London, UK/Munich, Germany (PRWEB) October 28, 2007
viagogo, Europe's leading secondary ticketing company and MTV, the world's best-known music TV station, have partnered to auction tickets to the MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich on November 1 (http://www.mtv.de/ema). All of the proceeds from the auctions will go to the Red Cross. This is a unique opportunity for international music fans to experience the EMA live, and at the same time generate funds for a great cause. The charity auction can be accessed until 30/10/2007 at http://www.viagogo.co.uk and http://www.viagogo.de.
"We are delighted to be able to auction these unique tickets together with MTV through our website for a charitable cause. The MTV Europe Music Awards are certainly one of the highlights among the many top sports and music events for which tickets are available at viagogo," said Daniel Nathrath, Country Manager, viagogo Germany.
This partnership follows viagogo's other recent groundbreaking partnerships including FC Bayern Munich, Live Nation and Warner Music International. In addition viagogo already partners with Amnesty International, SOS Childrens Villages and other charitable institutions.
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Notes for editors
viagogo is an online secondary ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and secure environment. What that means is that viagogo facilitates and guarantees the exchange between someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy live event tickets. By managing payment and delivery we guarantee that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.
viagogo was set up in August 2006 by the co-founder of StubHub.com, the leading online secondary ticketing company in the US that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $307m. Based on an already proven business model and adapted for the European market, viagogo is the first and leading business of its kind in Europe, bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. It is therefore the best place to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure and guaranteed way.
Since it launched, viagogo has developed a portfolio of partnership deals with world-leading UK and European sports teams, media companies and charities. It is the official secondary ticketing partner of football clubs Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Everton FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Portsmouth FC, Heart of Midlothian FC and FC Bayern Munich, as well as Rugby Union clubs Leicester Tigers and London Wasps. Among other deals, viagogo has also signed partnerships with lastminute.com, Europe's leading independent online travel and leisure group, major global music company Warner Music International, convert promoter Live Nation and charities Amnesty International, Music for Relief and Leonard Cheshire. viagogo is the online destination of choice for people seeking tickets for major live events of all kinds across Europe.
In August 2007, viagogo launched operations in the U.S. with an exclusive partnership with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. For more information, visit http://www.viagogo.com.