LONDON, UK, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Optimal Payments Plc (LSE AIM:
OPAY) ("Optimal Payments"), a leading global online payments provider,
announces its partnership with Channel 1 Media Solutions Inc.(Channel 1
Media) to provide integrated e-commerce services to North American
major league sports teams; and their first joint client is live.
Channel 1 Media provides digital services that extend fan engagement for
professional sports franchises across North America. Through the
Channel 1 Media/Optimal Payments partnership, sports teams are now able
to embed frictionless payments across their web and mobile platforms.
The integrated services include credit/debit card processing as well as
team branded loyalty cards and digital wallets for both online and
"As we continue to provide innovative services to many franchises and
venues throughout the United States and Canada, our clients are eager
to strengthen fan relationships by combining digital media with
seamless payment options offered by Optimal Payments," said Evan
Karasick, President of Channel 1 Media.
Optimal Payments already provides online services for membership,
content and ticket subscriptions to a large number of major European
sports clubs and this partnership with Channel 1 Media now provides the
company with access to the North American professional sports market.
The first team to take advantage of the new combined services is Major
League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes - who deployed Optimal Payments'
NETBANX services for their online ticket renewals this season.
"Using the Channel 1 and Optimal Payments' system, our clients have
easily been able to renew their season tickets online. Serving the
needs of our fans is our top priority and this system has exceeded our
expectations, taking our service to a whole new level," said
Earthquakes president Dave Kaval.
"With our Omni-channel payment services and Channel 1 Media's
interactive platform, sports teams can better engage with their fans
though mobile apps, websites and at sports venues - turning fan
excitement into revenue generating opportunities," said Martin Leroux,
Chief Business Development Officer at Optimal Payments.
About Channel 1 Media Solutions
Channel 1 Media Solutions is an interactive multimedia agency
specializing in the creation and development of digital marketing tools
for professional sports teams, entertainment properties, and venues.
Since 1998, the company has delivered cutting-edge products to over 130
clients within the NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, and MLS. As the industry leader,
their award-winning tools are recognized not only for their dynamic
energetic quality, but also for bringing the game experience directly
to the fans.
For more information visit: www.channel1media.com.
About Optimal Payments' NETBANX®
Since 1996 tens-of-thousands of businesses have relied on the NETBANX
service to allow them to accept credit/debit cards, bank debits and
alternative payments from around the corner or around the world.
Delivered from the cloud, the white-label service processes over $8
billion a year and includes merchant accounts, a secure payment
gateway, multi-channel acceptance, configurable fraud rules, and
customer account management. Transaction certainly is maintained at
all times by comprehensive risk services, geo-redundant data-centres
and PCI-DSS Level 1 certification.
For more information visit www.netbanx.com or follow on Twitter @NETBANXServices.
About Optimal Payments PLC
Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions.
Trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries to move and
manage billions of dollars each year, merchants use the NETBANX®
processing service to simplify how they accept and settle credit card,
direct-from-bank, and cash payments; and the NETELLER® payment service
to increase margins, capture new customers and increase their lifetime
value. Being an independent provider has allowed the company to support
tens-of-thousands of merchants around the globe across a wide range of
industries. Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London Stock
Exchange's AIM market, with a ticker symbol of OPAY. Subsidiary company
Optimal Payments Ltd is authorised and regulated as an e-money issuer
by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 900015).
For more information on Optimal Payments visit www.optimalpayments.com or subscribe at www.optimalpayments.com/feed or follow us on Twitter @optimalpayments.
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SOURCE: Optimal Payments Plc.
For further information:
Optimal Payments PLC
Martin Leroux (firstname.lastname@example.org) +1 514 380 2717
Media Relations: Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Caroline Merrell / Nicola Swift / Priscilla Garcia / Shelly Chadda + 44 (0) 207 638 9571
Jessica Stalley +44 (0) 207 182 1707