SOURCE: TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

January 16, 2007 13:02 ET

TicketNetwork Direct Forms Alliance With IC Places, Inc.

TicketNetwork Direct Powers Network of City Websites With Premium Tickets to Events Coast-to-Coast

VERNON, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- TicketNetwork Direct, the leading source for the ticket industry's most comprehensive inventory, today announced it is partnering with IC Places, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ICPL), America's first city-based internet community with a national template and access to global buying power used by travelers and residents of cities seeking information on travel and entertainment. TicketNetwork Direct will provide IC Places and its network of city websites, including www.icOrlando.com, with seamless access to TicketNetwork Direct's inventory for tickets to popular local shows, concerts and sporting events.

Alongside the information on local events and venues already posted on its websites, TicketNetwork Direct will power these sites with tickets for premium seats to the most sought-after venues in the metropolitan areas that IC Places targets.

"The seamless online appearance provided by TicketNetwork Direct makes a huge difference in the look and feel to the events section on our city websites," said Steve Samblis, Chairman and founder, IC Places, Inc. "The new navigation structure allows site visitors to easily find an assortment of tickets in any one geographic area such as Orlando, Florida, one of the major markets that we serve. TicketNetwork Direct clearly offers more tickets to an extensive range of venues and gives us much greater control of the process, ultimately increasing our overall profits with each ticket sold," Samblis added.

"TicketNetwork Direct is pleased to partner with IC Places, Inc. to offer quality entertainment products for consumers seeking tickets for events in Orlando and other popular destinations," said Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork. "IC Places' alliance with TicketNetwork Direct will enhance the quality of consumers' overall purchasing experiences by offering competitively priced tickets originating from the secondary ticket market's most extensive inventory provider."

About IC Places

IC Places is America's first city-based internet community with a national template and access to global buying power. IC Places owns and operates a network of city-based websites that are used by travelers, local individuals and businesses. The sites offer quality information on night life, hotels, dining, golf course tee times, tickets for events, car rentals, discount airfare, and much more. The flagship website is www.icOrlando.com. IC Places has created four distinct demographic groups of sites. The main group, www.icPlaces.com, targets a wide range of age groups including college students, retired travelers and recent college graduates. After the full launch, IC Places network plans to own and operate over 900 international websites.

About TicketNetwork Direct

TicketNetwork Direct powers city websites with seamless access to the ticketing industry's largest inventory for popular local performances, shows, concerts and sporting events at the lowest prices. TicketNetwork Direct enhances the ticket offerings of city guide websites with the latest on shows and events -- information that is valuable to tourist and locals.

TicketNetwork.com provides leading-edge software that powers the world's largest ticket exchange system. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale™ software provides brokers with comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange™ is a powerful ticketing tool that enables brokers to access to the world's largest aggregate ticket-distribution channel. TicketNetwork Web Services™ creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats for customers seeking a private labeled solution. TicketNetwork.com was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit http://www.ticketnetwork.com/strategic/index.aspx

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    VMW Public Relations
    Viveca Woods
    646-418-6934
    Email Contact

    TicketNetwork Direct
    Christopher Majeske
    1-860-870-3400 x213
    Email Contact

    IC Places, Inc.
    Steven Samblis
    321-251-5045 x6001
    Email Contact