International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

January 19, 2010 16:43 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Wins $5.3 Million Contract for Public Radio Satellite System Infrastructure Update

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content via satellite, announced today that it has been awarded a $5.3 million USD contract by National Public Radio (NPR) to update and refurbish the Public Radio Satellite System® (PRSS®). The PRSS transmits programming to more than 800 public radio stations throughout the United States. NPR's Distribution Division has managed system since the PRSS' inception in 1979.

The project - known as PRSS Forward - will make significant upgrades to the PRSS. IDC provided the infrastructure currently in use and will be updating the current Network Operations Center (NOC) equipment as well as augmenting it with IDC's Production Manager to provide advanced functionality for region-specific programming.

IDC will also be delivering an upgrade to next-generation satellite receivers that will provide PRSS stations with a number of advantages. The SFX4104 Pro Audio model includes: dual tuners (to receive content from multiple satellites), DVB-S2 for bandwidth efficiency, integrated store and forward capability (with an expanded hard drive/server built in) as well as support for four live stereo streams.

"NPR pioneered the distribution of radio programming over IP, providing member stations an unprecedented degree of control over both live and pre-recorded content. We designed the system architecture to be flexible and upgradeable as technology advances. With this refresh we will be providing NPR with the latest advances in audio technology that will help the network evolve and thrive," said Ron Clifton, IDC President and CEO.

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, Logic Innovations 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 and Logic Innovations 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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