RealNetworks Powers MetroSTUDIOSM, MetroPCS' Newly Launched Music and Video Storefront
Real's Media Entertainment Platform streamlines video and music in MetroSTUDIO storefront, launched September 21
MetroSTUDIO Digital Entertainment Application currently offers premium video from NBC Universal, BET and Univision
MetroPCS's music service currently offers an extensive catalog of full-track songs, ringtones and ring-back tones
SEATTLE —September 22, 2010— RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), the digital entertainment services company, today announced that it is powering MetroSTUDIO, a new digital entertainment application for MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited talk, text and Web wireless services on a no annual contract.
MetroSTUDIO provides a digital entertainment application that provides MetroPCS subscribers with full episodes and clips from NBC Universal, BET and Univision, and an extensive catalog of full-track songs, ringtones and ring-back tones. MetroPCS is offering MetroSTUDIO to customers on the first commercially launched 4G LTE mobile broadband network in the United States with service now available in Las Vegas, Nev., on the $60 service plan, taxes and regulatory fees included.
"We're pleased to extend our partnership with MetroPCS as they launch the MetroSTUDIO application to expand their digital entertainment offerings for subscribers," said Ken Pecot, vice president, product management, RealNetworks. "MetroPCS joins a long list of global partners who use Real's technology and services to create streamlined customer experiences."
In March 2010, MetroPCS selected Real to streamline its MetroSTUDIO storefront from a multiple-vendor, multiple-platform solution into a single-vendor, single-platform solution using Real's Media Entertainment Platform (MEP). Real's MEP, which also powers MetroSTUDIO, provides mobile operators with a branded, managed, end-to-end solution, making it easy for subscribers to find, play and manage their digital content. Real provides ongoing administration and marketing support based on years of experience deploying and managing operators' entertainment services around the world.
Real offers mobile operators a comprehensive selection of services including music, video, ring-back tones and personalization, and messaging services. Real's ASP services are currently deployed with hundreds of mobile operators in 64 countries worldwide.
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