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Technical information on preparing for nbn® Fibre TV

How nbn Fibre TV works

nbn carry the TV services as an optical frequency along with broadband services to each home. At the premises, an nbn Fibre TV receiver is installed next to the nbn connection box (NTD) which then presents TV signals for distribution around the home.

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Preparing a premises for nbn Fibre TV

To ensure consistent delivery of Television and Pay TV services at your premises, please ensure the following (in addition to preparations for the nbn network):

  • An F Type wall plate is installed and fitted-off at each television location;
  • One continuous RG6Q coaxial cable is run from each television location to the nbn Fibre TV receiver location next to the nbn connection box (NTD);
  • A 5-2450MHz RF splitter or tap is installed to cater for each television outlet;
  • A single RG6Q coaxial cable is installed from the splitter/tap to the nbn Fibre TV receiver location with a male F Type connector, ready for connection by the registered nbn technician;
  • All components including cable and compression connectors are fitted-off and ready for connection;
  • All components are selected from Foxtel's approved parts list.

Please note: Responsibility for in-premises cabling remains with the property owner. A Foxtel or Pay TV subscription is required to receive these services.

TV services are presented by nbn at the output of the nbn Fibre TV receiver in each home. To ensure access to TV services at installation, please ensure your builder, electrician or home cabler is aware of these requirements and that your home is prepared as required.

We highly recommend property developers utilise our pre-install option, which enables the installation of the nbn connection box (NTD) while the premises is in construction. This ensures the availability of both TV and broadband services from day one. Learn more about pre-installing the nbn connection box (NTD).

Frequently Asked Questions

nbn Fibre TV takes away the need for the installation of a duplicated coaxial master antenna television (MATV) distribution system by enabling TV services to be distributed to each premises via the nbn Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) network. nbn Fibre TV may deliver savings to apartment complex developments, as the system requires:

  • Less riser cable tray as TV services are delivered via the nbn fibre distribution system.
  • Less riser space.
  • Less electronics in the development (no amplifiers or active taps) resulting in lower ongoing operational costs.
  • No additional conduit from the riser to each unit as TV services utilise the nbn fibre.

In housing developments, nbn Fibre TV enables the delivery of TV services without the aesthetic impact posed by antennas and satellite dishes on each home.

nbn Fibre TV can be ordered for Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) developments with a central comms room, in developments of 50 premises or more. For larger estates, there is an option wherein TV services can be delivered from the local exchange. Please discuss availability with your nbn New Developments Account Manager.
Developers will pay nbn a per premises charge for the installation of the components to enable the carriage of nbn Fibre TV at the development. Developers also pay the Content Service Provider (CSP) for installation of the antenna, dish, and processing equipment compatible with the nbn Fibre TV service.
nbn Fibre TV will present TV services in each premises at the output of the nbn Fibre TV receiver installed next to each nbn connection box (NTD). The developer or homeowner is responsible for the installation of a coaxial distribution system from this point to each TV location in the premises.
There are no charges to the resident to activate or operate the nbn Fibre TV service. The service is operational when residents move in.