BVN EUROPA TV Started on AstraSat-4A at 4.8E New TP Frequency 2021

BVN EUROPA TV Started on AstraSat-4A at 4.8E New TP Frequency 2021

BVN EUROPA TV
On
AstraSat-4A @4.8E
FREQ: 12565 V 30000
MPEG4/SD/FTA Started
Today Latest Update November 14/11/2021

BVN (Het beste van NPO, “The best of NPO”), is a Dutch free-to-air television channel providing Dutch public-service television to viewers around the world.

It is a service of the public broadcasting company of the Netherlands, Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO).

BVN has grown to become a major international channel with worldwide coverage.

History

The channel started in 1996 as Zomer-TV (Summer-TV), an operation aimed at making Dutch-language programming available to Dutch and Flemish holidaymakers abroad.

All of its programming originally came from the Netherlands (the abbreviation BVN at first standing for het Beste Van Nederland, “the best of the Netherlands”) but this was later adapted, once the Flemish Region of Belgium began contributing both financially and with output from the schedules of its public broadcaster, Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT), to het Beste van Vlaanderen en Nederland: “the best of Flanders and the Netherlands”.

Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (RNW) was involved as a founding partner, but left in 2012.

In March 2007 BVN changed its scheduling from three 8-hour programming blocks to two 12-hour blocks: this provided more room for the inclusion in the schedules of such popular shows as De Wereld Draait Door (VARA)

The Flemish Region announced in April 2021 that it would end funding for BVN programming after June of that year; with VRT’s foreign offerings transitioning to digital platforms afterwards. Accordingly, BVN became an exclusively Dutch-funded service on 1 July 2021; satellite distribution to Sub-Saharan Africa via SES-1 ceased on 1 May, with distribution to Asia on AsiaSat 5, Oceania on Optus D2, and North America on Galaxy 19 ending on 1 July, and on MultiChoice’s DStv platform in South Africa on 1 November. BVN would later announce that coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa would be restored via the Astra 4A satellite from 25 October.

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