Amazon Meets Its Match as Ticketmaster Negotiations Stall

Amazon Meets Its Match as Ticketmaster Negotiations Stall

Courtesy of Billboard: With little leverage besides its huge customer base, the online retail behemoth is finding that disrupting the U.S. ticketing market won’t be as easy as throwing its weight around. Two years ago, Amazon set out to shake up one of the few businesses it had yet to disrupt: the concert-ticket industry. After first […]

Sports Leagues Are Reevaluating TV, So Why Not Ticketing Too?

Sports Leagues Are Reevaluating TV, So Why Not Ticketing Too?

Courtesy of Barron’s: Ticketmaster’s exclusive ticketing arrangement with the NFL ends next year. Might the league start letting you buy tickets on Twitter? The National Football League, like other pro sports leagues, has been looking for new ways to keep young people engaged. The NFL started streaming Thursday Night Football games on Twitter last year, and it will […]

Amazon wants to be “Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company.” One problem: Ticketmaster!

Amazon wants to be “Earth’s most customer-centric ticketing company.” One problem: Ticketmaster!

Courtesy of Barron’s: Get ready for another Amazon business. Next week, the e-commerce giant is set to hold its first concert in the U.K. next week and the company is ramping up its efforts in the U.S. Gabelli analyst John Tinker points to 33 job postings on Amazon’s site with the following description: “Amazon Tickets […]

Facebook to let users buy tickets directly with Eventbrite

Facebook to let users buy tickets directly with Eventbrite

Courtesy of the Telegraph: Facebook plans to sell tickets for music festivals and other events directly as it pushes further into e-commerce. The world’s biggest social media company is launching a tie-up with Eventbrite, the events service, to let users in the UK purchase tickets within the Facebook website and app itself. The new “Events […]

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Courtesy of ReCode: These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of […]