International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

January 29, 2008 17:01 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Awarded $2.47 Million Contract Extension From Canadian Government

IDC to provide broadcast services for Canadian Forces Personnel serving overseas

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) announced today that the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency, (CFPSA), has exercised their contract option for IDC to continue to provide radio and television broadcast services to Canadian Forces personnel serving overseas. This is the third year of the contract awarded to IDC in 2006 that had a total value of over $7 million during the three year term of the contract.

IDC delivers live news, sports, entertainment and regional programming as well as special events for the Canadian Forces Radio and Television, (CFRT) network. CFRT broadcasts television and radio programming in both official languages 24x7 to Canadian Forces and peacekeeping troops deployed around the world.

"Canadians serving overseas deserve the best programming that we can give them. IDC has proven that it has the capabilities to keep our troops in touch and connected to what is happening back home in Canada," said Mark Larose, manager Deployment Policies and Resources, CFSPA. "The commitment to quality and the performance that IDC has shown continues to be exceptional."

"We are pleased and deeply honoured to be able to continue to provide this valuable service for the Canadian Forces personnel serving overseas," said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC. "The entire company takes great pride in our work with the CFPSA and the fact that our Superflex technology is being utilized in this way. This will be the ninth year of service for us and we look forward to continuing this relationship," he continued.

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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