NICAM stands for Near Instantaneously Companded Audio Multiplex.

NICAM is a digital stereo sound system for analogue TV. It means all your television sound will be sharp and clear, and when you are watching a movie you will hear all the same stereo effects that you could in a cinema. 

NICAM was developed by BBC Research in England who started broadcasting with NICAM stereo sound in 1988.

Factum Electronics is the world-leading supplier of equipment for NICAM.