Intertainer Joins Liberate PopTV Program as Infrastructure Partner

SAN CARLOS and LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 30, 2001) -- 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 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.

As part of the alliance, Intertainer becomes an infrastructure partner in the Liberate PopTV™ 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 standard 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 VOD application with the Liberate TV Platform 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 millions of basic digital set-top boxes currently deployed.

Intertainer's broadband entertainment on demand service lets digital cable customers watch 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 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 Intertainer
Intertainer ( 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.

Liberate Technologies
Tom Neumayr
Corporate Communications