Other Satellite Services

The satellite service hosts a number of separate channels on the Optus Aurora Digital (VAST) platform, which can be activated on user request.

Channel 629 – BBC World Service
Channel 630 – CRN-1
Channel 631 – CRN-2 (for extended live specials)
Channel 632 – Radio for the Print Handicapped
Channel 633 – Hope

Stations can establish or change channel choices at any time, with permission from the service owner. Please request the respective service owner email their permission to crn@cbaa.org.au. The email should state your station’s ACMA-designated call sign, the channel(s) required, and your smartcard number.

Stations supplied with reception equipment by the Community Broadcasting Foundation must use some regular programming time from a community-provided service (CRN, RPHA or Hope) every week. You cannot retain the equipment and use only the BBC.

Note that BBC, RPH and Hope programming is not moderated by CRN staff, and we don't keep their program guides. Please contact each respsective service directly for this info.