Mon, 02/12/2007

2007 Press Releases

WiderThan Powers Digiturk Video-On-Demand Service

Subscribers can instantly access the latest video entertainment

BARCELONA, SPAIN at 3GSM — February 13, 2007  —  WiderThan Co., Ltd., the global leader for delivering integrated digital entertainment solutions to communications services providers worldwide and a subsidiary of RealNetworks Inc.,(Nasdaq:RNWK),  announced that it has been selected by Digiturk, the largest satellite broadcast provider in Turkey, to power their video-on-demand (VOD) entertainment services.

WiderThan’s video service platform enables Digiturk customers’ instant access to the latest interactive video entertainment anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices including portable video players and mobile phones. The full-function video solution provides encoding, management and personalized delivery of video in industry leading formats. The WiderThan service also allows Digiturk to quickly create new innovative pricing plans that provide subscribers with flexible purchasing options, either by subscription or pay-per-view. Subscribers will also be offered special bundle campaigns depending on their personal tastes and purchasing behaviors.

"WiderThan is known for its innovative, proven and market leading digital entertainment solutions," said Mete Bayrak, New Business Development Manager of Digiturk. "Its video platform is an efficient and cost effective solution that will help us meet our customers’ growing demands for interactive video entertainment services enabling a compelling end-to-end user experience."

The announcement, made at 3GSM where WiderThan is exhibiting (Booth # 2A115 at Hall 2, Level 0), highlights WiderThan’s capability to provide multi-screen video services and comes as WiderThan integrates their legacy service portfolio with that of their parent company RealNetworks.

"We are delighted that Digiturk chose WiderThan to be their partner to deliver video services," said Larry Moores, Senior Vice President of ASP Marketing & Product Management, WiderThan. "Developing this service with Digiturk confirms our ability to provide industry leading video solutions and proves we are executing on our strategy of delivering a Multi-Service Platform to our customers that enables a complete portfolio of digital entertainment services with the most cutting-edge media options available."


DIGITURK is the first and only name in digital platform management in Turkey that operatessince 2000 within Çukurova Group. With 160 television, radio and interactive channels, broadcasts with high quality dijital sound and vision. DIGITURK offers joy of watching TV to its viewers and also exlusive, interactive communication opportunity to fulfill their entartainment, information and daily operation needs.


WiderThan, now a subsidiary of RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNWK), is a leading provider of integrated digital entertainment solutions to communications services providers worldwide. Our applications, content and services enable wireless carriers to provide a broad range of mobile entertainment, such as ringback tones, music-on-demand, mobile games, multi-screen videos, ringtones, messaging, and information services, to their subscribers. WiderThan currently provides mobile entertainment solutions to more than 51 wireless carriers in over 26 countries, including SK Telecom in Korea, Cingular Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless in the United States, Bharti Airtel in India and Globe Telecom in the Philippines.