Liberate Technologies Announces Liberate TV Producer Compact 1.1 For Application Authoring on Popular Basic Digital Set-tops

New Authoring Tools Free to Registered PopTV Partners Through Liberate

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Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Liberate Technologies

    SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 Liberate Technologies (Nasdaq:   LBRT), a leading provider of software for the
 delivery of enhanced television, today announced availability of its new
 Liberate(R) TV Producer(TM) Compact 1.1 authoring tools.  The new toolset
 speeds and simplifies development of applications, extending the power of the
 Liberate TV Producer authoring family to the basic digital set-top box
 environment, including the widely-deployed Motorola DCT-2000 devices.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990630/LIBERATE )
     The Liberate TV Producer Compact software, which incorporates rapid
 application prototyping with PC tools, is available free from the Liberate Web
 site.  Content providers simply register online with the Liberate PopTV(TM)
 Program, the world's largest interactive television application developer
 program boasting more than 1,900 members.
     "Liberate's latest tools enable RespondTV to rapidly develop t-commerce
 and direct response campaigns for our programming and advertising partners,"
 said Todd Lash, senior vice president of strategic alliances, RespondTV.
 "This toolset serves as a strong leverage point as we focus on fulfilling the
 growing client demand for applications that run on the DCT-2000 class of
 set-top boxes."
     "Liberate leads the industry with our popular PopTV partner program for
 content developers, who are taking advantage of our open standards approach to
 enhanced television," said David Limp, executive vice president and chief
 strategy officer, Liberate Technologies.  "Our new compact platform tools are
 just the latest demonstration of our commitment to the developer community,
 and our support of new applications for the basic digital set-tops already in
 tens of millions of homes around the world."
     The Liberate TV Producer Compact 1.1 toolset is designed for content
 developers who want to write Java technology-based applications for Liberate
 TV Navigator(TM) Compact client software.  The Liberate microVM(TM)
 Application Environment that enables these applications is the first
 commercial offering of a virtual machine able to run Java technology-based
 applications on basic digital set-tops.
     The major features of Liberate TV Producer Compact 1.1 tools include rapid
 prototyping in a PC environment, tools to verify that Java technology-based
 applications run on a compact hardware platform, tools for file optimization
 and compression of Java JAR files, and a complete Content Developer's Guide
 with comprehensive listing of APIs.
 
     Hardware and Software Requirements
 
     -- Windows(R) 98, 2000 or NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5 or higher
     -- JDK 1.1.8 from Sun
     -- 64 MB RAM minimum
 
     The Liberate TV Platform(TM) 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 an efficient client and
 server 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 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.
 
     NOTE:  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,
 Liberate PopTV Program, and Liberate Connect) are trademarks of Liberate
 Technologies.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  Information in this release that involves Liberate's 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 Liberate as of the date of the release, and Liberate assumes no
 obligation to update them.  These statements are not guarantees of future
 performance, and actual results could differ materially from Liberate's
 current expectations.  Liberate's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission (SEC) (including its Form 10Q filed on April 12, 2001) discuss
 factors that could contribute to such differences and describe other risks of
 Liberate's business.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Neumayr of Liberate Technologies, 650-701-4065, or
 tneumayr@liberate.com.
 
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SOURCE Liberate Technologies
    SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 Liberate Technologies (Nasdaq:   LBRT), a leading provider of software for the
 delivery of enhanced television, today announced availability of its new
 Liberate(R) TV Producer(TM) Compact 1.1 authoring tools.  The new toolset
 speeds and simplifies development of applications, extending the power of the
 Liberate TV Producer authoring family to the basic digital set-top box
 environment, including the widely-deployed Motorola DCT-2000 devices.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990630/LIBERATE )
     The Liberate TV Producer Compact software, which incorporates rapid
 application prototyping with PC tools, is available free from the Liberate Web
 site.  Content providers simply register online with the Liberate PopTV(TM)
 Program, the world's largest interactive television application developer
 program boasting more than 1,900 members.
     "Liberate's latest tools enable RespondTV to rapidly develop t-commerce
 and direct response campaigns for our programming and advertising partners,"
 said Todd Lash, senior vice president of strategic alliances, RespondTV.
 "This toolset serves as a strong leverage point as we focus on fulfilling the
 growing client demand for applications that run on the DCT-2000 class of
 set-top boxes."
     "Liberate leads the industry with our popular PopTV partner program for
 content developers, who are taking advantage of our open standards approach to
 enhanced television," said David Limp, executive vice president and chief
 strategy officer, Liberate Technologies.  "Our new compact platform tools are
 just the latest demonstration of our commitment to the developer community,
 and our support of new applications for the basic digital set-tops already in
 tens of millions of homes around the world."
     The Liberate TV Producer Compact 1.1 toolset is designed for content
 developers who want to write Java technology-based applications for Liberate
 TV Navigator(TM) Compact client software.  The Liberate microVM(TM)
 Application Environment that enables these applications is the first
 commercial offering of a virtual machine able to run Java technology-based
 applications on basic digital set-tops.
     The major features of Liberate TV Producer Compact 1.1 tools include rapid
 prototyping in a PC environment, tools to verify that Java technology-based
 applications run on a compact hardware platform, tools for file optimization
 and compression of Java JAR files, and a complete Content Developer's Guide
 with comprehensive listing of APIs.
 
     Hardware and Software Requirements
 
     -- Windows(R) 98, 2000 or NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5 or higher
     -- JDK 1.1.8 from Sun
     -- 64 MB RAM minimum
 
     The Liberate TV Platform(TM) 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 an efficient client and
 server 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 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.
 
     NOTE:  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,
 Liberate PopTV Program, and Liberate Connect) are trademarks of Liberate
 Technologies.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  Information in this release that involves Liberate's 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 Liberate as of the date of the release, and Liberate assumes no
 obligation to update them.  These statements are not guarantees of future
 performance, and actual results could differ materially from Liberate's
 current expectations.  Liberate's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission (SEC) (including its Form 10Q filed on April 12, 2001) discuss
 factors that could contribute to such differences and describe other risks of
 Liberate's business.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Neumayr of Liberate Technologies, 650-701-4065, or
 tneumayr@liberate.com.
 
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