New World Infrastructure (NWI) hopes to tap into the mainland's digital television market after forging a multimillion-dollar alliance with China Aerospace International, despite making a huge provision on set-top box output last year. NWI, the telecommunications and new media technology investment arm of New World Development, will invest $300 million to $500 million in the first two years of the venture, which will make digital television set-top boxes. 'The digital television market is where we put our mainstream investment,' managing director Douglas Chan Wing-tak said. 'Our products are leading the industry and we can use the technology in other overseas markets.' Last year, the company reported a $1.1 billion loss, including a $450 million provision for the manufacture of set-top boxes. Mr Chan said no significant provision would be made this year as its new set-top boxes could carry video-on-demand programming, which would be the income driver. The venture, 51 per cent owned by NWI, is expected to generate $4 billion in two years. The investment amount will be raised to $4 billion after two years if the launch is successful. Mr Chan expected the firm to break even in three to four years.