RealNetworks Drives More Than One Billion Referrals to Media And Programming Partners

Real.com Network Drives Record-level Traffic to Content Partners Through

RealGuide, RealPlayer and Other RealNetworks Properties and Products



Real.com Most Popular Entertainment Site on the Web for Month of February



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from RealNetworks, Inc.

    SEATTLE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   RNWK)
 today announced that the Real.com(TM) Network has now driven more than
 one billion referrals to programming partners since its introduction in
 November 1999. The Company also said that according to Media Metrix, Real.com
 was the most popular entertainment Web site among U.S. users for the month of
 February 2001. These facts highlight the overall popularity of the Real.com
 Network and offer a powerful validation of the company's long-held role as the
 global leader in Internet media delivery.
     The Real.com Network is a tightly integrated suite of products and
 programming services through which RealNetworks connects consumers to the best
 programming available on the Internet, while at the same time, providing
 partners with the ability to leverage a customer base of more than 200 million
 unique registered users of RealPlayer(R) and 55 million unique registered
 users of RealJukebox(R). The Real.com Network provides users with access to
 top tier music, movies, news, sports and entertainment content from thousands
 of partners worldwide. Many Real.com Network programming partners also provide
 premium content for RealPlayer GoldPass(TM), the Company's all-in-one Internet
 media subscription service that launched in August 2000 and now has over
 200,000 subscribers.
     "We are proud that our large base of RealPlayer users and the rich variety
 of content available on the Real.com Network have generated more than
 one billion referrals to our content partners in just 18 months," said
 Mark Hall, vice president, Media Publishing and Programming, RealNetworks,
 Inc. "The RealPlayer GoldPass subscription service will now play an important
 role in taking this success to the next level by creating new opportunities
 for our programming partners and consumers alike."
     "RealNetworks' capacity to deliver great content through a powerful,
 universal platform plays an important role in driving consumer interest in our
 programming," said Bernard Gershon, senior vice president and general manager,
 ABCNEWS.com. "We are thrilled with the huge demand we have seen for our
 programming as a result of our presence on Real.com."
 
     About RealPlayer GoldPass
     With more than 200 million unique registered users, RealPlayer is one of
 the most popular applications on the Internet. The RealPlayer GoldPass(TM)
 subscription service www.real.com/goldpass provides members with all-in-one
 access to exclusive programming and content, as well as a variety of premium
 software and services. It is updated and enhanced weekly with new premier
 content, and each month members enjoy a selection of free software and
 valuable media services.
 
     About The Real.com Network
     Launched in November 1999, the Real.com Network is a tightly integrated
 suite of products and programming services that delivers a revolutionary way
 for consumers to access and experience audio/video programming on the
 Internet. It provides users with access to high quality programming from
 thousands of top content partners, such as ABCNews.com, CNN.com, NBA.com and
 Warner Music Group. The Real.com Network is built on three primary components:
 
     -- Real.com, the most comprehensive media hub for free Internet audio and
        video software and programming with links to more than 2,500 radio and
        television stations, 8,000 Web sites and 500 daily live events
     -- Direct access to full-length streams through RealPlayer
        RealChannels(TM) and Live Stations
     -- The Real.com Message Service, which delivers desktop notification of
        breaking news and entertainment headlines.
 
     About RealNetworks
     RealNetworks, Inc., the global leader in Internet media delivery, 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 software on
 the Internet at www.real.com. All RealNetworks systems and corporate
 information is located on the Internet at www.realnetworks.com.
 
     NOTE:  RealNetworks, Real.com, GoldPass, RealJukebox, RealChannels and
 RealPlayer are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All
 other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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    SEATTLE, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   RNWK)
 today announced that the Real.com(TM) Network has now driven more than
 one billion referrals to programming partners since its introduction in
 November 1999. The Company also said that according to Media Metrix, Real.com
 was the most popular entertainment Web site among U.S. users for the month of
 February 2001. These facts highlight the overall popularity of the Real.com
 Network and offer a powerful validation of the company's long-held role as the
 global leader in Internet media delivery.
     The Real.com Network is a tightly integrated suite of products and
 programming services through which RealNetworks connects consumers to the best
 programming available on the Internet, while at the same time, providing
 partners with the ability to leverage a customer base of more than 200 million
 unique registered users of RealPlayer(R) and 55 million unique registered
 users of RealJukebox(R). The Real.com Network provides users with access to
 top tier music, movies, news, sports and entertainment content from thousands
 of partners worldwide. Many Real.com Network programming partners also provide
 premium content for RealPlayer GoldPass(TM), the Company's all-in-one Internet
 media subscription service that launched in August 2000 and now has over
 200,000 subscribers.
     "We are proud that our large base of RealPlayer users and the rich variety
 of content available on the Real.com Network have generated more than
 one billion referrals to our content partners in just 18 months," said
 Mark Hall, vice president, Media Publishing and Programming, RealNetworks,
 Inc. "The RealPlayer GoldPass subscription service will now play an important
 role in taking this success to the next level by creating new opportunities
 for our programming partners and consumers alike."
     "RealNetworks' capacity to deliver great content through a powerful,
 universal platform plays an important role in driving consumer interest in our
 programming," said Bernard Gershon, senior vice president and general manager,
 ABCNEWS.com. "We are thrilled with the huge demand we have seen for our
 programming as a result of our presence on Real.com."
 
     About RealPlayer GoldPass
     With more than 200 million unique registered users, RealPlayer is one of
 the most popular applications on the Internet. The RealPlayer GoldPass(TM)
 subscription service www.real.com/goldpass provides members with all-in-one
 access to exclusive programming and content, as well as a variety of premium
 software and services. It is updated and enhanced weekly with new premier
 content, and each month members enjoy a selection of free software and
 valuable media services.
 
     About The Real.com Network
     Launched in November 1999, the Real.com Network is a tightly integrated
 suite of products and programming services that delivers a revolutionary way
 for consumers to access and experience audio/video programming on the
 Internet. It provides users with access to high quality programming from
 thousands of top content partners, such as ABCNews.com, CNN.com, NBA.com and
 Warner Music Group. The Real.com Network is built on three primary components:
 
     -- Real.com, the most comprehensive media hub for free Internet audio and
        video software and programming with links to more than 2,500 radio and
        television stations, 8,000 Web sites and 500 daily live events
     -- Direct access to full-length streams through RealPlayer
        RealChannels(TM) and Live Stations
     -- The Real.com Message Service, which delivers desktop notification of
        breaking news and entertainment headlines.
 
     About RealNetworks
     RealNetworks, Inc., the global leader in Internet media delivery, 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 software on
 the Internet at www.real.com. All RealNetworks systems and corporate
 information is located on the Internet at www.realnetworks.com.
 
     NOTE:  RealNetworks, Real.com, GoldPass, RealJukebox, RealChannels and
 RealPlayer are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All
 other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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