Veteran entertainment industry executive Ron Bension has been named as the new CEO of TicketsNow, the secondary ticketing division of Ticketmaster Entertainment in what would seem to be an indication that Ticketmaster will not favor shedding the division to gain regulatory approval for the proposed merger with Live Nation.

According to an announcement today, Bension will “work closely with the TicketsNow and Ticketmaster executive teams to develop and produce new offerings for consumers and foster strategic business growth.” Bension’s 30-year career i

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