Aurora Community Channel

Aurora Community Channel is an Australian subscription television channel that screens locally produced community television programs. Launched in 2005 on the Foxtel, it is currently on channel 173, prior to the launch of Christian channels on Foxtel, it was on Channel 183. Aurora is available to all digital subscription TV subscribers on the basic tier.

As a not for profit independent channel, Aurora broadcasts original Australian programs showcasing the work of independent and community program makers. Aurora is committed to screening interesting, diverse and innovative content to encourage awareness and understanding of community issues and interests.

  • The NEMBC Multicultural AFL Football Panel Show. A weekly Multicultural and diversity look at AFL Footy, hosted by Vanessa Gatica with Harbir Singh Kang and Gabriel d'Angelo, Exec Producer/ Director: Fiv Antoniou. Supported by the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Community Broadcast Foundation.
  • The NEMBC All About A-League Show -weekly Australian soccer program hosted by Gabriel D'Angelo with Bernd Merkel and Alex Anifantis. Directed by: Santina Cotela, Exec. Producer: Fiv Antoniou supported by the Community Broadcast Foundation (CBF)==Programmes==
  • Pete Boone, Private Eye (2005- )
Aurora Community Channel
Aurora Community Channel Logo
Launched1 March 2005
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
SloganBe Part of Something
HeadquartersCrows Nest[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
FoxtelChannel 173
FoxtelChannel 173


  1. ^ "Leasing Ladder". The Sydney Morning Herald. 17 July 2010. Property - Commercial Property, p. 18. Retrieved 25 October 2010.

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