Fandango, the movie information and ticketing provider, can now be accessed on Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray players by using the free Fandango Movies app. The application was developed in partnership with Related Content Database, and uses that next generation TV software company’s RCDb Server and RCDb Connected TV software to accelerate development and integration.
Consumers with a Samsung connected TV product will be able to watch trailers on their television in high definition. As is usual for Fandango, the app delivers information about the movies, local theaters and showtimes, critic’s reviews, interviews and clips, and access to community forums.
In unrelated news, Fandango also announced that it had sold 19 percent of all domestic tickets for the opening weekend of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, a movie that took in a projected domestic weekend box office of $168.6 million according to estimated figures from BoxOffice.com. In an interesting factoid, nearly a third of tickets to the movie’s midnight screenings were sold through Fandango, according to Fandango executive vice president and general manager Rick Butler
The final Harry Potter film also sold the most tickets via mobile application in Fandango’s history. During this summer movie season, nearly 20 percent of Fandango’s ticket sales have come through its mobile apps on all platforms