HYDERABAD: A newly-formed association of online movie ticketing agencies on Saturday appealed to the state government to give licences to multiple operators for selling movie ticket through www.onlineagents.in .
Addressing a press conference, representatives of the agencies said a `level-playing field’ could give all agencies an equal opportunity to cater to the needs of filmgoers. The agencies include NoMoreQ.com, TicketDada.com, TicketNew.com, WhyQ.in and EasyMoviesIndia.com.
About 10 days ago, the city police had stopped operation of all agencies running without permission from the government. The agencies, which had a link with theatres, were collecting up to Rs 15 more than the original price of the ticket.
Bigtree Entertainment’s BookMyShow is India’s largest entertainment ticketing website. Headquartered in Mumbai, it is the only destination for movie and non-movie options like events, plays and sports. Within a decade of its inception, BookMyShow poses a 40% CAGR in revenues and over 90% market share in the online entertainment ticketing space.
With offices in India, New Zealand and Malaysia, BookMyShow aims to present their clients with endless options to purchase tickets for the latest movies, music concerts, plays, stand up comic acts, and major sporting events to name a few. Tickets can be booked through various platforms like internet, mobile application, WAP and the in – house call center.
With ticketing for over 850 screens across 87 cities, BookMyShow has partnerships with all major Indian production houses and studios with real time ticketing for major cinema chains like Inox, Big Cinemas, Cinemax, Fun Cinemas etc. 75% of all cinema tickets sold online are booked on bookyshow, resulting in sales peaking up to 1 million tickets. The customer spends of over Rs.100 million, on an average every month, only on movies – the recent ticket sales have been over a whopping Rs.6 crores for Dabangg, Rs.8.9 crores for Avatar and over Rs.9.5 crores for 3 Idiots.
BookMyShow has ticketed for over 1,500 plays online and is the exclusive and permanent ticketing partners for theatre venues like Prithvi Theater, Mumbai, NCPA Mumbai, Indian Habitat Centre Delhi and Rangshankara Bangalore. With more than 20 million page views per month, BookMyShow has ticketed for more than 300 live large format events and sport events such as ICL, city Marathons, etc.
BookMyShow.com was the official ticketing partner for Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab and official online ticketing partner for Delhi Daredevils in season 2010. BookMyShow introduced a number of innovative features to make cricket viewing a pleasurable and more comfortable experience for their customers this season with on ground tie ups with various retail chains like Reliance Fresh, Reebok and Café Coffee Day for sale of tickets.
BookMyShow was also the official ticketing agency for the prestigious Yonex – Sunrise Badminton Asia Tournament, hosted in the capital for the first time in April 2010 and ticketing partner for the India v/s Australia 2nd test match in Bangalore.
BookMyShow recently launched pre-booking for upcoming films and the ticket booking application for Blackberry smartphones.