RealNetworks Wins Emmy Award For Pioneering Internet Streaming Technology
SEATTLE - January 8, 2007 - Tonight RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), the global leader in digital media delivery, was bestowed an acclaimed Technology & Engineering Emmy Award® by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Streaming Media Architectures and Components.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were presented at the Venetian in Las Vegas during the opening evening of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Peter Price, president and CEO of the National Television Academy, presided over the ceremony, which was attended by more than 450 industry leaders.
In April 1995, Real pioneered streaming technology and delivered the first real time streaming Internet broadcast with the RealAudio® Player. Real followed up on this innovation with the introduction of RealVideo® in 1997 and a number of subsequent innovations. Real has been granted a series of patents for these revolutionary technologies.
"Before RealAudio, the World Wide Web was silent," said Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO of RealNetworks. "Beginning in 1995, Real revolutionized the web by delivering real-time streaming audio, then music, and then video. On behalf or Real's worldwide team, I'd like to express our gratitude to the members of the National Television Academy for recognizing our accomplishments and tradition of innovation."
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor achievements in two areas: Science, Engineering & Technology for Broadcast Television, which includes broadcast, cable and satellite distribution, and secondly, Science, Engineering and Technology for Broadband and Personal Television, encompassing interactive television, gaming technology, and for the first time, the Internet, cell phones, private networks, and personal media players.
Real continues to innovate and enrich the world of digital media and entertainment. Rhapsody, the #1 digital music subscription service, provides songs to subscribers using PCs, MP3 players and home entertainment systems. Real is also one of the largest publishers, distributors and developers of casual games. And RealPlayer, where it all began, is one of the most downloaded pieces of software in the world. For More Information Contact
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ABOUT THE NATIONAL TELEVISION ACADEMY
The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 20 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.
RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody, RealPlayer® 10, and casual PC and mobile games. Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks' products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. Consumers can access and experience audio/video programming and download RealNetworks' consumer software at http://www.real.com. RealNetworks' systems and corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com.
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