BVN TV taps SES satellite capacity for global transmission
Public broadcaster BVN TV has inked a global distribution deal with satellite telecommunication company SES for use of its satellite infrastructure.
Under the arrangement, SES will deliver BVN TV via the company’s premium neighbourhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East across Europe and on the SES-5 satellite at 5 degrees East across Africa.
To facilitate uninterrupted worldwide distribution of BVN’s content from a single signal source, SES is also leveraging non-SES satellite capacity.
BVN (Stichting Beste van Vlaanderen en Nederland) is a public free-to-air channel offering Dutch-speaking viewers globally with TV programming in their native language.
Access to BVN TV through ASTRA 19.2 degrees East was made available from 1 April 2020 via the frequency 11.778 V, SR 29500, FEC 9/10 (SVB-S2 - QPSK) in H.264 (MPEG4). This requires a manual transponder search with the new reception data.
Through its satellite and telecommunications networks, SES offers video and data connectivity worldwide to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions.