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NEC and ACMI set to make television history

  • 04 May, 2006 13:52

<p>The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and NEC Australia are joining forces to create the world’s largest TV wall.</p>
<p>The massive, 750 strong display of NEC screens, known as the “NEC TV Wall” will be the focal point of ACMI’s new landmark exhibition TV50, a celebration of 50 years of television in Australia.</p>
<p>The screens will feature amazing footage from Australia’s rich television heritage from the very first words spoken on Australian television by Bruce Gyngell up to contemporary offerings including Australian Idol.</p>
<p>Dr Ziggy Switkowski, President, ACMI said; “ACMI is delighted to welcome NEC Australia as the major exhibition partner. As an organisation with innovation as one of its core values, and a world leader in the development of communications technologies, NEC Australia is truly an ideal partner for ACMI. And with ACMI’s positioning as a unique cultural centre at the very cutting-edge of technology we hope this initial partnership with NEC grows into a significant long term relationship.</p>
<p>“ACMI looks forward to working with NEC Australia to present TV50, a landmark exhibition which celebrates an important cultural milestone in Australia’s history.”</p>
<p>Toshiharu Iwasa, Managing Director, NEC Australia said; “as the Principal Partner of the TV50 exhibition, NEC Australia is proud to announce the unique partnership with ACMI. NEC was one of the first company’s to produce colour televisions and today we continue to push the boundaries of technology, driving new technologies such as Plasma and LCD displays into Australian homes.”</p>
<p>Tony Sweeney, Director ACMI said, “In only its third year of operation, ACMI has quickly established itself as an international hub for screen and digital cultures and is one of only a few centres in the world dedicated to showcasing the moving image in all its forms.</p>
<p>“ACMI’s diverse range of exhibitions, films and public programs cater to many audiences and offer a plethora of sponsorship opportunities tailored to meet each potential partner’s requirements. Together with our strong networks and exciting programming, ACMI looks forward to the future and to developing strong, positive relationships with partners such as NEC Australia.”</p>
<p>For media enquiries, please contact:
Lynn Hepple
Public &amp; Media Relations Manager
NEC Australia Pty Ltd
(03) 9264 3746
0411 563 907</p>
<p>Justin Rogers
ACMI Communications Coordinator
Ph: 03 8663 2475
Mobile: 0412 172 887</p>
<p>About NEC Australia
NEC Australia is a provider of superior, affordable products, services and solutions to carriers, business, government and consumers. As a leader in the development of broadband and mobile communications technologies, NEC Australia’s strong sales and service focus has propelled the company to the forefront of a new era in communications. Through the provision of new technologies such as plasma displays, data projectors and high-speed broadband connections, NEC Australia also drives innovation into the home. Boasting the largest Research and Development facility in Australia, NEC’s commitment to innovation and continued expansion into export markets remains unrivalled. As well as undertaking leading R &amp; D in DSL technologies and third-generation (3G) mobile terminals, NEC Australia's broadband business, Nextep broadband, delivers business grade DSL services for SMEs, corporates and government. For additional information, please visit the NEC Australia or Nextep websites at</p>

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