International Datacasting Corporation
TSX : IDC

International Datacasting Corporation

February 28, 2008 17:00 ET

International Datacasting Tapped by AccessIT for Live Digital Cinema Sports Event: Satellite Broadcast of Texas Basketball Rivalry Scores With Fans

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2008) - International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) announced today that its longtime customer AccessIT broadcast the February 18 University of Texas vs. Texas A&M basketball game live to digital cinemas. The event, which marks the professional debut of AccessIT's CineLive® broadcasting technology based on IDC's SFX ProVideo HD receivers for live digital cinema events, showcased the classic rivalry between the two teams at Carmike Cinemas, Galaxy Theatres and Rave Motion Pictures locations across Texas.

AccessIT is the world's leading provider of digital cinema, with deployments to more than 3,700 screens thus far, and IDC has provided the advanced satellite network technology AccessIT has used to deliver digital films for millions of showings. In support of this special live event for a major sports television broadcaster, IDC provided its next-generation SuperFlex SFX3101 ProVideo models with HD/SD real-time decoding capabilities.

The broadcast, in crisp, real-time, high definition, was well-received by fans and industry professionals alike.

"We are impressed not only with the outstanding performance and reliability of IDC's technology, but also the company's responsiveness to the tight logistical deployment challenges, deadlines and complexities of live events," Jeff Butkovsky, Chief Technology Officer of AccessIT commented "With digital cinema, theatergoers can enjoy more events like this basketball showdown."

"We've been providing technology to enable the satellite delivery of digital cinema for years. Now with the expanded live 2-D and 3-D capabilities in our ProVideo and Cinelive/Sensio product line we are playing a key role in enabling important new business models and revenue opportunities for this rapidly growing market. It's important to note that this is just one of several applications where our ProVideo line is proving itself invaluable as the world moves more and more towards expanded digital distribution," said Ron Clifton, President and CEO of IDC.

The announcement was made at Satellite 2008, a leading industry conference and tradeshow that brings together the satellite industry to showcase new technologies and advanced applications. IDC's ProVideo receivers are on display along with a complete line of products for advanced applications such as IPTV, Video on Demand, broadcast audio and video networks, enterprise networks..

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.

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (AccessIT) is the global leader in providing integrated solutions for digital cinema. The Company's ground-breaking digital cinema networked services along with its Library Management Server™ and Theatre Command Center™ have enabled theatres across the United States to play more than five million digital 2-D and 3-D showings of Hollywood features to date. AccessIT's comprehensive vendor neutral solutions provide pre-show entertainment, feature movies and live and pre-recorded alternative content via satellite to expand box office sales and develop new ways to attract incremental revenues. Through its alternative content distribution division, The Bigger Picture, AccessIT offers channels of programming including Opera, Kidtoons, Faith Based, Music, High Octane Sports and Anime. Access Integrated Technologies® and AccessITTM are trademarks of Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. For more information on AccessIT, visit www.accessitx.com. (AIXD-G)

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