Digital content distribution solutions provider International Datacasting Corporation has been awarded a new contract to provide the Canadian Forces Radio and Television (CFRT) broadcast services for up to a further five year period.
This new contract replaces the existing contract which expires on March 31, 2012 and extends the service offering on similar terms for the next two years, with options for one year renewals in each of the three years thereafter at the discretion of the Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services.
CFRT’s two video and four radio channels will be packaged by IDC based on Canadian programming sources to create a private and secure broadcast network. The CFRT service will be provisioned to the various deployed Canadian Forces personnel in military locations in Europe and the Middle East using MPEG video encoding and DVB satellite technology.
IDC is responsible for all aspects of programming including; negotiating rights and permissions, scheduling, recording, and managing the secure and reliable content distribution network from its Teleport in Ottawa.
“We are proud to continue this tradition with the CFRT, now in our 12th consecutive year, of providing this valuable Teleport service to our Canadian troops serving overseas”, stated Frederick Godard, IDC President and CEO. “It is an honour to continue to serve and connect Canadians throughout the world.”
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 Teleport service to Canadian Forces and peacekeeping troops deployed in various regions around the globe.