International Datacasting Corporation Announces Management Changes
Dec 2 13
International Datacasting Corporation announced the appointment of new executives to key company functions. The changes include a new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Products, as well as a restructuring of IDC's global Sales force. The restructuring will increase IDC's responsiveness to opportunities in rapidly-growing emerging markets and position the company for increased success in those markets. Steven Archambault, IDC's new CFO, is a seasoned finance executive with over 15 years experience in financial reporting and accounting, internal controls, treasury, corporate income taxes, and financial system implementations. Archambault has served as IDC's Director of Finance and Treasury since 2012, and is highly knowledgeable regarding the company's operations. Archambault will continue to be located in Ottawa and his new role is effective immediately. IDC's outgoing CFO, Rick Clements, will continue at IDC until January 31, 2014 in order to support a smooth transition of responsibilities. Clements will also be available to IDC on a consulting basis after his departure to provide support as required. Steeve Huin, IDC's new Vice President of Products, joins IDC from Irdeto. Most recently, he was Irdeto's Senior Product Director, where he held responsibility for Conditional Access, overseeing a global product line serving industry leading Pay TV Operators and Broadcasters. Walter Capitani, previously IDC's VP of Product Management, has been named Vice President of Marketing. Capitani's new responsibilities include strategic marketing, business development, and marketing communications. He recently coordinated a full review of IDC's strategy and product lines, and will lead the development of industry partnerships and strategic relationships. He will also assist the CEO and IDC's Board of Directors in evaluating potential opportunities for non-organic growth by IDC. New sales organization targets emerging market growth: the company announced the reorganization of its global Sales force. IDC's Sales teams will be structured on a regional basis, allowing increased delegation of authority, faster decision making, and more effective interactions with customers, partners, and resellers. The new organization will place more emphasis on fast-growing emerging markets, which offer strong opportunities to IDC. The executives responsible for each sales region will be as follows: Peter Neuman, Regional Director, Americas. Neuman recently joined IDC from Hansen Technologies, where he was head of Sales for the Pay TV business segment. Neuman will oversee IDC's business in the Americas and lead efforts to expand IDC's presence in Latin America. Berry Eskes, Regional Director, EMEA North. In addition to driving IDC's sales in Northern and Eastern Europe, he will focus on developing markets and acquiring new customers in the Middle East, Russia, and the former CIS countries. Berend Blokzijl, Regional Director, EMEA South. He will lead IDC's sales in Western and Southern Europe, and in addition will focus on acquiring new customers in the rapidly growing African market. Doug Pierce, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific. Doug will develop IDC's direct and distribution sales capabilities across all of Asia-Pacific. Virginia Lee Williams, previous VP of Global Sales, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of IDC. Doug Lowther will serve as Interim VP of Global Sales in addition to his other responsibilities as President and CEO.
International Datacasting Corporation Upgrades CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC with IDC's STAR Pro Audio Solution
Nov 21 13
International Datacasting Corporation announced that CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC will upgrade its network across Peru using IDC's STAR Pro Audio Receivers. IDC's STAR system offers a technological leap forward by saving up to 60% in satellite bandwidth costs. STAR is the modern replacement for IDC's ABR professional audio system, which is still being used to deliver content to tens of thousands of transmitter sites across the world. CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC is a long-term IDC customer, and offers a wide variety of targeted music stations, as well as the ability to advertise locally in major cities. These highly popular stations enjoy a diverse audience who tune in daily for entertainment that reflects a contemporary Latin American market. CRP MEDIOS Y ENTRETENIMIENTO SAC plans to deploy IDC's STAR in a multi-phase approach that will work in tandem with the ABR platform until all systems are in place, allowing for a seamless transition.
International Datacasting to Showcase its Targeted AD Insertion Platforms for Radio and TV at AfricaCom 2013
Nov 11 13
International Datacasting announced it will highlight its STAR Pro Audio Solution and LASER Targeted Ad Insertion Platform within the booth of its partner Stratosat Datacom (Pty) Ltd. (stand A06a). This year marks IDC's first appearance at AfricaCom. IDC will highlight the second generation of its popular STAR Pro Audio Solution. The platform provides radio networks with localized ad insertion, helping them to increase revenue and lower
operating expenditures. The STAR Pro Audio Solution allows operators to easily insert stored audio files into live or recorded programming, send selected ads to specific regions or receivers, and play the right content at the best time with its time-shifting functionality. Additionally, the solution allows for significant cost savings. It uses up to 70% less satellite bandwidth compared to other systems by requiring just 120 kHz space segment for a high quality stereo broadcast. Other cost savings can be realized through shared hub support, which enables multiple radio networks to share one multi-channel receiver instead of deploying several single-channel receivers. Also to be featured at AfricaCom is IDC's LASER platform, which provides targeted local ad insertion and DVB-S/S2 satellite video reception in a single cost-effective device. The solution affords broadcasters greater flexibility, eliminating the barriers of licensing constraints and regulatory issues, and enabling regionalized ad insertion and blackout management for satellite
delivered content. LASER enables television networks and content distributors to broaden their advertising clientele and increase revenue through a highly targeted, network-wide approach.