International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

October 16, 2008 16:30 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces New Order for Far North High Speed IP Network

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC), a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content via satellite, announced today that it has received an order from SSI Micro, based in Yellowknife, NWT, for receivers to upgrade its satellite delivered high speed internet service to remote communities across Northern Canada.

SSI Micro is the largest ISP in the region, servicing more than 60 Northern communities within Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. SSI Micro specializes in deploying turnkey networks to communities that do not have access to terrestrial connectivity and delivers broadband internet via an advanced broadband satellite delivery platform. SSI Micro is upgrading its network to include the latest DVB-S2 technology

SSI Micro has purchased IDC's SFX3101 DVB-S2 satellite receiver with advanced 8PSK modulation, which allows for significant improvements in bandwidth utilization. The SFX3101 is a key part of the network, allowing for higher data throughput which translates into faster response and more content being delivered to communities.

"We are delighted to be announcing a substantial upgrade to our QINIQ and AirWare Network infrastructure." said Jeff Philipp, President of SSI Micro. "IDC's Satellite Receivers will enhance the quality of service that our customers experience, as well as provide a 3-7% gain in satellite efficiency. We have a firm goal of delivering the best and most desired services to the thousands of subscribers on our network. This upgrade will allow our customers to enjoy improved performance when using bandwidth hungry applications such as YouTube, online gaming, and other rich video content," he continued.

"We are pleased to be working with SSI Micro, a leader in the community, and proud that our products continue to be used to provide much needed connectivity across northern Canada. said Ron Clifton, IDC President and CEO. "Our SFX 3101 DVB-S2 satellite receivers continue to lead the way in the market with features that include ease of connectivity to terrestrial Internet Protocol (IP) networks as well as advanced modulation and high speed performance," he added.

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.

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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