“We heartily welcome RealNetworks to the QuickTime Streaming Server community,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Apple’s open-source QuickTime Streaming Server has already been licensed by IBM, Sun, SGI, Akamai and many others, helping to provide great content to the more than 50 millionQuickTime players that have been distributed worldwide.”
“RealServer is already the media delivery server of choice for tens of thousands of content providers worldwide,” said Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO of RealNetworks, Inc. “RealServer 8’s support for Apple’s QuickTime now provides content creators and infrastructure providers a unified way todeliver the widest array of content to the largest possible audience. We’re delighted to be collaborating with Apple on this exciting effort.”
RealNetworks and Apple also agreed today to support the principles of the “Ask, Tell, Help” initiative, which promotes good Internet manners’ by ensuring that each company’s player applications will inform and ask the user before changing the user’s default player selection for common mediaformats.
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