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New Education Licensing Program brings cost-effective digital media solutions to academic institutions

London, UK – May 18th, 2005 – RealNetworks, the leading creator of digital media services and software, today announced the addition of its new Education Licensing Program to the company’s range of industry-leading digital media solutions. Real’s suite of tools for the creation, management and delivery of rich media for virtual learning environments is now available, exclusively to educational institutions across the UK and Europe.

Real aims to assist educators in delivering the best possible digital media experience to their students. The Education Licensing Program is a complete solution for academic establishments that consists of the following components: Helix Universal Server - Unlimited, RealProducer Plus, RealPlayer Enterprise Manager and Helix Forward Proxy.

Using Real’s comprehensive line of streaming media products, educators are effectively communicating within the classroom as well as through applications such as distance learning and the creation of rich media revision aids. In addition to its product range, educators can also attend Real University – a suite of professional education workshops teaching fundamental and advanced streaming media techniques.

“We have already seen great advances in UK education with Thomas Telford School, based in the West Midlands, and rated as the top performing secondary school in the UK, where students achieve 100% pass rates at GCSE level. Thomas Telford School delivers its National Curriculum content to over 1,000 other schools and more than 1 million students using RealNetworks’ streaming media solutions.” said David Smith, RealNetworks Education Manager. “With our Education Licensing Program, educators everywhere can leverage the engaging power of audio and video within the classroom environment and extend learning beyond the classroom to the home as broadband penetration continues to grow rapidly.”

To learn more about Real’s Education solutions, please visit www.realnetworks.com/industries/education.

Pricing Information
Annual License: £2 UK Sterling per seat per year inclusive of Silver Upgrade and Support Perpetual License: £2 UK Sterling per seat inclusive of Silver Upgrade and Support The minimum number of users for the Education Licensing Program is 250.

For more information, contact:
Lewis Webb, AxiCom (for RealNetworks) +44 208 392 4065, lewis.webb@axicom.com
Karla Geci, RealNetworks: +44 207 290 1216, kgeci@real.com

About RealNetworks, Inc.
RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody®, RealPlayer 10, and casual PC-based games. With more than one million subscribers, the company is the market leader in premium music subscription services. Consumers can access and experience audio/video programming and download RealNetworks' consumer software at 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. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com/company

RealNetworks, Rhapsody, RealArcade, GameHouse, RealPlayer and RadioPass are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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