Big Breakthrough For RealNetworks RealMedia™ HD In The Chinese Market

RealMedia™ HD integrates into new flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 9.

BEIJING, November 29, 2016 – RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) announced today that RealMedia™ HD (RMHD), the successor to RealNetworks’ RMVB  technology, is now integrated into one of the most advanced smartphones in the world, the Huawei Mate 9.  

Exceptional High-Image Quality with Longer Battery Life

Multimedia functionality is a strong selling point for Huawei phones. To address this demand, Huawei integrated RMHD for customers who demand a good balance between video quality and file size, as well as easy accessibility to the web. With backward compatibility to play previous RealMedia formats, Huawei users will be able to play RMVB videos as well as RMHD.

Step Into the Future of High-Definition Video

In the last five years, the amount of data used by smartphones and portable devices to deliver video content through the Internet has increased exponentially. Streaming video services have become the primary source by which consumers obtain their favorite content. Consumers expect to enjoy higher image quality, all while reducing mobile data cost, download time and storage space.

“RealNetworks China addressed these consumer needs by creating a technology that delivers a crisp HD image, ultrafast streaming and a reduction in storage and data transmission costs,” said Morris Zhang, Vice President, RealNetworks Greater China. “At the same time, we have been building up a RMHD ecosystem in collaboration with online streaming vendors, OEMs and chip manufacturers.”  

This breakthrough in the Chinese market is an important milestone for RealNetworks’ RMHD SDK for mobile devices. Trial or evaluation of this new technology is available by contacting RMHD@realnetworks.com.

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. RealNetworks continues to advance its apps to become the most consumer-friendly possible on the market. Find RealNetworks corporate information at www.realnetworks.com.

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