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September 27, 2006

RealNetworks(R) Introduces RealTime News Reader and Screen Saver

Users Receive Breaking News, Finance, Entertainment, Fashion, Personal Tech or Any Other Topic of Interest Via Up-to-the-Minute Headlines and Images.

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:RNWK) , the global leader in digital media delivery, is announcing today the beta launch of RealTime, a free desktop toolbar, news reader and screen saver that brings up-to-the-minute personalized information and images to the desktop. The program integrates with users' Web browsers allowing single-click subscription to favorite stocks, weather, personalized life-style information, news feeds and blogs with information delivered right back to the desktop.

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The screen saver rotates through favorite headlines along with their accompanying photos or images. With one click, the user can read the story about a baseball pitcher, stock updates, information about the war in Iraq, a new salad recipe or the latest handheld device.

Real is teaming with the Associated Press, Reuters, Interactive Data, SmartMoney, Feedster and The Weather Channel Interactive to ensure RealTime users get the most current information available. RealTime provides editorial recommendations based on all of this data and allows users to personalize the product either from the RealTime Web site or as the consumer surfs the Web. When a user visits a favorite Web site, such as ESPN.com or Parenting.com, that person instantly sees whether that site has a feed. With a click of the mouse, the feed is added and the user can resume their work or playtime on the computer.

RealTime is available in its beta form at www.realtime.com. Additional features will be added as the product heads toward its official release in early 2007. Real invites users to comment on the product at http://blog.realtime.com/ .

RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody(TM), RealPlayer(R) 10, and casual PC and mobile games. RealNetworks has more than 2.2 million paid subscribers to its premium digital media http://www.real.com/ . 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.


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