September 14, 2002 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Announces Plan for End-to-End Digital Video over IP Solution

AMSTERDAM, IBC 2002, September 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., nCUBE Corporation and Liberate Technologies (Nasdaq: LBRT - News) today announced their joint plan to deliver an integrated end-to-end digital video over IP solution that includes affordable consumer premises devices, on-demand video asset management, plus server based configuration, content, provisioning and customer care support for IP based delivery of video programs, content and services for DSL-based telco networks. The three companies plan on offering the combined solution to network operator customers worldwide later this year.

The SMT-F240 incorporates National Semiconductor's x86-based Geode CPU running at 266MHz. The digital set-top is utilizing the Linux operating system. The set-top on display at IBC supports MPEG 2 and MPEG 4.

"Our global partnership with nCUBE and Liberate will enable us to provide customers with a pre-integrated, tested and scaleable solution," said Kee-Ho Park, Vice President, Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. "Offering a standards-based end-to-end system for delivering digital video services enables significant incremental revenue opportunities for existing high-speed data network operators."
nCUBE provides the only broadband platform with the scalability to deliver VOD today and support on-demand television's future, everything-on-demand (EOD). The company offers the industry a comprehensive set of on-demand management and technical operation tools and customizable, branded VOD capabilities. nCUBE is also the market leader in digital advertising for the cable industry.

"We are delighted to join with Samsung and Liberate to bring to market this exciting, full digital services to television viewers," said Michael Pohl, president and chief executive officer, nCUBE Corporation. "As the roll out of new services such as VOD continue to expand, nCUBE's solution is powerful evidence of our ability to provide telco high speed data operators the technology and business tools to lower their overall cost of delivering advanced on-demand services, maximizing their revenue potential."
Liberate TV Navigator 4.0 supports MPEG-over-IP-based delivery of digital video and standards based content over networks such as DSL, optical fiber, and other high speed data compatible network. Liberate Connect Suite and Service Management Portfolio solutions provide operators with server based configuration, content and customer management systems that can interface with existing billing systems.

"High speed data operators have long searched for a platform solution which leverages their Internet infrastructure and data content assets," said Coleman Sisson, President , Liberate Technologies. "Our decision to develop a one stop solution with Samsung and nCube to deliver digital video and content is the next step for this industry."

For additional information on Samsung's hardware offerings visit: www.samsungnetworks.com;
for more on nCube's offerings visit: http://www.ncube.com/internet/index.html
for more on Liberate solutions visit: http://solutions.liberate.com/index.html

About Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 90 offices in 47 countries. The company is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungelectronics.com.

About Liberate Technologies
Liberate Technologies is the premier provider of open platforms for delivering enhanced content and services to television viewers around the world. Liberate's software, based on Internet and broadcasting standards, is an infrastructure platform supporting digital consumer services delivered by cable, satellite and telecommunications companies. Liberate's PopTVTM program, with more than 3,000 registered members in 50 countries, is the largest partner program in the interactive television industry. Headquartered in San Carlos, California, the company has sales offices in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, 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) are trademarks of Liberate Technologies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Safe Harbor Statement: Statements above that involve expectations or intentions (such as those relating to planned cooperation) are forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary materially due to the uncertain and competitive market for interactive television services, the limited availability of necessary technology and services, potential problems with Liberate's software, and other risks outlined in Liberate's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including our most recent annual report on Form 10K and quarterly reports on Form 10Q).

About nCUBE

nCUBE Corporation (www.ncube.com) is a leading provider of on-demand media and digital advertising solutions. The company offers cable operators and telecommunications network providers the most comprehensive business and technology management solutions for advanced television services such as video-on-demand (VOD), subscription VOD (SVOD), network personal video recording (nPVR) and digital advertising insertion.
nCUBE provides operators with a proven technology and business model deployed throughout the world. The company's hypercube interconnect server architecture offers the only video server solution capable of allowing more than 53,000 users to simultaneously access the same piece of content from one server. With the nABLE On-Demand Management System, nCUBE offers a comprehensive on-demand business management solution. nCUBE also provides the most scalable advertising insertion solutions on the market today, including a Digital Program Insertion (DPI) product - the only advertising insertion platform in the world capable of scaling up to 40 analog and 40 digital channels from the same server.
nCUBE's distinguished customer and partner list includes: Adelphia Communications, AT&T Broadband, Canal+ Technologies, Charter Communications, Comcast Corporation, Gemstar-TV Guide, Kingston Communications, Liberate Technologies, Motorola, OpenTV, Scientific-Atlanta and Time Warner Cable. The company's corporate headquarters is based in Beaverton, Oregon, with offices worldwide.


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