RealNetworks Ships Gold Release of RealOne Player for Mac OS X

For Immediate Release

RealNetworks Ships Gold Release of RealOne Player for Mac OS X

RealOne SuperPass, RealOne RadioPass and TurboPlay Near-Instant Playback
Now a Reality for Mac OS X Users

SEATTLE, December 16, 2002 =F1 RealNetworks=C6, Inc., (Nasdaq: RNWK), the
global leader in Internet media delivery, today shipped the gold release of
RealOneTM Player for Mac OS X, indicating the final code-complete version
of RealOne technology for Mac OS X introduced in beta in July. The gold
version of RealOne Player for Mac OS X now features TurboPlayTM, giving
broadband users near-instant playback of RealVideo=C6 and RealAudio=C6 by
dramatically reducing the time it takes to load or =ECbuffer=EE a clip prior=
playback through the intelligent utilization of available bandwidth on a
broadband connection. This latest version of the RealOne Player also gives
Mac users direct radio tuner access to the industry’s best radio selection:
1700 radio stations from around the world, categorized by genre and
location. The RealOne Player for Mac OS X is available from

=ECThis gold release of RealOne Player for Mac OS X marks RealNetworks=ED
commitment to the thousands of people that utilize Apple=EDs latest and
greatest operating system,=EE said Phil Barrett, senior vice president,
Consumer Products, RealNetworks, Inc. =ECNow, Mac OS X users are able to tak=
advantage of the strongest and easiest streaming technology tool that we=EDv=
ever built for the Mac platform=F3 to enjoy the thousands of hours of audio
and video content broadcast each week in Real formats.=EE

Mac OS X users are now encouraged to download the gold release so that they
may also take advantage of the RealOne SuperPass subscription service,
which allows Mac users to subscribe to the best news, sports and
entertainment content on the Web, featuring brand-name digital programming
from partners such as:

* Complete World News Tonight and Nightline programs from the
night before- indexed by story. Exclusive Primetime Special interviews by
Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters.

* CNN: Hourly video news updates with QuickCast. CNN Uncut, a daily webcast
with behind-the-scenes footage and in-depth news stories created
exclusively for the Web.

* FOXSports: Exclusive footage of the Jimmy Johnson/Jerry Jones reunion;
sizzling Anna Kournikova video from her swimsuit calendar shoot; highlights
from Big 12 Football matchups featuring Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma
and more; plus, an array of superstar interviews from the Best D*mn Sports
Show featuring the likes of Alex Rodriquez, Barry Bonds, Pierce Brosnan,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oscar De La Hoya and dozens more.

* NBA: Daily video highlights and the NBA Top Dunk of the Night as well as
the latest live NBA action with Audio League Pass that provides fans with
access to audio play-by-play of every NBA game, home and away.

Mac OS X users can now also enjoy RealOne RadioPass, a subscription
offering that elevates Internet radio to a whole new level with higher
fidelity, near CD-quality 64 kbps radio feeds. RealOne RadioPass features
50 premium, ad-free, pre-programmed radio stations accessible by genre. It
is highlighted with a =EBNow Playing=ED feature that shows what songs are
currently playing in each premium station, thereby enabling consumers to
easily make a decision to switch stations to hear their favorite song
without having to turn the dial to find the tune. Mac OS X users may
subscribe to RealOne SuperPass and RealOne RadioPass at

About RealNetworks
RealNetworks, Inc. is the global leader in Internet media delivery. It
develops and markets software products and services designed to enable
users of personal computers and consumer electronic devices to send and
receive audio, video and other multimedia services using the Web. Consumers
can access and experience audio/video programming and download
RealNetworks’ consumer software on the Internet at
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