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Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Partners With

Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch signed a long-term distribution partnership agreement with, local delivery Service.

The deal makes the exclusive "under one hour" general delivery provider on the network of city guides.

Financial arrangements were not disclosed. will be prominently positioned on the front page of city guide sites. In addition, visitors will experience services through a co-branded site, allowing them to access other complementary local content and transaction services.

As part of the agreement, Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch becomes the exclusive provider of local arts and entertainment content on the site and the exclusive local portal distributor of services., which delivers videos, DVDs, books, music, video games, magazines, snacks, meals, beverages and other convenience items, said it intends to be in over 20 markets by the end of this year. is currently operating in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Washington, DC.

Founded in 1997, launched its New York based service in March 1998. The company uses a proprietary suite of "E-Direct" transaction-fulfillment software applications in conjunction with its consumer direct delivery network.