IP - based datacasting solutions

Broadband multicasting via satellite.

International Data Casting Profile

International Datacasting Corporation. Kanata, Ontario TSX : IDC, is a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband content via satellite.

IDC is at the forefront of delivering IP-based datacasting solutions via satellite and content distribution technologies with installations in more than 100 countries worldwide. IDC's products are in demand for radio and television broadcast networks, distance learning, digital signage, digital cinema, IPTV distribution and other content distribution applications.

IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, operates in Europe through its wholly owned subsidiary PROFline B.V. in Arnhem, the Netherlands and has an established international network of value-added partners and distributors. Since 1984, International Datacasting Corporation has been on the cutting edge of digital information technologies.

Industry leading provider of secure broadband satellite datacasting solutions:

  • Applications: IPTV, digital cinema, professional radio networks, HDTV, syndicated television, financial and news and more
  • Sample Customers: Thomson Reuters, AccessIT, Westwood One, NPR, Best Buy, Tribune Broadcasting, TVN, EchoStar, SES Americom, Raytheon, SES Americom, ABC Australia, Arqiva, Vyvx, OpenSky, Notimex, Accuweather, EFE, Telefonica and many more
  • Publicly traded (TSX:IDC)
  • We are profitable, growing and well financed
  • Global presence with installations in over 100 countries
  • We provide complete end-to-end solutions
  • We offer products, integrated systems and service
  • R&D, M&S, Manufacturing and Customer Service
  • ISO 9001:2000 certified Quality Management System

IDC is a recognized market leader in providing end to end solutions for the point-to-multipoint distribution of broadband multi-media content over satellite. IDC has been first to market with a number of innovative new products developed for a broad range of advanced and emerging applications that include digital radio, syndicated television, IPTV, news/financial information distribution, interactive distance learning, digital cinema and others.

International in scope, IDC has installations in networks in over 100 countries around the world, and has a growing list of customers that includes Thomson Reuters, CBS Westwood One, National Public radio, AccessIT, SES Americom, Best Buy, Echostar, TVN, and a host of others.

Four consecutive years of growth and profitability

  • 39% growth in F2008 and nearly triple annual revenues from 4 years ago
  • YTD F2009 revenues ~90% of full-year F2008
  • Solid performance in Q3 fiscal 2009
  • Revenue: $8.1M, up 39% from $5.8M in Q3 F2008
  • EBITDA: $0.7M, up from $0.3M in Q3 F2008
  • Net income: $591,249, up from $66,389 (YTD 3Q09 is $1.4M)
  • Strong balance sheet
  • $7.2M in cash at October 31 and $13.7M in working capital
  • no term debt


IDC develops and manufactures hardware and software at our Ottawa, Canada factory under a rigorous externally audited ISO 9001 quality management system. IDC continues to be on the cutting edge of innovation and also produces custom products for select customers. Core products include hardware and software for high-speed broadband connectivity via satellite. Special competencies include sophisticated network management, conditional access, and IP multicasting.

All IDC products are manufactured in accordance with RoHS regulations and standards.


IDC offers a unique expertise in integrating the various hardware and software, as well as special capabilities and system features required for today's advanced networks. By offering end-to-end "turnkey" solutions, IDC eliminates the uncertainty inherent in dealing with multiple providers at the system level.


For selected customers who prefer not to own and operate their own network IDC can provide datacasting services from our Ottawa teleport facility. Because the teleport is built around IDC's SuperFlex DVB technology which accommodates multiple multimedia services – including audio, video, streaming media, Internet data, any digital data – easily and efficiently. IDC also offers custom engineering services and expert consultation.

Last changed at 07-Feb-2009 08:20AM by Highgrader