International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

January 16, 2007 17:19 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Wins Contract From Shin Broadband for New Asia IPTV Service

OTTAWA, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 16, 2007) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) today announced that they have been awarded a contract by Shin Broadband Internet in Thailand to provide IDC's Datacast XD Content Management and Distribution software for a next generation Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) Push Video On Demand (PUSH-VOD) service in Asia. The contract calls for the initial roll-out phase of the system with options for expansion as the service reaches full deployment.

Shin Broadband Internet pushes High Definition (HD) movies over the Shin Satellite IPSTAR system across Asia to low cost consumer Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) located in user's homes. IDC's Datacast XD software will be used to manage the delivery of this content on this network. IDC is also responsible for the project management and system integration of the project which also utilizes Irdeto encryption for content security inside the STBs which are manufactured by Homecast of Korea.

IPSTAR is a new satellite network that provides business and residential Internet service throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The total number of satellite user terminals provided by Shin Satellite is currently over 70,000 and growing.

The new PUSH-VOD service uses excess IPSTAR satellite bandwidth when available to push HDTV movies onto the local hard disk drive of the Homecast STB, storing digitized movies for later use. The new PUSH-VOD subscription service ensures that users receive new movies daily and operation of the STB is similar to the way a consumer plays back movies from a PVR/DVR at any time. The STB utilizes the most modern MPEG AVC/ H.264 video compression technology available to provide the highest quality video possible along with multi-channel sound. The STB inside of the customer's house is connected to the TV and to the Shin's IPSTAR terminal.

Ron Clifton the President and CEO of International Datacasting Corporation said "Shin Satellite is one of the most advanced service providers in Asia and we are delighted that they selected our technology and recognized our skills and experience in integrating IPTV systems of this type. Our Datacast XD technology was originally developed to meet the needs of satellite, cable and IPTV customers for a broad range of multimedia file transfer and streaming applications. The inclusion of Datacast XD in a consumer set-top-box has opened new doors for this product line in a rapidly growing market and hopefully this opportunity will be the first of many such consumer applications."

Teerayuth Boonchote, Vice President of IPSTAR, said that "Shin Satellite and our sister company Shin Broadband Internet are excited by the potential of this new service offering to our IPSTAR customers which we will initially roll-out in Thailand. A success in Thailand means we'll expand the service throught our Asian footprint. IDC was chosen because they have demonstrated commitment and performance in terms of their proven Datacast XD content delivery technology which is easily integrated into set-top-boxes and because they have an excellent history of successful systems integration projects."

About International Datacasting Corporation:

IDC (TSX:IDC) provides advanced products, systems and services for the implementation of broadband wireless infrastructure networks used to distribute broadband multimedia data. IDC is at the forefront of delivering IP-based datacasting solutions via satellite and content distribution technologies with installations in more than 100 countries worldwide. IDC's products are in demand for radio and television broadcast networks, enterprise networks, distance learning, digital signage and digital cinema, high-speed Internet infrastructure and other multimedia content distribution applications. IDC is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Canada Export Award for Innovation and Technology Achievement. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, operates in Europe through its wholly owned subsidiary PROFline B.V. in Arnhem, the Netherlands and has an established international network of value-added partners and distributors. Visit IDC on the web at and .

About Shin Satellite PLC:

Shin Satellite Public Company Limited was founded in 1991 and is Thailand's first satellite operator and a subsidiary of Shin Corporation, the biggest conglomerate in Thailand. Shin Satellite operates and provides satellite communications services under 30-year Build-Transfer-Operate concession from the Ministry of Transport and Communications (currently transferred to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology) to operate the national satellite project. Shin Satellite's four Thaicom satellites in orbit offer a total of 47 C-band transponders and 20 Ku-band transponders with footprints spanning over four continents: Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa. The company has launched the region's first true broadband satellite, THAICOM 4 (IPSTAR-1), with corresponding Thai-based customer service facilities. IPSTAR now provides full nationwide broadband satellite services in 7 countries including: Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and China. IPSTAR will continue to expand its service coverage to the rest of Asia-Pacific in the coming year.

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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