BVN is to stop broadcasting via the Astra 1L satellite from 20 September 2018. BVN channel will continue to be broadcast via the Eutelsat Hotbird. The reception area of ​​the Hotbird overlaps that of the Astra – namely Europe and North Africa – and is even further.
BVN stands for the Best of Flanders and the Netherlands and is therefore the Dutch-speaking public TV channel overseas.

To be able to watch BVN – and to receive the radio channels from the VRT – via satellite, you need a satellite receiver.

The broadcasts from BVN can be received unencrypted in all regions, so any  free-to-air (FTA) DVB receiver in combination with a good quality satellite dish can be used. The size of the dish depends on your location. The correct dish size is of great importance for a good stable reception.

You can also watch BVN online anywhere in the world, except in the Netherlands and Belgium (by geo-blocking). This has been agreed with the NPO and VRT – the cooperation partners of BVN. In the Netherlands and Belgium you can watch the public television channels NPO 1, 2 and 3, Een and Canvas. If you outside the Netherlands and Belgium, you can view BVN, the public television channel for Dutch speakers overseas. BVN shows an extensive selection of TV programmes from NPO (Nederlandse Publieke Omroep) and VRT ((Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie).

Satellite Eutelsat Hotbird Europe
Transponder 115
Position 13 degrees east
Frequency 10.815 GHz
Polarization Horizontal
Symbol Rate 27500
System DVB-S
FEC 5/6

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