Viewer Access Satellite Television – VAST

Whether you’re living in rural and remote locations or travelling around Australia, having reliable, high quality and clear TV isn’t a dream, and doesn’t have to break the bank! 

Whether you’re living in rural and remote locations or travelling around Australia, having reliable, high quality and clear TV isn’t a dream, and doesn’t have to break the bank! 

ATS specialise in TravelSat, KU, Altech, SatKing, HUMAX and VAST satellite TV systems. 

ATS Satellite TV Systems are adaptable to your budget and include a variety of supply and/or installation options tailored to your needs.

Grey Nomads, family travellers, caravan and RV owners are well supported by Toowoomba Antenna & TV Services with a wide range of TravelSat portable satellite TV systems (through our TravelSat Aust division) giving you Digital TV, VAST Satellite TV and Foxtel services on your travels.

what is vast tv?

If your standard TV reception is letting you down or you need reliable TV services whilst travelling the highways of Australia, then VAST may be the answer.

Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) is a government service giving you the full range of free to air digital TV channels in areas (rural, remote, or metro) where standard TV services aren't able to deliver clear and reliable service.

For one low fixed cost (no ongoing charges) the ATS VAST satellite option includes the VAST decoder box, dish, and special LNB cabling to one point in the home or commercial premises. ATS can upgrade to additional points or a larger LNB. Caravan and RV satellite installations are available.

ATS also offer Satellite TV from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Philippines and many other countries.

Fair Pricing, On-time service and quality installation – It’s our promise to you and at the heart of what we do every week!

If you’re a resident of Toowoomba, Cambooya, Gatton, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Meringandan, Oakey, Pittsworth, Warwick, Westbrook, Wyreema and across the Darling Downs, Jeff Wade and the local team at Antenna and TV Services are available to deliver* professional Satellite TV services and installations at the right price, with a quality finish and a minimum of fuss.

Toowoomba Antenna & TV Services offers special discounts to aged pensioners, retirees and disability pensioners across the entire range of products and services.

*Moderate travel charge applies greater than 20 klms from Toowoomba office. (Excl Oakey)

How do I get access to the new satellite service?

Access to VAST requires an approved VAST set top box and satellite dish.  Access to the service is controlled by a smart card which is supplied with the satellite set top box, which will be either a SatKing, Altech/UEC or HUMAX decoder.

To access VAST you will need to register your details including your address, reception location and smart card number

What channels are available?

VAST viewers are able to receive all ABC and SBS digital television services including those from other states. All viewers will get ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABC News 24, SBS1, SBS2 and SBS HD. Southern Cross Media and Imparja are broadcasting digital commercial television channels in standard definition with programming from the 7, 9 and 10 networks and the high definition channels OneHD, 7Mate and 9GEM.

The local news content from regional broadcasters will eventually be available on a dedicated local news channel exclusive to VAST.

What Equipment Do I Need?

Anyone wishing to access VAST will need to purchase a VAST approved satellite set-top box which will be either a SatKing, Altech/UEC or HUMAX decoder and a satellite dish of at least 75cm diameter.  Access to this satellite service is managed by a smart card which is supplied with the satellite set top box.

To access VAST you will need to register your details including your address, reception location and smart card number to enable access.

IMPORTANT – The unique smart card and set top box are matched at factory level. Smart cards cannot be swapped or used in multiple boxes.

Satellite set-top boxes including SatKing, Altech/UEC or HUMAX decoder are available from Toowoomba Antenna & TV Services.

Where can I obtain further information about the new VAST satellite services and digital switchover?

For further information regarding registering your smartcard for VAST commercial services(CH7,9,10), go to www.mysattv.com.au

You can also call VAST directly if you have any other questions or queries on 1300 993 376 on business days from 9:00am to 4:30pm AEST.

The Digital Ready website may be accessed at http://www.digitalready.gov.au

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