Content

Subscription television is the leader in quality live, original and exclusive programming, engaging Australian audiences across multiple devices and screens.  ASTRA members invested $893 million in Australian content in 2015/16.    

Live, local and international sport
With unparalleled live and high definition coverage, game-changing broadcast innovations and the most trusted and respected authorities in sport, subscription viewers get closer than anyone else to the sports they love.  Subscription television is the home of AFL, NRL, A-League, rugby union and a wide variety of international sports programs.   

News and current affairs  
Eleven dedicated and award winning channels including Australia’s SKY News Local, National, Business, Multiview, APAC and the Weather Channel and international news channels Fox News, BBC World News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, CNN and CNBC provide audiences with a breadth of perspectives unmatched by any other media organisation.

Express from the US/UK
Thanks to fast-tracked programming from the US and UK, Australian subscription audiences no longer have to wait to watch popular international series.

Light entertainment and lifestyle
From celebrity chefs to home, real estate and garden experts, models, real life contestants and more, last year subscription television broadcast nearly 10,000 hours of first run light entertainment and lifestyle programs.  These genres have produced many of subscription television’s most appealing shows and loved presenters.

Documentary and history
Factual programming on subscription television is unsurpassed, from original productions that explore Australia’s unique culture, lifestyle and history to an extensive library of entertaining and educational programming from renowned international producers like Discovery, BBC and National Geographic channels and Australian channels Ci, A&E and History.

Children’s and family favourites
Subscription television boasts a diverse range of age-appropriate entertaining and educational programming across eight dedicated and trusted children’s channels from well-loved channel brands like Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and CBeebies.

Live, music and niche events
Subscribers turn to subscription television as the destination for art, live performance, music and niche events from grassroots productions, community and cultural events to international spectacles and extravaganzas.  Subscription television offers seven dedicated music channels including Foxtel Music Channels [V], [V] Hits, Max, CMC, Smooth and Viacom’s MTV Dance and MTV Music.

Drama and movies
High-end premium drama titles engage subscription audiences with intelligent, challenging and sometimes confronting scripts and plotlines. Original and award-winning Australian drama productions and series continue to push boundaries in terms of production values and subject matter.  Subscription audiences enjoy exclusive partnership and content agreements with HBO, BBC, Showtime, AETN, NBCUniversal, Paramount, CBS, Sony, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Studiocanal, Hopscotch Entertainment One, ICON, Roadshow Films, Disney, MGM and Transmission Films.

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