Client Objectives

Nine’s objective was to install a motorised 7.3m ku-band satellite uplink dish on the roof of the Nine National Playout Centre to support its playout business.  

The Ku band (Kurtz-under band) is primarily used for satellite communications, particularly for editing and broadcasting satellite television.


  • Council Development Consent
  • Having secured this consent, we costed a number of alternative solutions including the procurement of a new satellite dish.
  • The most cost effective solution - which saved $300K - was to disassemble an existing dish at Nine’s (Territory Television) Darwin site and to reassemble and lift this onto a new platform on the roof of NPC.
  • The construction of an air-conditioned Rack Room to house the switching equipment, UPS and batteries for the dish.
  • The project was delivered in a 24x7, 365 day live operating environment on time and below budget.

Additional Assignments

  • NBN Newcastle Office Fitout & Studios
  • Northern Territory Television, 82 Mitchell Street Darwin, Base Building Upgrade, Office Fitout & Studio
  • NPC fitout and base building refurbishment


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