Sony Ericsson chooses Netgiro Systems as payment solutions provider for PlayNow arena

As a first step in a global roll out, Sony Ericsson recently selected Netgiro Systems to support the launch of its PlayNow arena media e-store in the Nordic countries.

In the PlayNow arena, shoppers can download music, games and ringtones directly via a mobile phone or a Web site. Payment for the services is made easily with a credit card, enabled by an innovative payment solution from Netgiro Systems, a global payment service provider and business unit of Digital River.

Netgiro is a payment service provider for e-merchants that need to handle payments across markets all over the world. The Netgiro payment platform supports a large number of different local and international payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, Internet bank payments, direct debit and electronic fund transfers.

Johan Hård, managing director of Netgiro Systems, commented: “We are very happy to be part of the global launch of Sony Ericsson’s exciting new PlayNow arena. We delivered a solution for Sony Ericsson that enables payments across a number of different markets, while adding more security and flexibility to the mobile entertainment experience for shoppers.”