Liberate Technologies Up as it Wins Contract - TheStreet

Liberate Technologies (LBRT) - Get Report was up 17.2% in preopen Island trading after it won a contract with German cable company eKabel-Kabel Hessen, beating out Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report. eKabel-Kabel Hessen has begun a rollout of its interactive TV in the German state of Hesse under the brand name iesy, using Liberate's software, the companies said.

The service is expected to reach 250,000 households by the end of the year.

Microsoft was up 0.2%.