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January 27th, 2011

International Datacasting... Entertainment For The Forces (Content)

[SatBroadcasting(tm)] International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) has received a contract from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) valued at $2.8 million CDN for the continued operation of Canadian Forces Radio and Television (CFRT).

This contract represents the second of two renewal options, as part of the overall contract IDC won in a competitive tender process in December, 2008. The Canadian Forces Radio and Television (CFRT) network delivers content in entertainment programming, sports and news over two television channels, English and French, as well as FM radio. IDC provides this reliable service to Canadian Forces and peacekeeping troops deployed in several regions around the globe including the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Today, the CFRT serves Canadian Forces stationed in Afghanistan and in other areas around the world. International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) is responsible for all aspects of programming including; negotiating rights and permissions, scheduling, recording, and uplinking the secure and reliable content distribution network from its Ottawa-based network operations centre.