International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

April 16, 2008 16:24 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces Major Radio Project With Leading Professional Radio Broadcast Company in New Zealand

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC), announced that the company in partnership with its NZ distributor, AVW, has been selected by RadioWorks, part of the Mediaworks NZ group of companies, to modernize the broadcaster's radio network using IDC's SuperFlex Pro Audio satellite products, including IDC's SFX2102 Pro Audio satellite receiver, NetManager and Production Manager.

MediaWorks NZ consists of television (TVWorks), and radio (RadioWorks.) RadioWorks operates out of 30 markets and consists of more than 10 nationwide brands, while TVWorks encompasses the national stations TV3 and C4 and is a partner in Freeview. TVWorks is the first broadcaster in New Zealand to deliver HD content to the domestic viewers over the Freeview DTT platform.

RadioWorks chose the SuperFlex Pro Audio suite from AVW and IDC to implement a distribution system for its stations to over 300 different locations throughout New Zealand. The DVB-S2 based satellite network supports the integration of live satellite feeds with advanced store and forward features to reliably deliver great radio.

NetManager is IDC's over-the-satellite network management system that is designed to interface with and control IDC's DVB-S/S2 IP receivers. Able to control individual receivers, groups and entire networks, NetManager securely maintains and updates system configuration information.

IDC's Production Manager manages and controls the insertion of live and/or recorded programming on remote receivers from the network operations centre.

The Superflex SFX2102F receiver purchased by RadioWorks provides MPEG4 High Efficiency - Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC) audio decoding that will ensure the highest quality of audio performance is available to all the stations in the network. The Production Manager content management system facilitates Live Assist and Schedule Driven ad/program insertion at each downlink to maximize the listening experience.

The DVB-S/S2 operating modes of the SFX2102F Pro Audio receiver allows for maximum flexibility and interoperability with the existing TVWorks television platform and the terrestrial WAN capability should these modes be required for maximum uptime and availability.

The RadioWorks system is similar to the recently announced Media Access Xchange, (MAX), system of CBS/Westwood One that allows stations the opportunity to take advantage of multiple file delivery options as well as providing a great deal of flexibility in how stations receive and broadcast content.

IDC's New Zealand-based distributor, AVW, will implement the new uplink system and has been factory trained to provide first level, in-country support on the SuperFlex Pro Audio system backed up by IDC's comprehensive Priority 247 Support organization.

"We are extremely proud that RadioWorks is upgrading their satellite distribution system to their stations with Superflex Pro Audio. RadioWorks is an innovative radio broadcaster with strong commercial and technical leadership. This cutting edge solution using IDC products and technologies is exciting and will make the RadioWorks network one of the most capable systems in the world," said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC.

"We are looking forward to implementing the SuperFlex Pro Audio solution at RadioWorks. This suite of products and its total solution will benefit all concerned. SuperFlex and IDC was the choice to provide a reliable future path for development of services and expansion of coverage" said Murray Hunt, Director of AVW.

"We are impressed with IDC's ability to be flexible with our needs and adaptable to our requirements. The professionals and products of IDC fit well with the plans of RadioWorks to expand and extend our leadership in the New Zealand market. The IDC solution is an ideal fit to replace our existing end of life system - our focus for this new network is on a high level of redundancy and reliability." said Ray Smith, Transmission Manager for RadioWorks.

The announcement was made at the NAB Show™ held in Las Vegas, April 14 to 17. The NAB Show™ is the broadcast industry's largest gathering and is an important showcase for new and emerging technologies.

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband content via satellite. 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, distance learning, 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 has an established international network of value-added partners and distributors.

About AVW:

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, AVW was founded in 1983 and focuses on supporting its customers in Broadcast, Telco and AV markets with a high level of technical and logistical support. AVW provides turnkey and box drop solutions for business end users, installers, OEM's and resellers from a comprehensive array of equipment covering a wide and varied section of electronics.

About RadioWorks:

RadioWorks has a network of more than 10 formats on 185 frequencies throughout New Zealand, from the far North to the bottom of the South Island. Every network successfully targets a different audience. RadioWorks' 10 Network Brands - The Edge, Kiwi, The Rock, New, Solid Gold, More FM, The Breeze, Radio Live, Mai FM and BSport - operate centrally from premises in Auckland. Network programmes are distributed from Auckland, with each geographic operation inserting local commercials into pre-defined time slots.

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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