Tue, 02/10/2009

2009 Press Releases

RealNetworks Now Powers V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless

SEATTLE — February 11, 2009 — RealNetworks®, Inc. (RNWK), the digital entertainment services company, today announced that it has become the power behind Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video service. The service transitioned to Real's platform — based on Helix technology and customized specifically to meet Verizon's needs — in January 2009."Breaking through the collective music industry noise is a big challenge for artists, and Rhapsody's in a unique position to increase artists' exposure via cross-platform promotions with major partners such as VH1 as well as our own assets including Rhapsody Rocks events and exclusives on Rhapsody.com," said Neil Smith, vice president of business management for Rhapsody America. "We've worked with a wide variety of artists on promotional campaigns — from household names like Kid Rock and T-Pain to rising stars such as Sara Bareilles — and have been able to take advantage of our many partnerships to drive success for artists."

"We view this successful transition as evidence of our growing leadership in delivering carrier-grade digital entertainment services to mobile operators," said Vern Poyner, senior vice president, RealNetworks. "The transition was simple for subscribers and shows off the power of our technology."

Real's ASP services are currently available through 80 different mobile operators in 42 countries worldwide, making them available to 797.1 million subscribers. Real offers mobile operators a comprehensive selection of mobile services including: Music-On-Demand; Video-On-Demand; personalization features such as Ringtones, Ringback Tones and Multimedia Ringback Services; and messaging services.

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Stephen Orr
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In Asia
Eric Suh
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RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system and mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/company.

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