Supporting Bodies

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

ASTRA members include independent content providers, subscription-funded distribution platforms, media sales agencies, technology and communications companies, and the industries that support them.

We support the development of subscription media through open markets, free competition and the protection of intellectual property rights.

Together, ASTRA members produce and distribute screen content that reaches more than one third of Australians.  In 2014/15 they invested more than $796 million in local content production, added $2.083 billion to the economy, and created jobs for 8370 Australians.

ASTRA manages codes of practice, distributes ratings data, organises awards and conferences, and represents the industry with regulators, government and the media.

 As an internationally recognised, not-for-profit cultural organisation, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) champions community broadcasting by building stations’ capability and by creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive.

Community broadcasting is a vital part of the Australian media landscape. The 444 stations broadcasting across Australia play an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors. These include:

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Ethnic communities
  • Educational services
  • Religious communities
  • Print disabled communities
  • Music, arts and cultural services
  • Youth and seniors’ communities

These community broadcasting services:

  • Provide a diverse range of viewpoints that enrich the social and cultural fabric of Australian society and contribute to public interest outcomes
  • Promote the identities of local communities and contribute to social inclusion
  • Provide opportunities for participation in free-to-air public broadcasting and content production
  • Contribute to media diversity
  • Generate a high level of local content
  • Provide a unique range of services and programs

The CBAA works hard to maintain very high levels of member satisfaction. In 2014, 74% of stations report that they are satisfied/extremely satisfied with the CBAA, compared to an average of 58% in other Industry Bodies. Results are consistent across small and large, rural, regional and metropolitan stations, with all categories of stations in all locations reporting high levels of satisfaction.

Magazine Networks was formed in 1995, previously known as The Association of Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) and represents Australian publishers of consumer, cover-priced and nationally distributed magazines.

Magazine Networks charter is:

  • Maintain a strong, influential industry voice that promotes the vitality and innovation of the magazine industry, to the advertising and marketing communities, the press and the public.
  • To enhance the perception of magazines as a communication channel, one that enjoys personal and powerful connections with audiences, providing a highly effective environment for advertisers.
  • Provides thought leadership as a catalyst for industry growth.
  • Promotes the value and benefits of magazine content, audiences and advertising across all platforms.

The information and research presented by Magazine Networks is compiled on behalf of its member publishers:

  • Bauer Media Group
  • NewsLifeMedia (formerly News Magazines)
  • Pacific Magazines
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