Ottawa-based International Datacasting Corporation has won a $5.3-million contract with National Public Radio (NPR) to improve the public broadcaster’s Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS). NPR uses the PRSS to broadcast programming content to more than 800 public radio stations in the United States. IDC, a distributor of multimedia content over satellite, will work to improve the system that was first developed in 1979. The project to modernize the satellite system has been dubbed “PRSS Forward,” a release said. IDC’s new satellite receivers will allow the NPR stations to receive content from multiple satellites. The Canadian company will also work toward improving bandwidth efficiency within the system and add support for up to four live radio streams.