SES Secures Worldwide Satellite Distribution of BVN TV
Free-to-air Dutch-language channel is broadcast via ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, SES-5 and other satellites
Luxembourg, 7 April 2020 – 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.
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.
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Dutch version of the press release available upon request.
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BVN stands for “The Best of Flanders and the Netherlands” and is a Dutch-language public TV channel that is accessible anywhere in the world; 24 hours a day broadcast via satellite and online. BVN enables Dutch and Flemish communities living abroad to stay connected with their news, language and culture. BVN is also available for those who are abroad for a short period of time, such as people on vacation, business travellers, second-home owners and winter holiday makers. For more information see www.bvn.tv