The company is now offering video content for consumers mobile phones. They can watch videos, listen to music or play games on their mobile devices.
This month was quite promising for the leading creator of digital media services and software. After announcing that its Rhapsody music service would be offered to Sprint Nextel mobile customers, RealNetworks released its Helix OnlineTVTM application for mobile and broadband providers and announced that Cingular has named Real as its end-to-end solution provider for the development and delivery of the carrierâ€™s next generation video service. Helix OnlineTV is Realâ€™s solution for both mobile and broadband service providers enabling them to offer personal interactive TV to consumersâ€™ handsets or PCs.
The Cingular deal is key for RealNetworks as it moves into the mobile entertainment market.
“Cingular has been at the forefront of bringing advanced mobile services to market, and weâ€™re very pleased to have been selected to play such a critical role in the future delivery of their video services,” said John Giamatteo, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Business Products and International Operations for RealNetworks. “Cingularâ€™s confidence in Real to deliver our full range of mobile solutions to their customers is validation of the advanced capabilities of our mobile technology in supporting todayâ€™s emerging multimedia market.”
RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including RhapsodyÂ®, RealPlayer 10, and casual PC and mobile games. RealNetworks has more than two million subscribers to its premium content subscription services.