RealNetworks signs a three-year deal with SFR’s music service


MUMBAI: RealNetworks has signed a three-year deal to power the music service for SFR. The service was transitioned to Real’s platform on 17 November 2009.

"We view this deal as validation of our ongoing efforts to provide the cutting-edge features that operators and their subscribers want," said RealNetworks managing director marketing and sales EMEA Andreas Spechtler. "We welcome our first deployment in France, particularly with an operator which has long been recognized as a leading innovator in mobile music in Europe."

Real also powers the music services that make mobile music available to hundreds of millions of subscribers in Europe, including mobilkom Austria group’s A1 in Austria, and Vodafone music stores in 9 countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, Romania and Spain.

As a provider of music services for mobile operators, Real provides and hosts the technologies that enable subscribers to discover, download and listen to music on their mobile device and personal computer.  Real’s music service is currently deployed with 15 communications service providers in 14 countries around the world.

In total, Real’s ASP services are currently available through 84 different mobile operators in 45 countries worldwide, making them available to 860.9 million subscribers.  Real offers mobile operators a comprehensive selection of mobile services including: Music; Video; personalisation features such as ringtones, RBTs and multimedia ringback services; and messaging services.