nCUBE and RealNetworks Team to Provide Scalable Streaming Media Solutions for Broadband Providers

Collaboration Enables Broadband Providers to Reduce Costs and Efficiently

Deliver Highest Quality Streaming Media



nCUBE's n4 Powered by RealVideo 8 and RealAudio 8 to Be Demonstrated at

NAB2001



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from RealNetworks, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- nCUBE, a leader in
 providing scalable broadband streaming media solutions for any network and
 RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   RNWK), the global leader in Internet media
 delivery, today announced that nCUBE's n4 broadband streaming media solutions
 now support RealAudio 8 and RealVideo 8.  For the first time, broadband
 providers, such as DSL providers and cable modem networks, will be able to
 leverage the scalability and high performance of n4, nCUBE's streaming media
 appliance, to cost-effectively deliver RealNetwork's industry-leading
 RealAudio(R) 8 and RealVideo(R) 8. The new solution will be demonstrated at
 the NAB2001, April 22-26 in Las Vegas, nCUBE Booth #E3523 and RealNetworks
 Booth #I7726, Sands Convention Center.
     nCUBE's n4 server media appliance can scale from 100 megabits per second
 to 128 gigabits per second of streaming media from a single system.  The
 integration of n4 with RealAudio 8 and RealVideo 8 will enable broadband
 providers to simultaneously deliver high quality streaming media to thousands
 of consumers from a single n4 server.  By delivering RealAudio 8 and RealVideo
 8 at lower datarates on n4 servers, broadband operators will greatly reduce
 their bandwidth costs and dramatically improve the media experience for
 RealPlayer(R) users.
     "As demand and availability of broadband access continues to rapidly
 increase, nCUBE and RealNetworks are at the forefront of providing the highest
 quality streaming services," said Michael J. Pohl, president, nCUBE.  "By
 joining forces, nCUBE, whose work in the video delivery business spans eight
 years, and RealNetworks, the industry leader in streaming media since 1995,
 together enable broadband operators to expand their business models to include
 IP-based streaming at the highest level of scalability with the lowest total
 cost of ownership."
     "RealNetworks is excited that the inherent high-quality and economic
 efficiencies of RealVideo 8 and RealAudio 8 have been deeply incorporated into
 nCUBE's n4 to help directly address the growing demand for streaming media,"
 said Martin Plaehn, senior vice president of Media Systems, RealNetworks, Inc.
 "The wide-scale demand for compelling RealAudio 8 and RealVideo 8 content
 provides a great opportunity to advance nCUBE's scalable and reliable servers
 and deliver a great streaming media experience to consumers."
 
     About nCUBE
     nCUBE (www.nCUBE.com) provides scalable streaming media solutions to all
 broadband networks.  Broadband operators worldwide count on nCUBE to provide
 solutions for broadband video-on-demand, IP streaming media, and advertising
 insertion.
     The company's core product line, the n4 streaming media appliance, can
 scale from 100 megabits per second to 128 gigabits per second of streaming
 media from a single system. nCUBE systems are used by today's leading
 interactive television companies. nCUBE's distinguished customer and partner
 list includes:  Alcatel, AT&T, Bertelsmann, Enron Broadband Services, Cisco
 Systems, Charter Communications, DemandVideo, Gemstar-TV Guide, Liberate,
 Motorola, Scientific-Atlanta, RealNetworks, Telewest Communications and Time
 Warner.  nCUBE is a member of the MPEG-4 standards committee. The company is
 based in Foster City, Calif., with sales and customer support offices in
 Colorado, Oregon, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and China.
 
     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 other 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 http://www.real.com. RealNetworks
 RealSystem(R) is the world's leading digital media delivery platform.
 RealNetworks' systems and corporate information is located on the Internet at
 http://www.realnetworks.com
     NOTE:  RealNetworks, RealAudio, RealVideo, RealSystem, and RealPlayer are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE RealNetworks, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- nCUBE, a leader in
 providing scalable broadband streaming media solutions for any network and
 RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   RNWK), the global leader in Internet media
 delivery, today announced that nCUBE's n4 broadband streaming media solutions
 now support RealAudio 8 and RealVideo 8.  For the first time, broadband
 providers, such as DSL providers and cable modem networks, will be able to
 leverage the scalability and high performance of n4, nCUBE's streaming media
 appliance, to cost-effectively deliver RealNetwork's industry-leading
 RealAudio(R) 8 and RealVideo(R) 8. The new solution will be demonstrated at
 the NAB2001, April 22-26 in Las Vegas, nCUBE Booth #E3523 and RealNetworks
 Booth #I7726, Sands Convention Center.
     nCUBE's n4 server media appliance can scale from 100 megabits per second
 to 128 gigabits per second of streaming media from a single system.  The
 integration of n4 with RealAudio 8 and RealVideo 8 will enable broadband
 providers to simultaneously deliver high quality streaming media to thousands
 of consumers from a single n4 server.  By delivering RealAudio 8 and RealVideo
 8 at lower datarates on n4 servers, broadband operators will greatly reduce
 their bandwidth costs and dramatically improve the media experience for
 RealPlayer(R) users.
     "As demand and availability of broadband access continues to rapidly
 increase, nCUBE and RealNetworks are at the forefront of providing the highest
 quality streaming services," said Michael J. Pohl, president, nCUBE.  "By
 joining forces, nCUBE, whose work in the video delivery business spans eight
 years, and RealNetworks, the industry leader in streaming media since 1995,
 together enable broadband operators to expand their business models to include
 IP-based streaming at the highest level of scalability with the lowest total
 cost of ownership."
     "RealNetworks is excited that the inherent high-quality and economic
 efficiencies of RealVideo 8 and RealAudio 8 have been deeply incorporated into
 nCUBE's n4 to help directly address the growing demand for streaming media,"
 said Martin Plaehn, senior vice president of Media Systems, RealNetworks, Inc.
 "The wide-scale demand for compelling RealAudio 8 and RealVideo 8 content
 provides a great opportunity to advance nCUBE's scalable and reliable servers
 and deliver a great streaming media experience to consumers."
 
     About nCUBE
     nCUBE (www.nCUBE.com) provides scalable streaming media solutions to all
 broadband networks.  Broadband operators worldwide count on nCUBE to provide
 solutions for broadband video-on-demand, IP streaming media, and advertising
 insertion.
     The company's core product line, the n4 streaming media appliance, can
 scale from 100 megabits per second to 128 gigabits per second of streaming
 media from a single system. nCUBE systems are used by today's leading
 interactive television companies. nCUBE's distinguished customer and partner
 list includes:  Alcatel, AT&T, Bertelsmann, Enron Broadband Services, Cisco
 Systems, Charter Communications, DemandVideo, Gemstar-TV Guide, Liberate,
 Motorola, Scientific-Atlanta, RealNetworks, Telewest Communications and Time
 Warner.  nCUBE is a member of the MPEG-4 standards committee. The company is
 based in Foster City, Calif., with sales and customer support offices in
 Colorado, Oregon, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and China.
 
     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 other 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 http://www.real.com. RealNetworks
 RealSystem(R) is the world's leading digital media delivery platform.
 RealNetworks' systems and corporate information is located on the Internet at
 http://www.realnetworks.com
     NOTE:  RealNetworks, RealAudio, RealVideo, RealSystem, and RealPlayer are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  RealNetworks, Inc.