Consumer services VP joins from Classmates.com.

RealNetworks Inc. is bolstering its international team with the appointment of Marco Menato as VP of consumer services for Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Based in London, Menato will oversee the company's music, casual games and media streaming content on RealNetworks’ online services such as RealPlayer, RealGuide and RealArcade.

Moreover, he will be responsible for the distribution of entertainment and information content on SuperPass, Real's premium service, in Europe.

He joins at a time when the company's European division is planning to add broadband and mobile platforms to its online distribution.

Menato, who was previously VP and GM of Classmates.com, the online college reunion service, reports to Seattle-based Dan Sheeran, VP international.

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