International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

April 16, 2012 08:33 ET

IDC Announces Cinema Distribution with Thaicom

Centient™ Media Aware CDN for Cinemas

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters, today announces the signing of a contract with Thaicom Public Company Limited which, in conjunction with their customer, will own and operate a satellite cinema distribution system throughout south east Asia.

Under this contract, IDC's Centient™ Media Aware Content Distribution Network (CDN) platform will be deployed to secure and manage live and file based content for satellite distribution to IDC receivers at 3,000 cinemas throughout Thailand and other countries within the reach of the Thaicom footprint. The value of the contract is being withheld at the request of the customer.

The Centient Media Aware CDN system will manage the ingest of movies and the distribution of live content as supplied by their customers via the Thaicom network operations center based in Bangkok. Cinemas will be equipped with the IDC Pro Cinema receiver which provides satellite reception of secured live events and encrypted files for use within these cinemas.

The Pro Cinema receiver implements addressable decryption of live events and secure storage of movies. In addition, it allows multi-lingual subtitling and offers a high performance video playout system with integrated real-time watermarking. Watermarking will protect content and deter piracy by allowing the tracking of illegal copies back to a specific cinema. Provision is also made for future 3D operations as studios ramp up their 3D productions.

"We are excited that Thaicom has selected us for this significant project. We have built a good and trusting relationship with them over the years, and this new collaboration is the result of this ongoing trust," stated Frederick Godard, IDC President and CEO. "This advanced implementation of the IDC Centient CDN platform will give Thaicom and its customer a highly efficient means to control and manage content over a vast network of cinemas."

About THAICOM Plc.

THAICOM Plc is a leading satellite and telecommunications operator with customers throughout Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. Currently the company operates two satellites, Thaicom 4 (iPSTAR), one of the largest communications satellites ever launched, and Thaicom 5. Thaicom 4 delivers broadband services to millions of users across 14 countries in Asia-Pacific. The satellite has a bandwidth capacity of more than 45 gigabits. Established in 1991, the company provides satellite communications and related services, internet-related services and media, as well as telephone services in neighboring countries.

For more information, please visit the company's website at www.thaicom.net and www.ipstar.com.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including Pro Audio, Pro Video, Pro Cinema, and Pro Data for implementing broadcast content contribution and distribution applications. IDC's products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, digital cinema, 3D live events, distance learning, satellite news gathering, sport contribution, ad insertion, VOD, and IPTV among others. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. IDC has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Australia, Singapore and China with an international network of value-added partners and distributors.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements reflecting IDC's objectives, estimates and expectations that may involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about expected revenue impacts. IDC's actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, competitive developments; risks associated with IDC's growth; any difficulties with integrating acquired product lines into IDC's business and/or manufacturing procedures; any difficulties or disputes with IDC's subcontractors, contract manufacturers and suppliers; IDC's dependence on the development and growth of the satellite datacasting market; a lengthy and variable sales cycle for IDC's products and services; IDC's reliance on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue; regulatory risks and intellectual property infringement. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as expressly required by applicable law. Forward-looking statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding IDC's expectations as at the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. 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 and which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, including, without limitation, IDC's Annual Information Form dated April 29, 2011.

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Christine Rozak, Director of Marketing
    613-596-4120 x 2215
    crozak@datacast.com