BBC World News TV

bbc-world2BBC World News is the BBC’s international news and current affairs television channel. It has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world.
The channel broadcasts for 24-hours with television programming including BBC News bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews. It employs more correspondents, reporters, and international bureaus than any other news channel. Unlike the BBC’s domestic channels, BBC World News is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd, a member of the BBC’s commercial group of companies and is funded by subscription and advertising revenues, not funded by the licence fee. It is not owned by BBC Worldwide.

The channel is transmitted by Red Bee Media from their playout suite in the Broadcast Centre within the BBC Media Village, part of the BBC White City, in White City, West London.
Live news output originates from studios B and C in Broadcasting House with some pre-recorded programming from Broadcasting House studio A and the BBC Millbank studio.

The BBC World News newsroom is now part of the new consolidated BBC Newsroom in Broadcasting House along with BBC World Service and UK domestic News services.
The channel is not officially available as a stand-alone, full-time channel in the United Kingdom, on the grounds that it carries and is funded by advertising.
BBC World News can be easily received in the UK due to its ‘free-to-air’ status on many European satellite systems.

For more information see:
BBC World News Site
BBC World News on Facebook
BBC World News on Twitter



Transmission

bbcworld2The channel is transmitted by Red Bee Media from their pay-out suite in the Broadcast Centre within the BBC Media Village, part of the BBC White City, in White City, West London. Live news output originates from studios B and C in Broadcasting House with some pre-recorded programming from Broadcasting House studio A and the BBC Millbank studio.

The BBC World News newsroom is now part of the new consolidated BBC Newsroom in Broadcasting House along with BBC World Service and UK domestic News services. In October 2011, a high definition feed of BBC World News showed up on Galaxy 13 in the United States.

In September 2012, BBC World News has also launched a HD feed in the Asia Pacific Region on Intelsat 19 at 166.0°E and in the Middle East on Arabsat.
BBC World News output is in native HD, the channel launched in HD in Europe on April 1, 2015



Availability

bbcworld-distributionBBC World News is available in many areas of the world, as a Free-To-Air channel (FTA), it is also available through many subscription satellite platforms and on cable in many countries.
Check which options are available at your location, installing your own satellite dish may not be the cheapest option.
For more information see:
BBC World News – Satellite Distribution
Where and how to watch BBC World News

Apps
Tvdream (Android)
World News Live 24 (Android)
Live Media Player Recorder (Apple iOS)

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BBC World News on Hispasat 1E


Europe

BBC World News is available in all parts of Europe Free-To-Air (FTA) on the following satellites:
Astra 19.2° East
Hot Bird 13.0° East
Hispasat 1E at 30° East

The channel is also carried by many cable networks in Europe, it is also available in many hotels.
The channel is not officially available as a stand-alone, full-time channel in the United Kingdom, on the grounds that it carries and is funded by advertising. BBC World News can be easily received in the UK due to its ‘free-to-air’ status.

Astra 1KR at 19.2° East
astra-1lBBC World News Europe HD
Transponder 2 – 11,229 Vertical
SR: 22000
FEC 3/4
Beam: Europe
(EPG information only displaying ‘BBC WORLD HD’)

 

Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A at 13.0° East
hotbird-13aBBC World News Europe
Transponder 94 – 12.597 Vertical
SR: 27500
FEC 3/4
Beam: European Wide beam
(No EPG information available)
This is the main standard definition feed for Europe

 

Hispasat 1E at 30.0°W
hispasat-europeBBC World News Europe
Transponder 152 – 11.771 Vertical
SR: 27500
FEC: 2/3
Beam: Europe
(EPG information only displaying ‘BBC World’)

 


Africa

BBC World News has been available in Africa on DSTV (subscription required), since late 1995, and its bulletins have also been rebroadcast on South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) terrestrial channels in South Africa.
There is no dedicated BBC World News FTA transmission covering the whole of Africa. BBC World News is however, available on Badr 4 at 26.0° East and Nilesat 201 at 7.0° West, both satellites cover much of northern Africa.
It may be possible to receive these transmission further south, depending on your satellite equipment.

BBC World News is available Free-To-Air (FTA) on the following satellites in northern Africa:

BADR 4 at 26.0° East
badr4BBC World News Middle East
Transponder 19 – 12073 Horizontal
SR: 27500
FEC: 3/4
Beam: BSS – Middle East & North Africa

 

 

BADR-6 at 26.0° East
badr6BBC World News Middle East HD
Transponder 4 – 11.785 Vertical
SR: 27500
FEC: 3/4
DVB-S MPEG4
Beam: Badr-6 Ku Band BSS (Middle East & North Africa)

 

 

Nilesat 201 at 7.0° West
nilesat-201BBC World News Middle East
Transponder 3 – 11766 Horizontal
SR: 27500
FEC: 5/6
DVB-S MPEG2

Beam: Middle East & North Africa

 

 


Asia & Pacific

BBC World News is available through many subscription services on satellite.

BBC World News is only available Free-To-Air (FTA) on the following satellites in Asia:

Intelsat 19 at 166.0° East (C-Band)
intelsat19BBC World News Asia Pacific
Transponder WH12C – 3940 Horizontal
SR: 27690
FEC: 7/8
Beam: Western Hemisphere

 

 

Apstar 7 at 76.5° East
apstar7BBC World News Asia Pacific
Transponder 12.719 Vertical (Mon-Fri 06-19 & Sat-Sun 06-17)
SR: 45000
FEC: 3/4
Beam: China
CBS2 MPEG-4

 


Australia & New Zealand

BBC World News is available in Australia on Fetch TV, Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television as well as the Telstra NextG phone network. In New Zealand, it is broadcast via satellite on Sky satellite service and via cable on TelstraClear. A daily version of its news bulletins are also rebroadcast in New Zealand on TV One.

BBC World News is available Free-To-Air (FTA) on the following satellite in Australia & New Zealand:

Intelsat 19 at 166.0° East (C-Band)
intelsat19BBC World News Asia Pacific
Transponder WH12C – 3940
Horizontal
SR: 27690
FEC: 7/8
Beam: Western Hemisphere

 

 


Middle East

BBC World News is available Free-To-Air (FTA) on the following satellites in the Middle East:

BADR 4 at 26.0° East
badr4BBC World News Middle East
Transponder 19 – 12073 Horizontal
SR: 27500
FEC: 3/4
Beam: BSS – Middle East & North Africa

 

 

BADR-6 at 26.0° East
badr6BBC World News Middle East HD
Transponder 4 – 11.785 Vertical
SR: 27500
FEC: 3/4
DVB-S MPEG4
Beam: Badr-6 Ku Band BSS (Middle East & North Africa)

 

Nilesat 201 at 7.0° West
nilesat-201BBC World News Middle East
Transponder 3 – 11766 Horizontal
SR: 27500
FEC: 5/6
Beam: Middle East & North Africa

 

 


The Americas

BBC World News is only available Free-To-Air (FTA) on the following satellite in the Americas:

Galaxy 13/Horizons 1 at 127.0° West (C-Band)
galaxy13BBC World News Americas (HD)
Transponder 4 – 3780 Horizontal
SR: 30000
FEC: 2/3
DVB-S2 8PSK
Beam: North America, Central America & the Caribbean

 

Intelsat 21 at 55.5° East
intelsat21BBC World News Americas (Encrypted)
Transponder 8C – 3840 Horizontal
SR: 27690
FEC: 7/8
Encryption: PowerVu+
Beam: West hemisphere (North America, Central America, the Caribbean & South America)

 


Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)

Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) is derived from the word isotropic which means equal in all directions. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power means, the power levels that would be received at any location if an antenna were radiating equally in all directions. Therefore, a 37 dBw EIRP reading means that a perfect antenna would direct 37 dBw or 5012 watts per square meter in all directions.
The reason that a transponder having rather limited power, typically in the 8 to 150 watts range, can apparently have such a high EIRP stems from the fact that this power is not radiated equally in all directions and is concentrated in a narrow beam (Spotbeam) aimed at the earth below.
Ku-band transponders having a total power of 50 watts have EIRPs as high as 48 or 49 dBw when this power is directed into a tightly focused spotbeam. EIRP levels refer to the power of signals measured at the satellite downlink antenna.

Official satellite reception maps (footprints), have very conservative values, this is good if you are inside the official reception area, as it is easy to determine the dish size required for reliable reception. However, satellites do not transmit in the way they are displayed on official footprints, so outside the intended reception area, it is mostly guess work.

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