International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

September 22, 2009 17:06 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces New European Digital Cinema Equipment Order

IDC technology selected for new digital cinema network deployment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2009) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC), a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband content via satellite, announced today that it has received a new order from MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH, based in Germany, for satellite network equipment to be used in the expansion and initial operational rollout of their digital cinema service in Europe. The announcement was made following company meetings at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) that was held in Amsterdam at the RAI Centre from 11 to 15 September. The value of the contract has not been disclosed for competitive reasons.

MEDIA BROADCAST's core business is the planning, installation and operation of multimedia transmission platforms for television and radio companies using cable and satellite distribution. Their Digital Cinema service offering provides studios and other content providers with a complete solution from the ingestion of content, high professional satellite platform, through to local in-theatre caching systems.

The equipment to be supplied by IDC expands the MEDIA BROADCAST digital cinema service by providing high speed secure delivery of large movie files as well as live alternative content in 2D and/or 3D format. The equipment is IDC's latest SuperFlex DVB-S2 broadband satellite caching receiver, the SFX4104 Pro Video, bundled with Datacast XD content management and distribution software for movie delivery. The SuperFlex receivers also provide real-time decoding of MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 high definition (HD) video for live events and can be expanded by utilizing 3D decoding technology licensed by IDC from partner Sensio™ Technologies.

"We are pleased to have been selected by MEDIA BROADCAST for their operational roll-out. They have been evaluating our technology as part of their initial system deployment for over a year now and our ability to meet their very exacting standards for quality and performance is a testament to the solutions we have developed for digital cinema applications." said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC.

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in providing IP-based datacasting solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content. IDC has a broad portfolio of advanced technology products marketed under the names SuperFlex, Datacast XD, Tiernan and PROFline for implementing a wide range of satellite and other broadband content contribution and distribution networks. IDC's products are in demand for radio and television broadcast networks, distance learning, digital satellite news gathering and sport contribution, digital signage, digital cinema, IPTV distribution and other content distribution applications. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, operates in Europe through its wholly owned subsidiary PROFline B.V. in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in the US through its Tiernan operations in San Diego, California. The Company is in international in scope with installations in over 100 countries worldwide, has regional sales and service offices in the UK, Australia, Singapore and China as well as an established international network of value-added partners and distributors.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that may involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with IDC's growth, the development of the satellite datacasting market, regulatory risks, intellectual property infringement and other factors. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC's financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

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  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Tracy Trottier
    Marketing Communications
    613-596-4120 x 2274