Tonight, British broadcaster Channel 4 will air a documentary called ‘The Great Ticket Scandal: Dispatches’, which promises some explosive revelations on the secondary ticketing market. It looks like being uncomfortable viewing for one company in particular – Viagogo – since the programme sees reporters going undercover at its service and finding that “major promoters allocate hundreds or even thousands of tickets to be sold through their website at well above the face value”. Recent gigs and tours by Coldplay, Rihanna, Westlife and Take That are mentioned as having had tickets allocated in this way. Viagogo sought a High Court injunction against the programme citing ‘breach of confidence’, but it was turned down yesterday, paving the way for the show to air tonight. “It is disappointing that having provided viagogo with a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations uncovered by our investigation several weeks ago, they chose instead to seek an injunction which would have effectively stopped the broadcast of our programme.”

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