Viewer Access Satellite Television (V.A.S.T) is a relatively new service in Australia and allows people who cannot receive the standard terrestrial services from an antenna to access them via satellite. You don’t have to be in the middle of nowhere to be able to access V.A.S.T but live in an area where either terrestrial means are inconsistent or break up due to interference from external sources that cant be rectified.
V.A.S.T is a service that has to be applied for and uses a dedicated smartcard and receiver that is paired together and will not work on any other services although more recently a conditional access module has become available that allows a receiver that takes a conditional access module to be able to work with V.A.S.T.
V.A.S.T can be applied for in one of 2 ways:
1) as a person that lives in a designated black spot area or postcode that automatically allows for the use of a vast satellite receiver and can be applied for online. ZAXSONS can help you with all aspects of the application process and even if you are in an area that should be able to get normal antenna services but can't, we will apply and get you fully permitted and make sure the receiver is activated before you get it.
2) as a traveler, a traveler permit can be applied for if you intend on traveling in caravans etc, or intend moving from one state to another at any stage in the near future. A traveler permit will only give you the permitted channels for the state that you have applied for and not every channel in every state.
For example, if you apply for the Western Australia channels as you intend traveling there, you would only receive the Western Australia channels permitted and not the Tasmanian channels as well because you are in Tasmania.
A traveler permit is only available for 6 months at a time and then needs to be renewed and the ruling on this type of subscription can be changed at any time in the future.
ZAXSONS can advise you on the best choice to make in these situations or make sure your applications are changed as necessary and renewed on time while you are away without having to worry about lodging another application. We will do it for you as needed so you don't need to think about it.