[SatBroadcasting(tm)] International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) and Deluxe / EchoStar LLC have an agreement for an initial order of IDC’s digital cinema specific equipment and content distribution solutions, that will potentially be worth several million dollars.
Deluxe / EchoStar LLC is a joint venture formed by Deluxe Digital Cinema Inc. and EchoStar Satellite Services, L.L.C. to distribute digital content via satellite to cinemas throughout Canada and the United States. Deluxe / EchoStar will deploy a turn-key content delivery system that includes IDC’s Pro Cinema Cache Servers, with dual DVB-S2 satellite demodulators, on board storage, and DCP aware applications. Vern Smith, Senior Vice President of EchoStar, commented, “IDC has integrated next generation digital cinema-functionality into its solution that will allow Deluxe / EchoStar to operate our network in a converged mode with live, file-based, and on-demand delivery. This is very exciting for the future of digital cinema distribution.”