BVN TV Launches on Astra & SES Satellites


Free-to-air Dutch-language channel BVN TV is being broadcast via ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, SES-5 and other satellites.

Public broadcaster BVN TV has signed a long-term worldwide distribution agreement with SES for the use of its satellite capacity and services.

SES is delivering BVN TV via the company’s premium neighbourhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East across Europe and on the SES-5 satellite at 5 degrees East across Africa. In order to ensure seamless global distribution of BVN’s content from a single signal source, SES is also leveraging non-SES satellite capacity as appropriate.

BVN (Stichting Beste van Vlaanderen en Nederland) is a public free-to-air channel that provides Dutch-speaking viewers around the world with TV programming in their native language.

The channel is a joint-venture operation between the Netherlands state broadcaster, Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) and Flemmish broadcaster Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT).

Access to BVN TV through ASTRA 19.2 degrees East was made available from 1 April 2020 via the frequency 11.778 V, SR 29500, FEC 9/10 (SVB-S2 – QPSK) in H.264 (MPEG4). This requires a manual transponder search with the new reception data.