Comcast Buys Fandango, Will Create On-Demand Entertainment Site
In a move that the sides hope will make content more viewable across TVs, computers, and wireless devices, cable giant Comcast has purchased the company Fandango, the companies announced Wednesday.
The purchase will create a new Web site called Fancast.com, which will be “a national entertainment site where people can search and discover television and movie content, while managing their viewing experience across multiple devices,” according to Comcast’s statement.
Fandango, known for its humorous television and in-theater commercials, is best known as a Web site for finding movie showtimes and other information, as well as purchasing tickets. The new site will function much the same, and will allow users to search for information on their favorite movies and TV shows (and actors and directors)- while also making much of the programming available on-demand for television, computer, or wireless downloading.