New iTV technologies top the list of to dos for Liberate and nCUBE. The two companies have hooked up to integrate nCUBE's VOD technology with the Liberate TV Platform software for lower-powered digital set-top boxes.

The collaboration aims to help network operators increase their speed-to-market time of iTV services.

The companies plan to keep the partnership together and continue compatibility testing for future versions of the integrated product, including availability of the joint offering on advanced set-tops.