BBC World News has ceased broadcasting in standard definition on  Astra 19.2°E. The BBC has decided to end its dual transmission of both standard and high definition versions of BBC World News via the Astra 1 satellite group.

The HD version of the channel, launched in Europe in April 2015, now remains the default way of accessing the channel via Astra 1 following the removal of the SD feed over the weekend.

The Astra 1 satellite group at  19.2 East, is one of the main source of satellite TV reception across a number of European countries, through which many hotels and resorts provide access to the BBC’s international news service.

BBC World News HD is available in Europe on:

Satellite: Astra 1K at 19.2°E
Frequency: 11229
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 22000
FEC: 2/3
Mode: DVB-S2, 8PSK
Service ID: 5001 (BBC World News HD)

BBC World News SD continues on Eutelsat Hot Bird (13°E), becoming the main SD free-to-air feed for Europe. IPTV and cable distributors of the channel who relayed the Astra 19.2 SD feed were advised to switch to the Hot Bird feed by the beginning of September if they wanted to continue offering the channel in standard definition.

BBC World News SD is available in Europe on:

Satellite: Eutelsat Hot Bird  at 13°E
Frequency: 12596
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 27500
FEC: 3/4
Service ID: 8204

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By Expat