Austar United Communications Limited (AUSTAR) is a subscription television provider in Australia, offering primarily digital satellite services to customers in regional and rural areas. The Company has a subscriber base of over 760,000 costumers. The subscription services represent subscription television distribution operations, Internet, and mobile telephony operations. AUSTAR provides subscription television services in a service area of approximately 2.4m homes, one-third of Australia's total homes, using digital satellite technology. AUSTAR Service includes over 180 premier channels, 18 HD Channels, a near video-on-demand service, and increased levels of interactivity, such as BOX OFFICE, Sports Active and SKY News Active. AUSTAR has a 50% stake in XYZnetworks (a 50/50 joint venture with FOXTEL Management Pty Limited (FOXTEL)). MyStar is a personal digital recorder with live pause, live rewind, and recording functionality for two programs while reviewing a third.