Redbox Moves Into Event Ticketing

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Coinstar, the company behind the now ubiquitious Redbox automated DVD rental kiosks is teaming up with New Era Tickets to sell event tickets through the Redbox service.

Starting on October 3rd, Redbox will roll the ticketing service out in the Philadelphia where customers will be able to purchase tickets to local live events and attractions from the kiosks. Consumers will have the option to print their tickets at home or in some cases, pick them up at the event venue and here's the kicker – the tickets will include a flat service charge of just $1.

While the initial rollout is happening in Philly, Redbox says they plan to expand their ticketing service into Los Angeles in early 2013.

Tickets available at launch include Carrie Underwood live at the Wells Fargo Center (Nov. 28, 2012); NASCAR events at the Pocono Raceway, including race day tickets for the POCONO 400 (June 9, 2013) and Pennsylvania 400 (August 4, 2013); the Philadelphia Film Festival (October 18-28, 2012); and a variety of Villanova Athletics sporting events, among additional local events and attractions. Ticket inventory in categories such as sporting events, concerts, cultural events and family-friendly attractions will be added regularly.

"For the past 10 years, Redbox has made movie rentals convenient and affordable for consumers, and now we're bringing the same access to more entertainment with Redbox Tickets," said Anne Saunders, president, Redbox. "This launch brings ticketing options to consumers for a flat fee of just $1 per ticket, and gives artists, venues and inventory owners the ability to promote their events and attractions across our network of more than 650 Redbox kiosks in the Philadelphia area." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers