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Real and Playboy launch video subscription service

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 22 May 2003 15:36 User comments (2)

RealNetworks has extended its streaming video reach by adding bunch of new contect providers in its roster. The biggest name definately is Playboy, which has signed up as OpenPass content provider.
OpenPass providers offer individual video "channels", utilizing Real's billing and delivery technology, but aren't part of Real's streaming content package, RealOne SuperPass, that costs $9.99 a month and provides access to various sport events and major TV networks' news broadcasts. Playboy's offering, Playboy TV Club, will cost $24.95 a month and joining to Real's SuperPass is not required.

Microsoft and Real are locked in never-ending fight to claim the #1 spot in digital multimedia technology. Both companies have added more and more content providers to their "teams" that use solely either RealVideo or Windows Media as a delivery platform.


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2 user comments

123.5.2003 12:48

What a waste of money! 24.95 for softcore porn? You can download porn for free on P2P networks.

225.5.2003 13:32

Actually there is pleanty of sites for hardcore and softcore that offer free daily downloads. You are mainly paying for the name by subscribing to Playboy. I dont think I will ever subscribe to any streaming video networks as I only have a 56K modem and do not have any desire to upgrade until the monthly subscription rate drops for cable connection. $49.95 vs $11.95 for the same internet. Hmmm...I think I will just rent my movies.

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