International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

January 21, 2008 17:00 ET

International Datacasting Corporation and Irdeto Sign License Agreement for Cyphercast Encryption Technology

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2008) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) announced today that the company has entered into an agreement to license Irdeto's Cyphercast IP encryption technology. Under the terms of the agreement, the ongoing sales and development of the Cyphercast IP product as well as support for Cyphercast customers will transfer to IDC.

Additionally, this agreement enables IDC to combine the Cyphercast IP encryption technology with the Irdeto PIsys and FlexSMS products under a pre- existing reseller agreement where-by IDC would be the only supplier of Cyphercast IP Conditional Access Solutions.

Cyphercast is an industry-leading secure smart card- or SIM-based conditional access system that is used to provide Internet Protocol (IP) level encryption and decryption of both file-based content and streaming media. As part of their SuperFlex broadband satellite networking solution offering, IDC has provided full end-to-end secure networks to their global customer base by integrating the Cyphercast IP encryption and subscriber management systems into their broadcast/uplink facilities and by providing a full line of advanced multimedia satellite receivers with built-in Cyphercast IP decryption. The combination simplifies network deployment and expansion by providing a proven and ready-to-install encryption and conditional access system for secure DVB-S and DVB-S2 broadband satellite broadcast distribution.

The licensing of the Cyphercast IP technology from Irdeto allows IDC to improve the products of the corporation with a higher level of integration and customer support along with providing the performance levels demanded for enterprise-class satellite network applications, such as IPTV, that require an IP-level security solution.

"We are pleased and proud of our continued relationship with Irdeto. By strengthening our relationship through the signing of this agreement, our customers know that they are getting a world-class security solution that is an integral component of the system that they are purchasing from IDC. This allows our customers to feel confident in the knowledge that their valuable business information and multimedia content is secure and that their critical revenue streams are protected. These integrated solutions are used throughout our IPTV, streaming video, financial/news and digital cinema applications to ensure that content is delivered to only authorized customers in a secure and timely manner," said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC.

"This content security solution provides operators of IP-based satellite networks with a proven conditional access system," said Doug Lowther, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Irdeto. "Integrating Irdeto CA within IDC Superflex IP receivers allows operators to rapidly install fully-equipped receiver sites without security concerns or unnecessary delays encountered during the integration process."

This agreement builds on a decade-long relationship between Irdeto and IDC. Together, the two companies have developed and deployed some of the largest enterprise IP-based satellite networks around the world.

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 Irdeto

Irdeto, the proven expert in content security, provides comprehensive solutions for content protection in digital TV, IPTV and mobile environments. Irdeto is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN). The company's support, sales and R&D offices are located worldwide with corporate headquarters near Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Beijing, China. Irdeto offers both hardware- and software-based solutions. The company works with an impressive list of leading industry partners to create end-to-end solutions for any pay media business. Irdeto's goal is to help operators increase content revenue by offering best-of-class security solutions supporting a wide range of revenue models. With nearly 40 years of providing encryption technology and proven success in deploying security solutions across the globe, Irdeto continues to offer innovative products to more than 300 customers around the world. For further information on the company, please visit

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