RealNetworks signed a four-year deal with New Line Cinema to jointly promote the onscreen release of New Line's trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." A Lord of the Rings RealChannel will be created within RealPlayer, as the official video destination for the premieres of all trailers, interviews and behind-the-scenes material from the making of the three films. The free channel, which will be updated weekly, launched Jan. 19 with the first theater trailer.
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