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Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA)

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The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) is the peak body representing the subscription media industry in Australia.

Members include television operators, independent content companies, technology companies and the industries that support them. 

ASTRA manages codes of practice, and represents the industry with regulators and government.

ASTRA exists to represent the subscription media industry.  The industry includes subscription media platforms like Foxtel, as well as more than two dozen content companies ranging in size from Disney and Viacom through to Aurora Community Television and Australian Christian Television.  In addition, ASTRA represents companies that supply services to the industry.  These members include ad sales agency MCN, closed captioning provide Ai-Media, technology firms like Cisco as well as several media law firms.

ASTRA members support the development of the subscription media industry, encourage the production of local content for Australian audiences, advocate an open, competitive market that encourages investment and innovation, believe intervention in the market should be minimal and fair to all participants, recognise intellectual property rights and believe creators should be fairly rewarded, and believe that all media organisations should have access to public resources on the same terms

ASTRA has a code of practice on how to handle complaints and customer service that industry members must follow. See the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association codes of practice.