International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

April 16, 2012 08:00 ET

Radio Maria Selects IDC STAR Pro Audio™ for Worldwide Broadcast Network

IDC expands STAR pro audio™ portfolio at NAB 2012

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) announces that Radio Maria and World Family of Radio Maria have selected and started to deploy the STAR Pro Audio receivers within its worldwide network. IDC will unveil its newest STAR receiver at NAB 2012, Las Vegas, April 16-19, 2012.

With a presence in each country where Radio Maria broadcasts, World Family of Radio Maria operates a vast, global broadcast network on an IDC satellite radio distribution platform. World Family of Radio Maria currently delivers catholic radio programming in multiple languages to over 1,500 transmitter locations in 56 countries. Having successfully deployed earlier generation IDC radio receivers, Radio Maria has now qualified and started to deploy the new STAR Pro Audio receiver series.

The highly reliable STAR Pro Audio receiver, which features the latest open standard modulation and audio compression technologies, offers the ideal replacement platform for satellite radio networks based on older technologies that are nearing end of life, as well as offering state-of-the-art performance for new network builds. The ability to combine efficient DVB-S2 demodulation with AAC audio decoding reduces annual satellite bandwidth requirements and drives down customers' operating costs.

"Having successfully deployed their equipment over the past 20 years, we are pleased to continue to work with IDC to bring our message to a growing audience," stated Claudio Re on behalf of Radio Maria. "The STAR Pro Audio continues IDC's long tradition of delivering reliable, high performance satellite radio receivers."

STAR Pro Audio at NAB 2012

IDC will be unveiling an expanded STAR Pro Audio receiver portfolio at NAB 2012. The series now includes three models supporting different decoder configurations. Combining multiple decoders in one chassis reduces the investment cost for radio networks delivering more than one channel to each transmitter site.

"IDC has been a pioneer and leader in the satellite delivery of radio programming for over 20 years," stated Frederick Godard, IDC President and CEO. "The introduction of the new STAR Pro Audio receiver series highlights IDC's continued tradition and commitment to supporting our customers in the radio distribution market."

Learn why the world's premiere broadcasters rely on IDC to ensure managed, uninterrupted delivery of valuable entertainment, news and advertising content for enhanced revenue generation. Find out more about IDC's latest products and solutions for radio, television, digital cinema and data networks at NAB 2012 Booth SU-2608. Details:

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters in radio, television and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including Pro Audio, Pro Video, Pro Cinema, and Pro Data for implementing broadcast content contribution and distribution applications. IDC's products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, and IPTV, among others. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. IDC has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Australia, Singapore and China with an international network of value-added partners and distributors.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements reflecting IDC's objectives, estimates and expectations that may involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about expected revenue impacts. IDC's actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, competitive developments; risks associated with IDC's growth; any difficulties with integrating acquired product lines into IDC's business and/or manufacturing procedures; any difficulties or disputes with IDC's subcontractors, contract manufacturers and suppliers; IDC's dependence on the development and growth of the satellite datacasting market; a lengthy and variable sales cycle for IDC's products and services; IDC's reliance on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue; regulatory risks and intellectual property infringement. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as expressly required by applicable law. Forward-looking statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding IDC's expectations as at the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. 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 and which are available on SEDAR at, including, without limitation, IDC's Annual Information Form dated April 29, 2011.

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