MUMBAI: TV18 Group’s Internet arm Web18, which acquired ticketing, information and analysis solutions provider Big Tree Entertainment earlier this year, has now launched Bookmyshow.com.
As an introductory offer, the new website will offer a 25 per cent discount on all tickets of Yash Raj Films’ next release Chak De! India starring Shah Rukh Khan.
The website has partnered with PVR, Adlabs, Fun Cinemas, Inox, DT Cinemas, Prasadz, Wave, M2K Cinemas, 24Karat, SRS cinemas, Chanakaya, Velocity, JAM Multiplex and Movietime among others.
Bookmyshow aims to be the destination site for all entertainment tickets, which would include movies, plays, concerts, etc and has web ticketing facilities in 27 cities namely Agra, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Latur, Lucknow, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Noida, Nagpur, Nashik, Panipat, Pune, Surat and Vadodara. The website has call centre facilities in 11 cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Chandigardh, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bangalore.
Bookmyshow.com offers online real time booking and seat selections across venues. Visitors can print their tickets at home and details of the booking can be received on their mobile phone. The website does not require the users to register to buy tickets.
An alternative way to book tickets with Bookmyshow is via its call centres with a single number 39895050, without any premium call charges. The number is a local dial in for every city Bookmyshow is present in.
Big Tree Entertainment CEO Ashish Hemrajani said, “We hope to offer a world class experience while booking tickets on the web or through our call centers. We understand the Indian customer and therefore offer a range of payment options via a secure credit card payment mechanism on the website as well as the call center for those who wish to book last minute and not reach the cinema 45 minutes early to pick up tickets.”
“Our web 2.0 interface is simple yet extremely fast, backed by some very smart and intelligent technology and database. We hope to reduce customer wait time enabling him to quickly and efficiently transact real-time and book his tickets direct at the cinema level with seat layout options,” he added.
TV18 Group CEO Haresh Chawla said, “The entertainment needs of the Indian market are expanding rapidly. With Bigtree Entertainment, we have strengthened the TV18 Group’s foray in the entertainment space by diversifying our offerings to consumers. Big Tree’s Bookmyshow is uniquely positioned to fulfill the evolving ticketing needs of Indian audiences in the most fair, secure and convenient manner.”