Optus Aurora is a free-to-view satellite television platform in Australia, aimed at providing television and radio services to remote and black spot areas using the Optus C1 and B3 satellites. The service is available to all areas, using a standard satellite dish and set top box, however commercial stations carried on the platform are restricted to their respective coverage areas.
Aurora replaced the analogue Homestead and Community Broadcast Satellite Service in late 1998. HACBSS, carried on the Optus B1 satellite, was originally launched in the 1980s, and was in many areas the first means of receiving television signals.
In 2010, Viewer Access Satellite Television was launched. It is a replacement for Aurora and provides a full range of digital channels. Aurora will cease transmission in the second half of 2013.
... A number of remote commercial and indigenous stations broadcast on Aurora, as do a few in-store radio services ... SBS Radio 1, SBS Radio 2 and ABC DiG are not carried by Aurora however they are available on FTA Ku-Band on Optus D1 ... Coles Supermarkets, Officeworks and Kmart Australia also use the Aurora service to broadcast their in-store radio to different locations in Australia ...
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