Hong Kong, January 13, 2000
FeaturingRealPlayer 7 and Real.com Guide
— chinadotcom corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA; website: http://www.corp.china.com) today announced a co-branded multimedia service with RealNetworksR, Inc., bringing premium quality Internet media experiences to its Greater China portal network, which includes china.com, cww.com, hongkong.com, and taiwan.com.
RealNetworks will provide audio and video streaming on the portal network, enabling the more than 2 million registered users of chinadotcom's portal to explore and search the vast array of live and archived audio and video programming on the World Wide Web via RealPlayer 7.
Ms. Vicky Hung, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Development of chinadotcom corporation, said, "This new co-branded range of services offered on our portal network demonstrates our commitment to continue to develop and deliver the highest quality services and applications possible. We're very excited about combining RealNetworks' advanced technology with our portal network's content offerings to provide our users with superior audio and video programming."
"chinadotcom corporation's portal network will be an ideal place for Asian users to access Chinese news, music, and entertainment content in RealAudio and RealVideo," said Mark Hall, vice president, Media Publishing, RealNetworks.
A wide range of audio and video clips will be available through the co-branded services, including events, music and concerts, entertainment programs, news, sporting events and coverage, films, health tips and programs, as well as science and technology. Users will be able to choose from the Real.com Guide menu which will direct them to the content and programs that they wish to view.
RealNetworks continues to maintain a strong leadership share of the streaming media market. As of December 1999 there were more than 92 million users of the RealPlayer and more than 85% of all streaming media Web pages on the Internet use industry leading RealAudioR, RealVideoR, RealFlash?, RealTextR or RealPix?, and more than 350,000 hours of live RealAudio and RealVideo programming is available each week (Source: Hotbot)
About chinadotcom corporation
chinadotcom corporation is the first pan-Asian integrated Internet company listed in the United States (NASDAQ: CHINA). The company provides a full range of Internet services that; 1) build e-business strategies and solutions (Web Connection), 2) distribute content via its portal network (china.com, cww.com, hongkong.com, and taiwan.com), and 3) sell services through online advertising (24/7 Media Asia). chinadotcom corporation is committed to enabling digital communities to realize their full potential, thereby facilitating the development of the Internet in China and across Asia. The company has over 900 employees in 24 offices across 11 Asian markets, including Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. In Mainland China, the company has five offices and over 200 employees. Major corporate shareholders include America Online Inc., Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Nortel Network Corporation, Sun Microsystems Inc., New World Infrastructure Limited and 24/7 Media Inc. For more information about chinadotcom corporation, please visit www.corp.china.com
RealNetworks, Inc., based in Seattle, is the recognized leader in streaming media delivery on the Internet. 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. All RealNetworks systems and corporate information is located on the Internet at http://www.realnetworks.com
RealNetworks, RealJukebox, RealAudio, RealVideo, RealText and RealPix are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. RealFlash is a trademark of RealNetworks and MacroMedia, Inc. Macromedia and Flash are registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. All other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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