Yahoo! and Ticketmaster to offer tickets to internet's largest sports and entertainment audience



    
    Ticketmaster to power live ticket sales for Yahoo! Music and Yahoo!
    Sports
    

    TORONTO, ON, WEST HOLLYWOOD and SUNNYVALE, CA, Oct. 7 /CNW/ -
Ticketmaster (NASDAQ:  TKTM) and Yahoo!, Inc. (NASDAQ:  YHOO) today announced a
partnership that makes it easier than ever for Yahoo! users to find tickets to
live events. Yahoo! will provide links to ticket sales alongside event
information on Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! Music for sporting events and concerts
in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Ticketing options include direct
sale options through Ticketmaster and its North America and UK resale partner
sites, TicketsNow, and GetMeIn. This agreement allies Yahoo!, which has the
Internet's largest sports and entertainment audience of more than 50 million
users, with Ticketmaster, the premier distributor of live event tickets, and
further solidifies Yahoo!'s position as a must-stop destination for sports and
music fans. The integration represents the first time that Yahoo! users are
able to purchase tickets directly from Yahoo!'s sites.
    "Yahoo!'s sports and music audiences are comprised of passionate fans who
are ideally suited for ticketing options within our site," said Jimmy Pitaro,
vice president of Yahoo! Sports and Entertainment. "This agreement is a great
example of how opening up Yahoo! improves our audience's experience by putting
what they want most, in this case Ticketmaster's live ticket sales, one mouse
click away."
    By partnering with Ticketmaster and its affiliate companies, Yahoo! will
offer its users access to the largest inventory of primary and resale tickets
to live entertainment events. Whether buying tickets to their favorite band's
upcoming concert or finding a last-minute ticket to a ballgame, Yahoo! Music
and Yahoo! Sports fans will now have direct access to thousands of events.
    "Ticketmaster, TicketsNow, and GetMeIn have the widest coverage of live
event options for Yahoo! audiences across all genres; music, sports, and
family entertainment," said Greg Consiglio, Ticketmaster's senior vice
president, Business Development. "We want to reach fans interested in live
events wherever they are online through strategic partnerships. Our alliance
with Yahoo! is just the latest example of Ticketmaster's growing affiliate
efforts to ensure live event fans can find tickets to the hottest events
anywhere."

    About Yahoo!

    Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most
trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its
communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating
indispensable experiences built on trust. Yahoo! is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, California.
    Yahoo!, Yahoo! Blueprint, Yahoo! Go, Yahoo! oneSearch, Yahoo! oneConnect,
and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! All
other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective
owners.

    About Ticketmaster

    As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing
company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster
operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services,
marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest
e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 6,700 retail outlets; and 21
worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than
10,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive
ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports
franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums,
and theaters. In 2007, the company sold more than 141 million tickets valued
at over $8.3 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster is headquartered
in West Hollywood, California (NASDAQ:  TKTM).





For further information:

For further information: Clive Hobson, Director Public Relations, Yahoo!
Canada, (416) 848-6184, chobson@yahoo-inc.com; Ticketmaster, Albert Lspez,
(310) 360-2602, Albert.Lopez@Ticketmaster.com; Investor Relations, (310)
360-2354, ir@ticketmaster.com; Yahoo!, Carrie Davis, (310) 907-3774,
carried@yahoo-inc.com

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