Fandango has partnered with TiVo Inc. to create a service that allows TiVo subscribers to buy tickets to movies directly over their televisions.

The new service gives TiVo subscribers the ability to purchase tickets for new movies as well as access to movie information, including show times, and information on theaters nationwide. Subscribers use their remote controls to access the service via their TiVo Series2 digital video recorders connected to their broadband home network.

The agreement with TiVo gives L.A.-based online ticketing provider Fandango its first set-top box application. Fandango previously offered tickets only on its Web site and by phone.

TiVo's upgraded services, free to those already paying a monthly fee of around $13 a month, include access to the movie ticket system as well as online radio via Live365 and the ability to listen to podcasts.

Fandango was formed in 2000 by seven of the 10 largest movie exhibitors in the U.S. and sells tickets to approximately 13,000 screens and 1,100 theaters, and to four out of the five largest U.S. theater circuits.

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