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London, UK, 28th February, 2008 - Digital Entertainment Services company RealNetworks, has promoted Piers Heaton-Armstrong to Area Vice President, International Consumer Services from his current European role.

Based in London, UK, Heaton-Armstrong will be responsible for the development of consumer services in EMEA and Asia to create a more unified approach to Real’s digital entertainment offerings across all regions.

Heaton-Armstrong joined RealNetworks in 2004 as European Marketing Director, with a remit to grow the company’s music, video and games entertainment services. Promoted to General Manager, Consumer Products, in 2006 he was responsible for marketing and business development for Real’s consumer products in Europe.

Commenting on his new role Heaton Armstrong said: “RealNetworks’ consumer businesses are going from strength to strength and internationally there is significant traction for our offering. I am particularly looking forward to supporting this growth by working with Real’s international consumer teams to drive increased uptake of our compelling entertainment products. I am very excited to see how far we can take the business in the coming years.

Heaton-Armstrong will continue to be based at RealNetworks’ European headquarters in London and will report into John Giamatteo, RealNetworks’ President, International Operations.


RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at


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AxiCom UK (for RealNetworks)
Tel: +44 20 8392 4082

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