About

Behind Powerful Production

The foundations of today’s NEP Australia were laid 30 years ago, in a vastly different era for the television industry. While technology has changed broadcasting in ways hardly imaginable then, our core mission remains: we bring our clients’ content to life on any platform using the team, know-how and production resources that set both Australian and global standards.

Our history, clients, projects and ownership evidence steadfast industry confidence. We began in 1988 as Hoyt’s Television, providing outsourced studio, outside broadcast and post production services for Australian horse racing. When the Ten Network looked to make more efficient use of its outside broadcast fleet, we acquired those assets in 1995, whereupon Ten became a shareholder and the company was renamed Global Television. Underscoring the value we provide, the Nine Network joined Ten as a shareholder four years later. Leading private equity firm Catalyst Media Services acquired Global Television in 2006, supporting the business through considerable expansion and development and leading to NEP Group Inc’s purchase in early 2014.

Along the way, our company has consistently demonstrated the ability to meet specific market needs and scored many world- and Australia-firsts:

Click to view NEP Australia history and milestones:

1988
Company founded, trading as Hoyt’s Television, to cover Australian horse racing
1995
Company renamed Global Television
1995
Acquires the Ten Network’s outside broadcast fleet
1995
Ten becomes a shareholder
1999
Acquires the Nine Network’s outside broadcast fleet
1999
Nine becomes a shareholder
2000
Launches Australia’s first full-length expanding Standard Definition digital OB super truck (Seven Network
2000
Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games
2001
Host Broadcaster for Good Will Games
2002
Provides International Broadcast Centre for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Coolum, QLD
2003
First with video monitor unit (VMU) control of EVS system (Ten Network, Australian Idol)
2006
Host Broadcaster for 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games (TWI)
2006
First to use EVS host broadcast logging system for a multi-sports event (Australian broadcast rights holder, Nine Network, 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games)
2006
Designs and implements first large scale High Definition flyaway (Nine Network, 2006 Melbourne)
2006
World’s first EVS to AVID file transfer (Seven Network, AFL Brownlow Medal)
2006
Nine and Ten networks sell their equity in Global Television to Catalyst Media Services Pty Limited and Global Television Management
2006
Global Television and Seven Network form studios joint venture at Coventry Street Properties, Southbank, VIC (now NEP Studios Melbourne)
2006
Global Television and Seven Network form studios joint venture at Coventry Street Properties, Southbank, VIC (now NEP Studios Melbourne)
2007
Australia’s first tapeless production record (Warner Brothers, The Banana Splits)
2007
World-first conversion of an industrial ultra super slow motion camera in a V10 to a traditional broadcast camera operating format.
2008
Launches Australia’s first double-expanding High Definition super truck
2008
Host Broadcaster for World Youth Day (IMG)
2009
Debuts world’s first radio frequency (RF) store-and-forward camera system (Nine Network, NRL State of Origin 2)
2009
Australia (possibly world) first combination of live Sony XD Cam capture with ability to store-and-forward footage for transmission via XD link (Nine Network, NRL matches)
2010
Australia’s first live 3D sports telecast (FOX Sports, Australia v New Zealand Soccer Friendly)
2010
World’s first live terrestrial 3D broadcast (Nine Network, State of Origin series)
2010
Designs world-first tapeless High Definition workflow solution (FremantleMedia Australia, Neighbours)
2010
Provides International Broadcast Centre for Delhi Commonwealth Games in partnership with Shaf Broadcast (Doordarshan, Host Broadcaster, 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games)
2010
Facilitates Oprah Winfrey’s historic ‘Tour Down Under’ outside broadcasts from the Sydney Opera House
2010
Company moves to current Australian headquarters and studio complex at Eveleigh (Sydney), NSW
2011
Acquires Cutting Edge’s outside broadcast assets
2011
Facilitates Presidents Cup golf, Australia’s largest outside broadcast event of the year (NBC Sports, PGA Tour, Jupiter Telecommunications, Nine Network Australia, FOX Sports)
2011
Facilitates Presidents Cup golf, Australia’s largest outside broadcast event of the year (NBC Sports, PGA Tour, Jupiter Telecommunications, Nine Network Australia, FOX Sports)
2011
Provides International Broadcast Centre and Media Centre for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, WA
2012
Introduces Australian-first Jita-cam (Seven Network, Dancing with the Stars)
2012
Builds and deploys dedicated high definition studios and offices for FOX Footy Channel at NEP Studios Melbourne within five-month timeframe (FOX Sports)
2012
2012 Establishes formal broadcast technical training partnerships with Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga, NSW) and Central Institute (Perth, WA)
2013
Delivers Australia’s first end-to-end outsource of a major sports event (Seven Network, Rugby League World Cup)
2013-14
Delivers every frame of televised cricket in Australian summer season (Ten Network, Big Bash; Nine Network and FOX Sports, One-day International and Test cricket)
2014
Company acquired by NEP Group Inc
2014
Provides International Broadcasting Centre and hosting cameras for Ten Network’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games coverage
2014
Host Broadcaster of G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting, Sydney (Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet)
2014
Acquires the award-winning Silk Studios in Willoughby (Sydney) NSW
2014
Produces two fully-produced ready-to-air channels for G20 Leaders’ Summit Brisbane, a G20 first (Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet)
2015
Facilitates Presidents Cup golf from Incheon, Korea (NBC Sports Group, PGA Tour, Golf Channel, Jupiter Television Japan, Chinese Golf Network, Seoul Broadcasting System)
2015
Delivers first live cricket broadcasts in 4K ultra high definition (Star Sports India, 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup)
2016
Delivers Australian-first centralised video refereeing system using Hawkeye technology, with the NRL later basing their digital team at the facility (National Rugby League, The Bunker at NEP Studios Sydney)
2016
Takes on Seven Network’s AFL to now facilitate all NRL and AFL TV coverage in Australia
2016
Transforms NEP Studios Sydney to broadcast facility for Seven Network’s 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games: three control rooms, master control room, ingest rooms, edit suites and virtual reality set manned by 300 local staff, with further 100 staff on the ground in Rio
2016
Acquires Mediatec Asia Pacific
2017
Announces world’s largest networked centralised remote production centres, the Sydney and Melbourne Andrews Hubs (inaugural client, FOX Sports); will come on line in early 2018
2017
Engineering, systems integration maintenance and warehouse teams move to new premises in Homebush, NSW, to make room for NEP Hubs at NEP Studios Sydney

Unmatched Technical Experience

Recognized throughout the industry, our Worldwide Network is comprised of highly trained, experienced engineers and technicians.

  • NEP has over 1,650 highly trained and experienced technical engineers working for a variety of clients and projects across our Worldwide Network, many who have been recognized industrywide for their contributions and expertise.
  • Always pursuing innovative ideas, NEP created the Office of the CTO to focus on industry trends, new technology and supplier opportunities to develop creative, effective solutions for our clients.
  • NEP is committed to providing training and career advancement opportunities, as well as to take the lead in STEM education for the next generation of engineers

Client-focused Innovation

We take the steps needed to support our clients – and with our clients – to go “above and beyond.” It’s part of who we are and how we do business.

  • Throughout our history we’ve worked with clients to drive technology forward, and the results speak volumes. Learn more about our innovation here.
  • NEP has a seat at the table with major suppliers. We hear what our clients need and help move that from conversation to the development of new technology solutions.

Custom Scalable Solutions

We offer solutions to meet single- or multi-service requirements, for events large or small. We work with our clients to identify their unique needs.

  • NEP’s solutions are scalable to any size event, in any combination of services.
  • Each client’s solutions are built to that client’s and/or event’s unique needs. And, our industry-leading talent works with every client at every step: design, integration, execution and support.
  • We have the largest inventory of equipment and resources on hand that can be deployed anywhere it is needed.

Global Scale, Local Service

No matter where events take our clients, we can be there with consistent delivery worldwide and local superior service.

Industry-Leading Management Team

Our teams are led by people who have worked in—and grown with—the industry and our clients.Learn more about our industry-leading management team here.

Proven Experience

For more than three decades, we’ve been the trusted partner to the most-watched and mission-critical events around the world.

From large international broadcasts to small regional productions, we are proud to cover it all. We have experience supporting shows of all shapes and sizes, in over 85 countries on all seven continents.

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