ASTRA 2014 Conference

2014 ASTRA Conference

4 September, 2014
The Star Event Centre
80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW  

The television industry is enjoying a ‘golden age’ because it has understood and embraced the deep human need for stories told as a way of understanding and interpreting the world.But change is upon us. The rapid march of technology is transforming the industry, changing the way content is created and scheduled, the platforms that distribute it, as well as audience behaviour and how it is measured.

Now entering its twentieth year, the Australian subscription television industry is embarking on a period of adjustment which will demand the same superior content, but with new distribution platforms, business models and ways of engaging audiences.

This is our Game of Change.


Turner International President Gerhard Zeiler


Gerhard Zeiler, President of Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. has been named as a keynote speaker at the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Conference 2014, to be held on Thursday 4 September at The Star Event Centre.

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Helen Jackson, Chief Content Officer, BBC Worldwide

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Helen Jackson will outline how the BBC, one of the world’s largest television organisations, is responding to changing tastes, and how content is created, consumed and delivered to audiences.

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Liz Dolan, Chief Marketing Officer at Fox International Channels

Liz Dolan is currently responsible for marketing operations for over 300 channels internationally, with brands including Fox, Fox Sports and National Geographic Channel, Dolan has held senior marketing roles at a number of television organisations and global brands including as CMO for OWN(the Oprah Winfrey Network) and Corporate Vice President of Global Marketing at Nike.

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On September 4, 2014 the ASTRA 2014 Conference will offer a strong line-up of speakers to share their expert opinions.

The ASTRA conference is a great opportunity for attendees to catch-up, network and hear from inspiring professionals in the industry. The day will kick-off with the popular Women in Television Breakfast.


The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) is the body representing subscription television platforms, the operators of more than 50 independent TV channels, advertising sales agencies and equipment manufacturers. Together, ASTRA members broadcast content to one in three Australians in their homes via Foxtel, Foxtel Play, Presto, Telstra T-Box and Xbox 360, and a million more via narrowcast services to hotels and clubs. ASTRA members invest $700 million annually in local production, add nearly $1.6 billion to GDP, and create 6600 jobs in dozens of businesses large and small. ASTRA represents the industry in the media and on regulatory and policy issues, conducts conferences, manages codes of practice, and organises awards that recognise the diversity and quality of subscription TV.  


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Conference Theme

The rapid march of technology is transforming subscription television. 

This is our Game of Change 

At a Glance

September 4, 2013 at the Star Event Centre, The Star, Pyrmont

6.45am - 7.30am

Women in Television Breakfast registration

8.45am - 9.30am
Conference registration

9.30am - 5.00pm
ASTRA 2014 Conference

* Parking is available at the Star Event Centre