SOURCE: TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

May 04, 2009 14:04 ET

TicketNetwork Direct Partners With iSeatz to Offer Consumers Access to Thousands of Live Events

Companies Integrate Proprietary Technologies to Enable Direct and Easy Access to Robust Set of Ticket Inventory

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - TicketNetwork Direct, the leading source for the ticket industry's most comprehensive inventory, today announced a strategic partnership with iSeatz, the global provider of customized online travel and entertainment solutions. Through this partnership, the companies will integrate their proprietary technologies to power the distribution of TicketNetwork Direct's robust event inventory, via iSeatz' online booking platform.

The companies will leverage the TicketNetwork Direct API (or application programming interface) to unlock the company's vast vault of ticket inventory and integrate it into iSeatz' various points of sale. As a result, iSeatz' top-tier clients, such as Amtrak, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, KLM and MasterCard, will be able to offer their customers exclusive, immediate access to TicketNetwork Direct's inventory of live events.

"This relationship will widen the range of entertainment options available to consumers by offering easy access to live events in their local markets, and in major cities around the world," said Don Vaccaro, CEO, TicketNetwork, Inc. "iSeatz has a reputation for providing quality choices to premier clientele who actively incorporate dining and entertainment as a part of their lifestyles. We are pleased that TicketNetwork can provide tickets to hard-to-get events to customers."

"TicketNetwork Direct has an unprecedented inventory valued at more than $1B to over 80,000 events in 30 countries. By tapping into their dynamic offering, we will enable our clients to offer their customers access to events from around the globe," said Kenneth Purcell, Founder and CEO, iSeatz. "We look forward to fostering a long-standing relationship with TicketNetwork that leverages not only their inventory, but also both of our technology platforms to help our companies drive customer satisfaction, foster brand devotion and increase revenue."

Industry leaders worldwide rely on the iSeatz' customized online travel and entertainment solution, which provides immediate access to nearly 200,000 leading service and product providers. Each iSeatz solution is based on the iSeatz OneView platform, the proprietary transaction aggregation application that enables clients' visibility into their entire product suite and their customers' activity.

About iSeatz

iSeatz is a global provider of customized online travel and entertainment solutions that offer immediate access to nearly 200,000 services and products. iSeatz powers differentiated loyalty programs, ancillary revenue and brand devotion by seamlessly integrating its flexible booking engine into its clients' relevant customer touch points. The proprietary supplier and transaction aggregation application, iSeatz OneView, enables clients to consolidate the components of multiple transactions into a single real-time record that can be easily managed online. iSeatz is the choice of industry leaders including Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada, MasterCard and Citi, and was ranked in the 2008 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. To learn more about iSeatz visit www.iseatz.com.

About TicketNetwork Direct

TicketNetwork Direct (TND) is the B2B product service division of TicketNetwork Inc. that provides technology and webmarketing services for its corporate client base. TND provides the leading streamlined sell-and-purchase model that combines massive event ticket inventory to satisfy consumer needs, and a powerful technology platform for its corporate clients to gain selling access through the exchange.

About TicketNetwork.com

TicketNetwork is the leading source for event tickets and innovative technology solutions for both ticket buyers and sellers. With a comprehensive selection of more than $1B in real-time ticket inventory, TicketNetwork provides sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. TicketNetwork's signature Point-of-Sale™ software powers real-time ticketing transactions for both B2B and B2C, making it the leading innovative software platform in the secondary ticketing industry. The company's signature retail website TicketNetwork.com is both Payment Card Industry (PCI) and EVSSL-certified, making it the leading secure site for tickets in the secondary market. TicketNetwork, Inc. subsidiaries include: Ticket Software, LLC, TicketLiquidator.com, TicketNetwork Direct, TicketNews and Ticket Summit. TicketNetwork was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut.

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