TV Music Hosts Up For Pay TV Awards

1 May 2012 | 10:00 am | Scott Fitzsimons

Music channels Channel V and MAX have had hosts and programs nominated.

Voting for this year's ASTRA Awards, the body for Australian pay-TV, have now opened through the awards' Facebook page.

There are 95 nominated finalists across 21 categories, with five of those categories decided by consumer vote. As far as music programming is concerned, Channel V hosts Danny Clayton, Billy Russell and Jane Gazzo are up for Favourite Personality - male and female categories.

In the male category they're up against two-time winner Andrew Winter (Selling Houses Australia) and Rove McManus (Rove LA).

Donna Hay (Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple) is a female nominee, as is Lee Furlong (Cricket Superstar).

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The filmed-for-TV Foo Fighters performance Foo Fighters: Wasting Light On The Harbour, which aired on both Channel V and Max, is a finalist for Favourite Program.

Last year Channel V won Most Outstanding Music Program or Coverage for Big Day Out Live 2010. The Foo Fighters special is nominated in that category this year, up against V's The Riff and STUDIO's Smoke And Mirrors.

The Riff is also nominated in the Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program category, against Rove LA and and Balls Of Steel Australia.

Fox8's local dramedy SLiDE, set around the Brisbane music scene, has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Use Of Innovation In Programming category - against V's WTF!, FOX SPORTS' Fox Field andThird Eye.

Viewers can head to to vote. The announcement ceremony will be held Thursday 21 June and the Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay.