Magazine article Variety

Company Adds More Fun to Fandangonow

Magazine article Variety

Company Adds More Fun to Fandangonow

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Digital movie sales and rentals are finally starting to gain traction, thanks to such innovative digital retailers as FandangoNOW, which is being inducted into Variety's Home Entertainment Hall of Fame on Dec. 4. A business unit of Fandango, which sells movie tickets, FandangoNOW furthers the company's mission of ubiquitous movie access by letting consumers buy, rent and watch movies online and on mobile devices.

It's a challenging business, given the continued dominance of Netflix and the other subscription streamers, but the latest numbers provided by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group show significant gains. Digital movie sales alone grew 18% in the third quarter of 2018 and for the first time nearly offset the decline in disc purchases, while online rentals rose nearly 10%.

"We want to serve movie fans wherever and whenever they want, in whatever window the content is in," says VP of home entertainment Cameron Douglas, who is accepting the award. …

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