International Datacasting Expands Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Network with Comprehensive Distribution Solution

Posted on October 4, 2010

Ottawa, ON – October 4, 2010 –  International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX: IDC), a global leader in providing IP-based datacasting solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content, announced that it has entered into a partnership to supply Arqiva with its comprehensive digital cinema-specific content distribution applications and remote site equipment.

Arqiva had previously selected IDC and implemented an initial network placing IDC in the vanguard of digital cinema distribution service providers in Europe. With this next phase, Arqiva will significantly expand the deployment of its network to cinemas — powered by IDC’s digital cinema-specific remote site solutions — providing a fully managed electronic delivery service across Europe for its media distributor clients.  These systems power the delivery of feature-length films, movie trailers, and live alternative content such as sporting events, concerts, and theatrical exhibitions to cinemas equipped with the Arqiva Digital Cinema satellite system. 

Arqiva’s Satellite & Media Commercial Director, Barrie Woolston, commented, “Our development teams have been working collaboratively over recent months to develop a platform that provides Arqiva with significant operational efficiencies. IDC has played a significant role in supporting our aspirations to become the principle network for the delivery of digital cinema packages (DCP’s) in Europe and we look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour in the months to come as we roll out even greater functionality for our network partners.”

Fred Godard, President and CEO of IDC commented, “Digital cinema is a market segment in which IDC’s mix of technical innovation and reliability are in great demand.  We are gratified to have this prestigious network in our portfolio and look forward to a continued strong relationship with this important customer.”

About Arqiva

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.  The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.  

About International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in providing IP-based datacasting solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content. IDC has a broad portfolio of advanced technology products marketed under the names SuperFlex, Datacast XD, Tiernan, Logic Innovations and PROFline for implementing a wide range of broadband content contribution and distribution networks. IDC's products are in demand for radio and television broadcast networks, distance learning, digital satellite news gathering and sport contribution, digital signage, digital cinema, IPTV distribution and other applications. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. International in scope, IDC has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Australia, Singapore and China and an international network of value-added partners and distributors.

Contact:
International Datacasting Corporation
Christine Rozak
Tel. 613-596-4120 x 2215
E-mail: crozak@datacast.com

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.