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RealTimes to be integrated with Vodafone Backup+

RealNetworks
Wednesday 24 February 16

RealNetworks, a global leader in video sharing, announced at Mobile World Congress today that its newest app, RealTimes, will soon be available to users of Vodafone Group’s Backup+ app across several European countries. This is the third mobile operator integration announcement for RealTimes in the past three months as RealNetworks is strategically partnering with leading mobile carriers across the globe to bring RealTimes&rsquo…

RealNetworks, a global leader in video sharing, announced at Mobile World Congress today that its newest app, RealTimes, will soon be available to users of Vodafone Group’s Backup+ app across several European countries.

This is the third mobile operator integration announcement for RealTimes in the past three months as RealNetworks is strategically partnering with leading mobile carriers across the globe to bring RealTimes’ multimedia Stories to millions of mobile subscribers worldwide. Through RealNetworks’ collaboration with these highly-admired, tier-one mobile carriers in North America, Asia, and Europe, they lead the way together to define the category for bringing mobile Stories to consumers and their families.

The RealTimes video app will be integrated into Vodafone’s Backup+ service. Once the service is launched, Vodafone Backup+ users will be able to create digital memories called “Vodafone Stories made by RealTimes” from their photos and videos stored in Dropbox, the cloud service used for Backup+. Suggested Stories will be automatically created based on events, geolocation, dates, and more. Users of the Vodafone Stories made by RealTimes service will also be able to browse, search, share, and manage their Stories using RealTimes as the front-end gallery.

“This is a win-win for Vodafone and RealNetworks. The companies have a long and successful history of working together in delivering innovative media services,” said Mike Mulica, president, worldwide sales and business development, RealNetworks. “With RealTimes, Vodafone has a new way to engage, retain and entertain Backup+ users.”

Stefano Parisse, consumer services director, Vodafone Group said: “Backup+ helps Vodafone customers to safely store all the precious things they have on a smartphone. Vodafone Stories made by RealTimes, will be a great addition to the service, encouraging our customers to turn those memories into engaging Stories and then share them using Vodafone’s fast and reliable mobile networks.”

Vodafone Backup+ users will be prompted to install the RealTimes app when they open Backup+. The service will first be available to Vodafone subscribers in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain in spring 2016.


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