Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association


Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association

The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) ( [http://www.astra.org.au] ) is the peak industry body for pay television in Australia.

Formed in 1995, it was initially called the Confederation of Australian Subscription Television (CAST). In 1997 it changed its name following the amalgamation of two representative associations, CAST and another group representing subscription radio interests. ASTRA now represents both Subscription service and content providers.

External links

* [http://www.astra.org.au ASTRA Website]


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