The HD version of the channel is being broadcast from SES Astra satellites at 19.2 degrees East, the same satellite position used for German free-to-air channels.
Viewers with a dish pointing at the Astra 1 satellites can find the channel with the following parameters: Frequency: 11 229 V, Symbol Rate: 22000, FEC: 3/4, 8PSK
BBC World News HD is not available on dishes solely set up for Sky UK and Freesat.
"We are delighted that the BBC has chosen ASTRA 19.2E for the HD distribution of its premier international news channel,"
Colin Lawrence, Director of Distribution for BBC Global News Ltd.said
"Following the investments we made in our content and presentation on BBC World News, last year we saw an audience increase in daily reach. HD is undoubtedly becoming the default viewing preference, and this new partnership enables delivery of our world class service to European audiences."