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International Datacasting Corporation announces $2.8M contract for Canadian Forces


February 3, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) has announced that it 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.

IDC provides broadband multimedia content distribution via satellite to
Canadian Forces and peacekeeping troops deployed in several regions
around the globe including the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

“This
marks the eleventh consecutive year that IDC has been chosen to provide
this valuable service to our Canadian troops serving overseas. It is
truly gratifying to know that our IDC Teleport services are keeping our
troops informed, entertained and connected throughout the world,” said
Frederick Godard, president and CEO of the Ottawa-based company.

CFRT
network delivers content in entertainment programming, sports and news
over English and French television channels, as well as FM radio. Today,
the network serves Canadian Forces stationed in Afghanistan and in
other areas around the world.