International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

September 27, 2007 12:23 ET

International Datacasting's PROFLine Wins Radio Contract From French Broadcaster TDF

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2007) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC), announced today that it's wholly owned subsidiary and European base of operations PROFline B.V., has been awarded a contract to supply Digital Radio Data Systems (RDS) Encoders to TDF, one of Europe's largest broadcasters.

With its base of operations in France, TDF has operations throughout Europe, and around the world. TDF provides radio programming throughout France on more than 4,200 frequencies that provide programming 24 hours a day.

PROFline has been a leader in developing RDS products for the European market for over 15 years. RDS technology allows broadcasters to transmit information such as station identification, traffic situations and weather information via encoded digital signals that can be received and displayed by the users' radio. RDS systems are used worldwide.

"TDF has chosen to work with PROFline after an international tender. Technically speaking, the PROFline products meet TDF's specifications" said Thomas Emberger, Purchaser at TDF.

Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC commented, "We are very pleased with this new order from TDF. They have chosen the PROFline product because of our continued commitment to product development and our outstanding technical support. After a very successful showing at IBC in Amsterdam last week, this is an important win for our European team as we continue to demonstrate our product superiority in this market," he added.

"I am pleased and proud of this contract which calls for the delivery of our advanced RDY model of RDS encoders," continued Berry Eskes, PROFline's Director of Marketing & Sales "This is a very strategic win for PROFline and IDC as there is an opportunity for continued growth and expansion of our relationship with TDF in the European broadcast market", he added.

The contract value is not being disclosed for competitive reasons.

About TDF:

TDF Group, based in Paris - France - is leading European distributor of radio and television services and an important developer of data communications networks and network infrastructure. TDF Group's customers include content providers like the major Hollywood studios, television, and radio broadcasting companies and mobile and broadband operators. TDF Group wants to have an essential role in assisting its customers within the convergence between audiovisual and telecommunications technologies and also to further expand its footprint into other European companies. TDF Group has over 7800 sites under management, 3 745 employees in seven different countries and broadcasts over 450 000 hours of TV programs each day combined with 2006 turnover of 945 million euros (IFRS). http://www.tdf.fr

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

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 www.intldata.ca and www.profline.com .

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.

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Tracy Trottier
    Marketing Communications
    613-596-4120 x2274
    ttrottier@datacast.com