Liberate Technologies and Intertainer Form Strategic Alliance to Streamline Deployment of Entertainment on Demand

Intertainer Joins Liberate PopTV Program as Infrastructure Partner



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Liberate Technologies

    SAN CARLOS, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberate
 Technologies (Nasdaq:   LBRT), a leading provider of software for the delivery
 of enhanced television, and Intertainer, the entertainment on-demand broadband
 network, today announced a strategic solution alliance.  The agreement
 provides for the integration of products, as well as joint marketing and sales
 efforts aimed at expanding the availability of revenue-generating
 entertainment-on-demand services and simplifying the deployment of these
 services over existing networks.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990630/LIBERATE )
     As part of the alliance, Intertainer becomes an infrastructure partner in
 the Liberate PopTV(TM) Program.  Through the PopTV program, Liberate provides
 a cooperative and collaborative context in which end-to-end interactive TV
 solutions are delivered to network operators.  The PopTV program offers a
 variety of both technical and marketing benefits including technical
 consulting services, certification programs and joint marketing opportunities.
     "Intertainer is a leader in delivering name brand content in the broadband
 market," said David Limp, executive vice president and CSO, Liberate
 Technologies.  "We're happy to work with them to bring our combined strength
 to network operators, and help those operators increase their revenue streams
 while providing consumers exciting new iTV offerings."
     "Like Intertainer, Liberate believes in the open standards of IP and
 HTML," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer President & CEO.  "By working
 together to develop an open platform for interactive television, we believe we
 can propel the industry forward and make innovative applications like video on
 demand available on a wide scale."
     Under the agreement, Intertainer will integrate its leading Video on
 Demand (VOD) application with the Liberate TV Platform(TM) software for both
 basic and advanced digital set-top boxes.  This makes the host of premium
 content available through Intertainer ready for delivery over the Liberate
 software platform to a network operator's subscriber base, including the tens
 of millions of basic digital set-top boxes currently deployed.
     Intertainer's broadband entertainment on demand service enhances the
 digital cable experience by providing customer with access to a wide variety
 of entertainment on demand -- including current movies and classic favorites,
 music, and television programs -- delivered within seconds to their TV.
 Customers can view their choices in full-screen, high-quality resolution with
 complete VCR-functionality, allowing them to stop, rewind and fast-forward
 selections.
     The combined Liberate and Intertainer offering also leverages integration
 work each company has conducted with leading video server solutions from
 SeaChange, Concurrent and nCube.  Intertainer and Liberate also will conduct
 joint sales and marketing efforts to successfully bring the combined offerings
 to market.
     The Liberate TV Platform software enables cable, satellite and
 telecommunication companies to deliver applications that integrate the Web's
 interactivity with the richness of TV-based content.  Using open Internet and
 international broadcast standards, Liberate provides a second-generation
 software platform that combines the best of both the Internet and television
 into one compelling, interactive medium -- enhanced TV.  Liberate enables a
 range of services and applications from interactive advertising and gaming, to
 chat and email, to enhanced programming.
 
     About Intertainer
     Intertainer (www.intertainer.tv) delivers the largest selection of movies,
 music videos, television and shopping on-demand to your PC or TV.  The service
 features content from unprecedented partner relationships including Universal
 Pictures, Warner Bros., DreamWorks SKG, Twentieth Century Fox, New Line
 Cinema, A&E Networks, NBC, Discovery, ESPN, Pearson Television, Warner Music,
 EMI Music and many others.  Enhanced TV functionality, interactive
 advertising, e-commerce opportunities and personalization features round out
 the Intertainer experience.  Strategic partners include Comcast, Intel,
 Microsoft, NBC, Qwest and Sony.
 
     About Liberate Technologies
     Liberate Technologies is the leading provider of a complete software
 platform for delivering Internet-enhanced content and applications to
 information appliances, such as television set-top boxes and game consoles.
 Liberate's Internet-based client and server software allows network operators,
 such as telecommunications companies, cable and satellite television operators
 and Internet service providers to provide consumers access to network
 operator-branded applications and services.  Headquartered in San Carlos,
 California, the company has sales offices in the U.S., Canada, Japan and the
 U.K.
     Liberate and the Liberate design are registered trademarks of Liberate
 Technologies  Other product names used in association with these registered
 trademarks, including Liberate TV Platform, Liberate TV Navigator, and
 Liberate Connect, are trademarks of Liberate.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  Information in this release that involves the companies'
 expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the
 future are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
 All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon
 information available to the companies as of the date of the release, and the
 companies assume no obligation to update them.  These statements are not
 guarantees of future performance, and actual results could differ materially
 from the companies' current expectations.  The companies' filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (including Liberate's Form 10Q filed
 on April 12, 2001) discuss factors that could contribute to such differences
 and describe other risks of the companies' businesses.
 
     For further information, please contact Tom Neumayr, Corporate
 Communications of Liberate Technologies, 650-701-4065, tneumayr@liberate.com.
 
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    SAN CARLOS, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberate
 Technologies (Nasdaq:   LBRT), a leading provider of software for the delivery
 of enhanced television, and Intertainer, the entertainment on-demand broadband
 network, today announced a strategic solution alliance.  The agreement
 provides for the integration of products, as well as joint marketing and sales
 efforts aimed at expanding the availability of revenue-generating
 entertainment-on-demand services and simplifying the deployment of these
 services over existing networks.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990630/LIBERATE )
     As part of the alliance, Intertainer becomes an infrastructure partner in
 the Liberate PopTV(TM) Program.  Through the PopTV program, Liberate provides
 a cooperative and collaborative context in which end-to-end interactive TV
 solutions are delivered to network operators.  The PopTV program offers a
 variety of both technical and marketing benefits including technical
 consulting services, certification programs and joint marketing opportunities.
     "Intertainer is a leader in delivering name brand content in the broadband
 market," said David Limp, executive vice president and CSO, Liberate
 Technologies.  "We're happy to work with them to bring our combined strength
 to network operators, and help those operators increase their revenue streams
 while providing consumers exciting new iTV offerings."
     "Like Intertainer, Liberate believes in the open standards of IP and
 HTML," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer President & CEO.  "By working
 together to develop an open platform for interactive television, we believe we
 can propel the industry forward and make innovative applications like video on
 demand available on a wide scale."
     Under the agreement, Intertainer will integrate its leading Video on
 Demand (VOD) application with the Liberate TV Platform(TM) software for both
 basic and advanced digital set-top boxes.  This makes the host of premium
 content available through Intertainer ready for delivery over the Liberate
 software platform to a network operator's subscriber base, including the tens
 of millions of basic digital set-top boxes currently deployed.
     Intertainer's broadband entertainment on demand service enhances the
 digital cable experience by providing customer with access to a wide variety
 of entertainment on demand -- including current movies and classic favorites,
 music, and television programs -- delivered within seconds to their TV.
 Customers can view their choices in full-screen, high-quality resolution with
 complete VCR-functionality, allowing them to stop, rewind and fast-forward
 selections.
     The combined Liberate and Intertainer offering also leverages integration
 work each company has conducted with leading video server solutions from
 SeaChange, Concurrent and nCube.  Intertainer and Liberate also will conduct
 joint sales and marketing efforts to successfully bring the combined offerings
 to market.
     The Liberate TV Platform software enables cable, satellite and
 telecommunication companies to deliver applications that integrate the Web's
 interactivity with the richness of TV-based content.  Using open Internet and
 international broadcast standards, Liberate provides a second-generation
 software platform that combines the best of both the Internet and television
 into one compelling, interactive medium -- enhanced TV.  Liberate enables a
 range of services and applications from interactive advertising and gaming, to
 chat and email, to enhanced programming.
 
     About Intertainer
     Intertainer (www.intertainer.tv) delivers the largest selection of movies,
 music videos, television and shopping on-demand to your PC or TV.  The service
 features content from unprecedented partner relationships including Universal
 Pictures, Warner Bros., DreamWorks SKG, Twentieth Century Fox, New Line
 Cinema, A&E Networks, NBC, Discovery, ESPN, Pearson Television, Warner Music,
 EMI Music and many others.  Enhanced TV functionality, interactive
 advertising, e-commerce opportunities and personalization features round out
 the Intertainer experience.  Strategic partners include Comcast, Intel,
 Microsoft, NBC, Qwest and Sony.
 
     About Liberate Technologies
     Liberate Technologies is the leading provider of a complete software
 platform for delivering Internet-enhanced content and applications to
 information appliances, such as television set-top boxes and game consoles.
 Liberate's Internet-based client and server software allows network operators,
 such as telecommunications companies, cable and satellite television operators
 and Internet service providers to provide consumers access to network
 operator-branded applications and services.  Headquartered in San Carlos,
 California, the company has sales offices in the U.S., Canada, Japan and the
 U.K.
     Liberate and the Liberate design are registered trademarks of Liberate
 Technologies  Other product names used in association with these registered
 trademarks, including Liberate TV Platform, Liberate TV Navigator, and
 Liberate Connect, are trademarks of Liberate.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  Information in this release that involves the companies'
 expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the
 future are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
 All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon
 information available to the companies as of the date of the release, and the
 companies assume no obligation to update them.  These statements are not
 guarantees of future performance, and actual results could differ materially
 from the companies' current expectations.  The companies' filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (including Liberate's Form 10Q filed
 on April 12, 2001) discuss factors that could contribute to such differences
 and describe other risks of the companies' businesses.
 
     For further information, please contact Tom Neumayr, Corporate
 Communications of Liberate Technologies, 650-701-4065, tneumayr@liberate.com.
 
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