In 1995, RealNetworks, Inc. pioneered the entire Internet media industry, and continues to fuel its exponential growth.
Because the Internet was built to handle text-based information, not audio and video and other rich media, RealNetworks, Inc. foresaw the need for specific solutions that could handle the creation, delivery and consumption of media via the Internet. That led RealNetworks, Inc. to invent and release the RealPlayer and RealAudio in 1995.
Today, RealNetworks, Inc. is a leading creator of digital media services and software, such as Rhapsody, RealArcade and RealPlayer. Consumers use our services and software to find, play, purchase and manage free and premium digital content, including music, games and video. Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use our products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and other consumer electronics devices.