ASTRA reveals channel of the year nominees

The industry body for Australian Subscription Television and Radio (ASTRA) has revealed the finalists for the ASTRA Awards’ channel of the year award to be presented on March 20.

The announcement:

Five of subscription television’s most-watched channels have made the cut as Channel of the Year finalists in the 12th ASTRA AWARDS, to be held on March 20 at Carriageworks.

Not surprisingly, it’s been a fierce fight for a place on this year’s industry-voted short-list, after yet another amazing year of creative, diverse content across subscription TV’s networks.

“There’s always vigorous competition for this award amongst the many parent companies which broadcast more than 200 channels on Australian subscription television,” ASTRA CEO, Andrew Maiden, said today.

“2014’s Channel of the Year finalists again hail from subscription television’s most popular genres – sport, news and lifestyle – and it’ll be interesting to see who brings it home, especially after last year’s FOX FOOTY win and the amazing achievements of the five channel finalists,” he added.

This year’s five finalists are:

• SKY NEWS National
• showcase
• The LifeStyle Channel

The 12th ASTRA AWARDS ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 20 at Sydney’s Carriageworks, Eveleigh. This dynamic, contemporary inner-west space is renowned as a multi-arts hub and offers the perfect venue to celebrate the quality, creativity and diversity of content found on TV subscription network.

Follow the ASTRA Awards on Twitter at @astraevent and on Facebook at fb.com/astraawards.

Source: ASTRA press release from Eck Factor PR


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