International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

January 26, 2011 08:31 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces $2.8M Contract for Canadian Forces Radio and Television Network

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2011) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a global leader in advanced solutions for broadband multimedia content distribution via satellite, announced today that it has received a contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) valued at $2.8 million CDN for the continued operation of Canadian Forces Radio and Television (CFRT). This contract represents the second of two renewal options, as part of the overall contract IDC won in a competitive tender process in December, 2008.

"This marks the eleventh consecutive year that IDC has been chosen to provide this valuable service to our Canadian troops serving overseas. It is truly gratifying to know that our IDC Teleport services are keeping our troops informed, entertained and connected throughout the world," said Frederick Godard, IDC President and CEO. "IDC is honoured to continue providing rich and reliable content in radio and television programming through the operation of the CFRT".

The Canadian Forces Radio and Television (CFRT) network delivers content in entertainment programming, sports and news over two television channels, English and French, as well as FM radio. IDC provides this reliable service to Canadian Forces and peacekeeping troops deployed in several regions around the globe including the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Today, the CFRT serves Canadian Forces stationed in Afghanistan and in other areas around the world.

International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) is responsible for all aspects of programming including; negotiating rights and permissions, scheduling, recording, and uplinking the secure and reliable content distribution network from its Ottawa-based network operations centre. 

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC)

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in 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 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 applications. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. International in scope, IDC has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Australia, Singapore and China and an international network of value-added partners and distributors.

Contact Information

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