May 2, 2010

Press: ‘Computerbild’ Test Winner

Hamburg: has become ticketingshop test winner at the German computer magazine 'Computerbild' (3,83 Mio. readers). Since the test mentioned quite a lot of features which we developed in the past few years, we are very happy that this helped to make our ticketshop better/best :)

- English Ad hoc PDF >here

- German Ad hoc PDF >here

CTS EVENTIM: ‘Computerbild’ Test Winner

Ticketshop only provider to be awarded best mark of ‘good’ / Testers praise large range of tickets, reasonable postal charges, fast delivery of tickets and very user-friendly website / Best rating also for business terms.

Munich, 16. March 2010 – The online ticketing platform of CTS EVENTIM AG,, has taken first place in a test conducted by the German 'Computerbild' magazine. The editors of Europe’s best-selling computer magazine evaluated ticket availability for music, sports and cultural events, as well as performance in respect of prices, customer service, website, terms of business and the provider’s obligatory arrangements for data protection. Seven ticketshops and resale platforms were reviewed in the test, in which was the only one to be awarded ‘good’ as overall mark. Two providers were assessed as ‘satisfactory’, one received a bare ‘pass’ and three were considered ‘poor’.

According to 'Computerbild', scored with its huge range of tickets and reasonable prices, which were almost twelve percent below the average of all providers. 'Computerbild' praised for its reasonable delivery charges (from € 3.40) and its fast delivery of tickets within an average of three days. 'Computerbild' also considered the telephone service to be good and its website to be “by far the best” of all the providers in the test. The website is described as being especially user-friendly. The ticket alarm service, which informs EVENTIM customers by eMail when tickets for their favourite events go on sale, received a special mention from the 'Computerbild' editors. was also the only provider to receive the verdict of ‘good’ for its terms of business.
Second place in the test was awarded to the platform, which also belongs to CTS EVENTIM AG. Here, too, the 'Computerbild' team appreciated the diversity of events and the relatively inexpensive tickets.

For CTS EVENTIM AG, high-margin online ticket selling will continue to be a highly important, growth business. Last year, the and websites logged 302 million visitors – almost 70 million more than the year before. Around 13.4 million tickets were sold online – 3.8 million more than in 2008.

CTS EVENTIM AG, listed in the SDAX index (ISIN DE 0005470306), is Europe’s market leader in the ticketing field and one of the leading providers of Live Entertainment. More than 80 million tickets for well over 100,000 events are sold annually using systems developed and marketed by the EVENTIM Group. In addition to more than 8,000 stationary box offices throughout Europe, sales via the Internet and especially via the and portals are gaining increasing importance.

Feb 25, 2010

Review: Livestreaming Fettes Brot

Hamburg: The livestreaming of the German band "Fettes Brot" was presented by T-Mobile Street Gigs. Broadcasted and/or promoted by Fettes Brot, Spreeblick (excellent Berlin blog), EVENTIM and, of course, TEMPODOME, which managed the livestreaming & interactive playout. Parallel at least 4 radio stations (Radio Fritz, Bremen 4, N-JOY, DASDING) were broadcasting the event. Later on the show will be presented on prosieben TV channel on the 12th of March as well.

Fettes Brot are great entertainers, they have become professional but still with a lot of spontaneous creativity. In short the show was well made, varied, intoxicating and brainy.
But this time I argue that the live live atmosphere insight the Berlin Funkhaus was moderate compared to the fun of the thousands of users who watched the livestreaming. As you may have noticed I'm quite convinced of the Berlin residents, so I have no local reasons... Maybe the "Freundeszähler" generation starts adapting to the virtual live entertainment?

T-Mobile Street Gigs >here
Fettes Brot >here
EVENTIM >here >here >here
RollingStone >here

Feb 22, 2010

Ad hoc: EVETIM Double-digit growth despite crisis

Hamburg: CTS EVENTIM AG, just released some preliminary figures concerning the business year 2009. Once again the internet business is growing well and provides a fundamental contribution to the total perfomance of the group:
- 303 million Visitors (2008: 232 million)
- 13,4 million sold Tickets (2008: 9,6 million)
- 152.5 million EUR revenue (2008: 120.1 million)
In combination with the internationalisation, this performance provides a solid base for future improvement in revenue and earnings.

- English Ad hoc PDF

- German Ad hoc PDF >here

News: EVENTIM Google Chrome extension

Bremen: just launched the first Google Chrome ticketing extension. The Chrome plugin will present appropriate events regarding to the context of the current visited website. It is a simple quite fast plugin, in the first step myspace is supported, more websites will follow.
The browser war has become much more exciting, especial since we all know that big client based operating systems will have hard times in the longterm future. I wonder how this might effect the ticketig business?

EVENTIM Chrome extension >here

Feb 20, 2010

New: Fettes Brot Livestreaming with T-Mobile Street Gigs and EVENTIM

Hamburg: Good news Bettina, T-Mobile Street Gigs & EVENTIM are proud to present the Livestreaming of the German hip hop band FETTES BROT on the 24th of February at 21:15 German time. The actual streaming & will be managed by including the interactive LivePlayer.

Get the Livestreaming Email Alarm @EVENTIM or just drop in in the right time
>here. But please... get something on.

Jan 1, 2010

Dance with Delphics

Since i'm a steadfast New Order fan, i have to point to our actual free download at the clubacts special featuring the Delphics. Very easy, smooth dancefloor and some weltschmerz sound... great. The song is at least 12 hours to late for the new years eve party, sorry.
But you are not to late for the tour in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne & Munich.

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