Receiving BBC World News and the BBC World Service in Europe

Receiving BBC World News TV or BBC World Service Radio across Europe and the Mediterranean regions.

Both news-orientated services are available free-to-air across the whole area via satellite. You can find them on the following satellites and frequencies:

This information was last reviewed 11/07/2015


BBC World News
24 hour news TV channel for a global audience.

European Version:

Standard definition
High definition
Satellite:
Astra 1L 19.2 East
Astra 1KR 19.2 East
Frequency
11597
11229
Polarisation:
V
V
Mode:
DVB-S, QPSK
DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:
27500
22000
FEC:
3/4
2/3


Satellite:
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13 East

Frequency
12596

Polarisation:
V

Mode:
DVB-S, QPSK

Symbol Rate:
27500

FEC:
3 /4





Middle East Version:

Standard definition
High definition
Satellite:
Badr4  26 East
Badr6 26 East
Frequency
12073
11785
Polarisation:
H
V
Mode:
DVB-S, QPSK
DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:
27500
27500
FEC:
3/4
3/4




These are the main free-to-air outlets for BBC World News across Europe and the Mediterranean area. The channel appears on numerous other satellites as a feed to local satellite pay TV providers and cable heads; often encrypted.


BBC World Service Radio
The BBC’s international radio station (European version)

Satellite:
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13 East
Frequency
11117
Polarisation:
V
Mode:
DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:
27500
FEC:
3/4

At the above frequency, you can find the main English service alongside numerous language services, plus BBC Arabic TV.

Users in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium and northern France can also access the BBC World Service via the UK satellite service at 28 degrees East, which is available via Sky 0115 or Freesat 711.



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