$250m NEC kit sold for digital switchover

NEC has sold and installed an estimated $250 million in broadcast network infrastructure equipment over the past decade in preparation for the nation to switch from digital to analog television.

in brief NEC has sold and installed an estimated $250 million in broadcast network infrastructure equipment over the past decade in preparation for the nation to switch from digital to analog television.

Mildura's analog television is being switched off tomorrow at 9am, the first region to be purely digital. NEC Australia said that it will be driving 99.9 per cent of high-powered digital television terrestrial signals across Australia when the national switchover is complete.

NEC has supplied its digital television broadcast equipment to "almost all" broadcasters around the country for the switchover, according to Cooke.

Broadcast Australia and TxA are NEC's two main broadcast redistribution customers. ABC and SBS use Broadcast Australia to bounce their digital and analog signals around Australia, while channels Seven, Nine and Ten are distributed by TxA.

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