RealNetworks inks tenth music on demand deal in Europe

RealNetworks, the digital entertainment services company, signed its tenth European music on demand (MoD) deal, powering mobilkom austria’s music service.

Subscribers of mobilkom austria’s A1 service will have access to more than two million DRM-free tracks, with a wide variety of choices of plans. Subscribers can purchase single DRM-free tracks, pre-pay for a package of DRM-free tracks, or opt for a flat rate, all you can eat subscription.

“RealNetworks has proven itself as the best choice for mobile music in Europe and we are proud to partner with it on our A1 music service,” said Reinhard Zuba, head of marketing at mobilkom austria. “Its expertise in creating a user interface that makes it easy for subscribers to find the music they want, combined with its expertise in audio, streaming made it a clear choice for our network.”

Real also powers MoD for Vodafone music stores in nine countries, including the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, Romania and Spain, making mobile music available to hundreds of millions of subscribers in Europe.

As a provider of MoD 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 MOD service is currently deployed with 14 communications service providers in 13 countries around the world.