Thu, 03/18/2010

2010 Press Releases

MetroPCS Chooses RealNetworks to Launch MetroMusic Store

MetroPCS subscribers will have the ability to browse more than nine million songs and download their favorite music directly from their mobile device or PC

CTIA Wireless LAS VEGAS NEVADA — March 23, 2010 — RealNetworks®, Inc. (RNWK), the digital entertainment services company, has been selected by MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States, to power MetroPCS' new MetroMusic Store currently scheduled to launch in the second half of this year.

Real's Media Entertainment Platform, which will be used to power MetroMusic, provides wireless carriers 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.

"We are proud to add MetroPCS to the long list of global operators who build their mobile offerings on RealNetworks' technology and service," said Vern Poyner, senior vice president, technology products and solutions, RealNetworks. "We look forward to working closely with MetroPCS to expand their digital entertainment capabilities now and as their network and services continue to evolve with the launch of LTE."

Real offers wireless carriers a comprehensive selection of services including: Music; Video; Ringback Tones and Personalization; and Messaging services. Real's ASP services are currently deployed with 86 different carriers in 48 countries worldwide, making them available to more than 900 million subscribers.

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About RealNetworks

RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or 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 application to enable the downloading and transfer of online video to mobile devices; the Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers a catalog of more than 8 million songs to users at home, work and on-the-go;, one of the premier 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

About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc., is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat rate with no signed contract. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served and has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 144 million people in many of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. As of December 31, 2009, MetroPCS had over 6.6 million subscribers. For more information, please visit

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