MOU with PBS

OTTAWA – International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) signs a memorandum of understanding with the US Public Broadcasting System (PBS) to provide infrastructure for a next-generation satellite network. IDC, a provider of IDC.JPGmultimedia content and solutions for broadband distribution via satellite, says the project calls for equipment that will deliver non-real time HD and standard definition programming to PBS stations across the US. “We are delighted to be associated with this prestigious network. PBS' reputation for technology leadership and thoroughness makes this a particular honour and reflects well on our products and team,” says IDC president and CEO Ron Clifton. The alpha phase of the project includes installing head-end transmission equipment and the deployment of an initial group of receive sites. The next phase, roll out to the 177 Public TV downlinks, is expected to move forward within 90 days. Content, including file-based HDTV programming, will be distributed using IDC’s SuperFlex broadband DVB/S2-IP satellite datacasting system and Datacast XD content management and distribution software. PBS’s 356 member stations provide programming for more than 115 million viewers monthly.

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