Wirecard secures Sky Deutschland's Snap

Parent Category: News | 15-01-2014

German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has selected Wirecard, a German provider of white label solutions for electronic payments, for processing cashless payments for its new online video library, Snap.

The Wirecard Checkout solution facilitates the payment acceptance of online subscriptions via credit card or PayPal. The payment solution is PCI-compliant and offers integrated risk management functions. Sensitive data such as Sky customers' credit card details remains encrypted on the Wirecard tokenisation server. Repeat payments required for subscriptions appear on the system and the payment process can be initiated using a token instead of entering a credit card number.

"Our seamlessly integrated payment functions mean we have been able to offer Sky a bespoke solution that can be expanded at any time to include more payment methods and countries," Brigitte Haeuser-Axtner, vice-president of digital sales at Wirecard, said. "No boundaries have been set in terms of flexibility as is true for Snap itself. We look forward to continuing our work with Sky."

Sky launched its new subscription video-on-demand (VOD) platform in December 2013. The service that is available to any Internet user in Germany and Austria gives viewers the opportunity to watch thousands of movies, series and children's programmes on demand, anywhere and at any time via the Web, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Samsung connected TV sets for a monthly fee of 9.90.