and uses the RCDb Server and RCDb Connected TV software to accelerate development and integration.
“The Fandango application creates an immersive and seamless experience for the viewer,” says Rick Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fandango, “and Samsung Apps provides a great platform for experiencing Fandango’s content and movie information. This app is designed for film fans to lean back and enjoy great HD trailers for all the summer movies that they’ll want to see in the theaters.”
“The Fandango application on Samsung Apps advances the consumer user experience beyond the era of ‘TV widgets’” says Zane Vella, CEO of RCDb. “Fandango is a world class Internet and mobile destination and our role was to extend the robust Fandango web services to the TV.”
Samsung Apps is the world’s first HDTV-based apps store. It offers hundreds of applications that deliver rich, personalized experiences that speak to people’s passions in areas such as music, movies and sports.
“The Fandango app is a natural for Samsung Smart TVs. The visual quality is great and the content is very relevant to our users,” said Eric Anderson, vice president of content and product solutions, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “We are pleased to partner with Fandango and further build out Samsung Apps as the preferred platform for delivering the immersive entertainment experiences consumers demand.”
Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango’s top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 15 million downloads, are available on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit http://www.samsung.com for more information.
About Related Content Database, Inc.
Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb) provides next generation TV software solutions and data services to Hollywood studios, network operators, and consumer electronics manufacturers. The RCDb software platform enables rapid integration and deployment of a wide range of public and private web services to managed network set-top boxes, connected TVs, game consoles and Blu-ray discs and players. The RCDb database provides time-based metadata and services to enable monetization of digital video across multiple distribution platforms. The company has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For more information visit http://www.rcdb.net.
1 Does not include the cost of Internet service plans