International Datacasting Corporation
TSX : IDC

International Datacasting Corporation

March 26, 2007 16:30 ET

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

IDC Continues to Provide Broadcast Services for Canadian Forces Serving Abroad

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 26, 2007) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a world leader in broadband data broadcasting via satellite, announced today that the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA) has exercised their contract option for IDC to continue to provide broadcast services for Canadian Forces overseas. Valued at $2.47 million, this contract extension is the second year of a contract awarded to IDC in 2006 that is valued at more than $7 million over its three-year expected period of performance.

Using its SuperFlex broadband DVB solution, IDC delivers live news and sports, entertainment, and regional programming as well as coverage of special events for the Canadian Forces Radio and Television (CFRT) network. CFRT provides 24x7 French and English-language radio and television programming to Canadian Armed Forces and peacekeeping troops deployed overseas.

"Canadians serving overseas deserve the best and IDC has provided us with the capabilities to make sure they stay connected to what's happening at home," said Mark Larose, Manager Deployment Policies and Resources, CFPSA. "The consistent quality and performance that IDC has shown in delivering broadcast programming to our troops has been exceptional."

"We are very pleased and proud to be continuing our long-standing commitment to providing the CFRT service for CFPSA," said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC. "This contract extension marks the eighth year of operation of this important service by IDC for the Canadian Forces. Delivering reliable first-class communications to even the harshest environments is where IDC shines."

About the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency:

CFPSA provides morale and welfare programs and services to the military community and contributes to the operational readiness and effectiveness of the Canadian Forces. CFPSA provides satellite radio and television service on a 24 hour per day seven day per week basis to Canadian Forces members stationed at various locations throughout the world. The CFPSA service is transmitted on an encrypted closed circuit satellite system. The total Canadian Forces audience worldwide varies between 2,000 - 4,000 members. These television services from home are important in maintaining the morale and welfare of Canadian Forces members and contributing to overall operational effectiveness. (See www.cfpsa.com.)

About International Datacasting Corporation:

IDC (TSX: IDC) provides advanced products, systems and services for the implementation of broadband wireless infrastructure networks used to distribute broadband multimedia data. IDC is at the forefront of delivering IP-based datacasting solutions via satellite and content distribution technologies with installations in more than 75 countries worldwide. IDC's products are in demand for radio and television broadcast networks, enterprise networks, distance learning, and digital signage, digital cinema, high-speed Internet infrastructure and other multimedia content distribution applications. IDC is a recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Canada Export Award for Innovation and Technology Achievement. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, operates in Europe through its subsidiary PROFline B.V. in Arnhem, the Netherlands and has an established international network of value-added partners and distributors. Visit IDC on the web at www.intldata.ca.

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.

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Edward DiCarlo, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    613-596-4120 x 240
    edicarlo@intldata.ca
    or
    Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency
    Mark Larose, Manager Deployment Policies and Resources
    613-996-8685
    Larose.m@forces.gc.ca