CommerceGate Partners with Playboy UK as Exclusive Processor

BARCELONA, Spain – Global Internet service processor CommerceGate has partnered with Playboy UK as its exclusive credit card handler.

The new partnership allows Playboy UK to leverage its household-name brand along with the payment processing advantages that CommerceGate and their strategic partners SegPay and DHD Media provide in the European market.

Playboy UK has re-launched its flagship website to include a wide range of content ranging from entertainment news to life and style editorial as well as social networking elements in My Playboy. However, the website remains true to its heritage and contains vast archives of the most beautiful women in the world. Through CommerceGate’s processor, visitors are able to gain unlimited access to Playboy’s archives stretching back to the 1950s.

CommerceGate offers a diverse range of international processing platforms, multicurrency payment options for consumers in any one of eleven different currencies, exclusive banking relationships, wide geographical coverage, customer support in multiple time zones, and a knowledge base covering every aspect of IPSP third party processing.

"We are honored and excited to be working with Playboy UK. They have always been considered one of the elite programs in our industry and they have chosen to partner with us, the elite in payment processing," said Bjorn Skarlen, CEO of CommerceGate. "It's great recognition of all the hard work we have done to become one of the leading processors in Europe and the US. We look forward to building upon this growing relationship and all the great things to come in 2009.”

Playboy UK sees the partnership as another step is advancing those world-famous bunny ears.

"The Playboy brand represents fun, romance and aspiration to men and women all over the world,” said Richard Gale, director of marketing, Playboy UK.  “With this re-launch, we’re underscoring the heritage of our brand and are very pleased to be working closely with CommerceGate to ensure our members receive the best possible service.”

To learn more about CommerceGate and its processing services, visit or contact a company representative for further details.

Playboy TV UK operates Playboy TV and five other premium TV channels, which are available on Sky Digital, BT Vision, Virgin Media, and Tiscali TV platforms. The channels are available as encrypted premium services on a monthly subscription and pay-per-night basis as well as Video-on-Demand on selected services (BT Vision, Virgin Media and Tiscali) and IPTV.

 In addition, Playboy TV shows free-to-air programming from 7-11pm every night on Sky, and operates, a lifestyle-oriented ad-funded site featuring exclusive editorial news and reviews, photo galleries and video clips. Playboy TV UK is a subsidiary of Playboy TV International.