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TV & Radio in the Overseas Territories – Britlink
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TV & Radio in the Overseas Territories

TV and radio in the British Overseas Territories varies from territory to territory, some have local services while in some of those furthest away from the United Kingdom, BBC One, BBC Two and ITV are available to British citizens in the far flung territories.

Anguilla

Television
There is one terrestrial TV station on Anguilla

Radio

Band / Frequency Station Coverage Genre
AM 690 kHz Caribbean Beacon The Valley Christian
AM 1610 kHz Caribbean Beacon (200 kW repeater) The Valley Christian
FM 92.9 MHz Klass 92.9 The Valley  Oldies
FM 93.3 MHz Rainbow FM The Valley Caribbean Music, News
FM 95.5 MHz Radio Anguilla The Valley Public broadcaster
FM 97.7 MHz Heart Beat Radio/Up Beat Radio The Valley 30 kW, Caribbean Music, News
FM 99.3 MHz NBR – New Beginning Radio / Grace FM The Valley 5 kW, Religious broadcaster
FM 100.1 MHz Caribbean Beacon The Valley Christian
FM 100.9 MHz CBN – Country Broadcast Network (3 kW) The Valley Country
FM 103.3 MHz Kool FM The Valley Christian, Urban Caribbean
FM 105.1 MHz Tradewinds Radio (5 kW) The Valley Caribbean Music, News
FM 106.7 MHz VOC – Voice Of Creation Sachasses Religious broadcaster
FM 107.9 MHz GEM Radio Network The Valley Repeater (Trinidad)
SW 6090 kHz Caribbean Beacon The Valley Christian
SW 11775 kHz Caribbean Beacon The Valley Christian

 

 

 

Ascension Island

Bermuda

BAT

BIOT

BVI

Cayman Islands

Falkland Islands

Gibraltar

Montserrat

Pitcairn Islands

Saint Helena

Soveriegn Base Area (Cyprus)

South Georgia

Turks & Caicos Islands

 

 

The BBC, ITV & BFBS Worldwide

bfbsBFBS is the British Forces Broadcasting Service and incorporates television and radio services for the British Forces in the UK and around the world. BFBS TV and Radio are considered one of the most important arms of the MOD’s welfare services for its soldiers, sailors, airmen and women and their dependants. BFBS is run by SSVC (the Services Sound & Vision Corporation), a charity, under contract to the Ministry of Defence.

The MOD funds the BFBS Broadcasting Contract for Radio and Television overseas. However SSVC funds additional channels from its charitable resources as an enhancement to Forces welfare.
While civilian satellite viewers cannot view any of the channels offered by SSVC, it is quite interesting to see how some of the domestic UK channels have gone global.

Channels available to the armed forces are BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Sky News, BFBS Extra, BFBS Sports, Forces TV, Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 and Nepali TV (for the Ghurkhas).
The services available can vary depending on the region and the needs of the British Armed Forces.
These global feeds now make it possible to rebroadcast British TV to the Overseas Territories, in 2013, BBC One and BBC Two replaced BFBS 1 and BFBS 2 on Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic.
Please note, these services are encrypted and intended for the British Armed Forces overseas, subscriptions are not available to the general public.

For more information see:
www.bfbs.com
www.ssvc.com


 

Listed below are the satellites, frequencies and footprints for BFBS/SSVC around the globe.

Eutelsat 10A at 10.0° East

Eutelsat 10A at 10.0° East

Eutelsat 10A at 10.0° East – Click to enlarge

Transponder C1 – 11.221 Vertical
SR: 5632
FEC: 3/4
Beam: European Widebeam Ku Band
Encryption: Cryptoworks & Irdeto 2


TV Channels

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • ITV
  • BFBS Extra
  • Sky Sports 1
  • Sky Sports 2
  • BFBS Sport
  • Sky News UK
  • Forces TV
  • BBC One Delay
  • BBC Two Delay
  • ITV Delay
  • BFBS Extra Delay
  • BFBS Movies
  • Sky Sports 3 UK, Nepali TV (Clear)

 

Radio Stations

  • BFBS Radio Afghanistan
  • BFBS Radio Cyprus
  • BFBS Radio UK Bases
  • BFBS Radio 2 (Encrypted)
  • BFBS Radio Germany
  • BFBS Radio Unwind
  • BFBS Radio UK DAB
  • BFBS Radio Northern Ireland
  • BFBS Radio Navy
  • BFBS Radio Beats
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio
  • BFBS Radio Dirt
  • BFBS Radio Rewind
  • BFBS Radio Shamishran
  • BBC World Service English (Encrypted)
  • Fun Kids
  • BFBS Radio Gibraltar
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio

 

NSS 12 at 57.0° East

NSS 12 at 57.0° East

NSS 12 at 57.0° East – Click to enlarge

Transponder WHR3 – 3800 Right
SR: 20000
FEC: 3/5
Modulation: DVB-S2 QPSK
Beam: West Hemisphere C-Band
Encryption: Cryptoworks & Irdeto 2


TV Channels

  • Forces TV
  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • ITV
  • BFBS Extra
  • Sky Sports 1
  • Sky Sports 2
  • BFBS Sport
  • Sky News UK
  • Nepali TV

 

Radio Stations

  • BFBS Radio UK Bases
  • BFBS Radio 2 (encrypted)
  • BFBS Radio Unwind
  • BFBS Radio UK DAB
  • BFBS Radio Navy
  • BFBS Radio Beats
  • BFBS Radio Africa
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio
  • BFBS Radio Dirt
  • BFBS Radio Rewind
  • BFBS Shamishran.

 

SES 6 at 40.5° West

SES 6 at 40.5° West

SES 6 at 40.5° West – Click to enlarge

Transponder 65 – 3920 Right
SR: 1900
FEC: 3/4
Beam: Western Hemisphere (C-Band)
Encryption: Cryptoworks & Irdeto 2


TV Channels

  • BFBS
  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • ITV
  • Sky Sports 1 UK
  • Sky Sports 2 UK
  • BFBS Sport
  • Sky News UK
  • Forces TV
  • BBC One Delay
  • BBC Two Delay
  • ITV Delay
  • BFBS Extra Delay
  • Nepali TV

 

Radio Stations

  • BFBS Radio UK Bases
  • BFBS Radio 2 (Encrypted)
  • BFBS Radio Unwind
  • BFBS Radio UK DAB
  • BFBS Radio Beats
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio
  • BFBS Radio Dirt
  • BFBS Radio Rewind
  • BFBS Radio Shamishran
  • BFBS Radio Falklands
  • Falkland Islands Radio Service
  • BBC World Service English (Encrypted)
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