International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

June 05, 2012 08:28 ET

towerCast Selects International Datacasting for Advanced Radio Distribution Network

Attn: Business/High-Tech Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), the global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters, announces that towerCast has selected IDC as its technology partner for the expansion of its vast radio broadcast network, based in France. The initial order is valued at approximately US$2 million, and this contract is expected to expand as the network grows to include more French radio groups. towerCast currently manages a network of close to 550 sites nationwide.

The initial order for NRJ GROUP French FM networks, includes a redundant IDC head end and multiple SuperFlex® Pro Audio and STAR Pro Audio receivers for IP transport which together provides a hybrid network solution which will enable NRJ GROUP radio networks to provide regionalized and local ad insertion, and local programming in key markets, while allowing access by multiple transmission tower operators.

towerCast is looking to ensure effective control over its radio broadcast network, and to extend its reach into new markets. The proposed network platform will provide enhanced security and reliability within a comprehensive end-to-end satellite audio distribution solution. This state-of-the-art radio network provides optimal functionality and flexibility for the delivery of towerCast radio services, nationally and regionally, throughout France.

"towerCast selected IDC based on their 20 years of experience and innovation in building powerful audio broadcast networks," stated Raphael Eyraud, towerCast Head of International & Radio Department. "This state-of-the-art platform will meet all of our requirements for national and regional growth in radio content distribution."

"IDC is pleased that towerCast has chosen us to expand their vast satellite radio distribution network, extending their broadcast reach across France," stated Frederick Godard, IDC President and CEO. "IDC looks forward to working with towerCast for the future expansion of their radio network."

About towerCast:

The first "tower company", with nearly 22% of French private radio broadcasting, towerCast manages a portfolio of nearly 550 points high for radio broadcasting and digital terrestrial television. With its technical expertise and responsiveness proven for over 25 years, towerCast radio technology is in the service of audiovisual companies that want to outsource the design, deployment and broadcasting of their networks.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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 30, 2012.

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Christine Rozak, Director of Marketing
    613-596-4120 x 2215