BVN leaving Galaxy 19 @ 97W (1 Viewer)

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BVN, which is a Dutch-language worldwide channel, run jointly by the public broadcasters of the Netherlands and the Flemish regional broadcaster of Belgium, just announced that the Belgian broadcaster has decided to no renew its colaboration. BVN will continue as a channel owned by the Dutch broadcaster NPO only after July 1

Belgian programs on BVN are usually identifiable by the "één" logo on the screen

Unfortunately, they also announced that they will also reduce their satellite presence from currently 6 or 7 satellites down to 2, after July 1.

BVN will continue service on Astra @ 19.2E and on Eutelsat 113WA Ku, which is better than nothing but can be a bit challenging to receive in parts of North America

VRT Radio 1 will also leave the BVN transponders as of July 1

 

Keith Brannen

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I would have thought it would be cheaper to be on 97W in a mux (10 other TV channels), than alone on 113W. Plus better coverage on 97W (especially in Canada, where I recall years ago there were complaints about the lack of coverage). Guess 97W is more of a "prime" Ku satellite to be on, and, therefore, higher costs?
 
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I believe their main goal in the Western Hemisphere is to cover the constituent parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands located in the Caribbean, the Dutch Caribbean, along with the country of Suriname. For that purpose, 113 °W works better than 97 °W for the time being. Eutelsat says 113 °W will be retired without replacement in 2023, though.
 

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I believe their main goal in the Western Hemisphere is to cover the constituent parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands located in the Caribbean, the Dutch Caribbean, along with the country of Suriname. For that purpose, 113 °W works better than 97 °W for the time being. Eutelsat says 113 °W will be retired without replacement in 2023, though.
Thanks for the information. That certainly does make sense. Wonder what they'll do after 2023!
 
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Eutelsat says 113 °W will be retired without replacement in 2023, though.
I wonder if that's why Reuters put up a signal on 127 or 129 or wherever it is. I hope not, I can't see those birds at all.
 

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