January 17th, 2012
Partnership Helps Fans Secure The Best Deals On Sports Tickets
January 17, 2011 (New York, NY) - SeatGeek, the leading ticket search engine, today announced a partnership with the Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. SeatGeek will now power ticketing links across the websites of four leading Hearst media properties – SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle), Chron.com (Houston Chronicle), MySA.com (San Antonio Express-News) and SeattleP-I.com (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - allowing for visitors to easily purchase tickets to upcoming live events on SeatGeek.com.
"SeatGeek has a compelling platform and we look to this partnership to provide our users with a great way to find tickets for local sports events,” said Karen Brophy, Vice President and Director of Digital Product at Hearst. “This partnership helps to solidify our flagship sites as one-stop destinations for readers to tap into the best of what their local area has to offer.”
"Our partnership with Hearst is exciting for us because it allows us to reach major markets with large numbers of sports fans,” said SeatGeek’s VP of Business Development Nihar Singhal. “We’re proud that SeatGeek will now allow for these fans to easily find great deals on tickets to see their favorite teams.”
Sports fans can purchase tickets to the game of their choice through SeatGeek ticketing links strategically integrated on team, schedule, and article pages on Hearst publication sites. Ticketing links direct users to SeatGeek.com, where the ticket search engine plots inventory from 60+ providers on detailed interactive venue maps and uses cutting-edge products like Deal Score to tell users when and where to buy tickets.
SeatGeek (http://seatgeek.com) is the leading ticket search engine that enables fans to quickly and easily discover the best deals for sports, concert, and theater events. The company’s Deal Score™ and detailed ticket metrics provide fans with the buying intelligence needed to find the best prices on trusted secondary ticket markets.
Founded in 2009, SeatGeek is a venture-backed company based in New York City.
About Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation (http://www.hearst.com) is one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 37 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Seattle Post-Intelligencer; hundreds of magazines around the world; 29 television stations; and ownership interest in leading cable networks, business publishing, Internet and marketing services businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate