March 26, 1997 11:00 AM ET
WavePhore licenses RealAudio
By Margaret Kane

  WavePhore Inc. will use RealAudio technology in its WaveTop broadcast service, set to debut this fall.

The WaveTop service transmits data, graphics and multimedia content over an unused portion of a TV signal. PCs with TV signal receivers can pick up the broadcasts.

WavePhore officials in Seattle said today the company had licensed Progressive Networks Inc.'s RealAudio server and live encoder technologies for the service. The officials said the RealAudio technology would be used in the service's RadioTop channel, which will offer music and concerts.

WaveTop will launch in the second quarter with one channel, and will have seven consumer channels by the fourth quarter, said Sandy Goldman, WavePhore's consumer group vice president.

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