Movielink Taps RealNetworks, Microsoft

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Movielink (, the Internet
subscription service developed by most of the major Hollywood studios, has
chosen both RealNetworks Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to supply
digital-rights-management and media-player technology for its Web
video-on-demand movie service.

By using both companies' DRM systems and media players, Movielink widens the
potential reach of its service, since millions of copies of both media players
reside on consumer computers.

Movielink is a joint venture of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., Paramount Pictures,
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner