11 March, 2014 by IF


GLOBECAST AUSTRALIA will be a Technical Sponsor for the 12th ASTRA Awards, it has been announced.


Australian subscription television is a world leader in broadcast and production technology and GLOBECAST AUSTRALIA’s involvement will add another creative element to the innovative ASTRA Awards show.

"It's fantastic that Globecast has come on board to support this year's ASTRA AWARDS to add a valuable dimension to the event," said ASTRA Marketing Manager, Jennifer Millington.

The leading provider of broadcast services for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, GLOBECAST AUSTRALIA provide a wide range of managed broadcast solutions. Delivering to a number of Australia’s subscription television channels, the company’s international and domestic fibre and satellite network services FOXTEL, Fox Sports, ESPN, TVSN, MTV (Viacom) and Setanta sports to name but a few.

Simon Farnsworth, GLOBECAST AUSTRALIA CEO said, “Globecast Australia are proud to be a Technical Sponsor of the 12th Annual ASTRA Awards. We are committed to continually strengthening relationships with Australia’s subscription television channels and look forward to a strong working relationship with ASTRA.”

GLOBECAST AUSTRALIA is the leading provider of broadcast services for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Specialising in live delivery of Standard and High Definition content at the cutting edge of broadcast technology, GLOBECAST AUSTRALIA’s internationally recognised Globecam™ is the world leader in live, point of view miniature camera technology. With the largest Digital Satellite News and Sport Gathering fleet in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, the company’s main services are DTH satellite transmission including MPEG4 capability, International Fibre Distribution, Teleport Services, 24/7 Master Control, IP Platforms and Services, Business TV, Global Satellite Monitoring and Disaster Recovery. For further information visit

About the ASTRA Awards
The ASTRA Awards reward the creativity, diversity and quality of the Australian subscription television industry. A total of 22 awards voted by subscribers and industry experts recognise the best content and presenters on more than 100 subscription television channels. For more information visit

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.