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Receiving BBC Channels In Europe

BBC Channels

BBC Channels are currently "free to air" or "in the clear", meaning they require no card or subscription to view. For viewers based in Europe, BBC channels are broadcast Free To Air on the Astra Satellite. BBC channels can be viewed with a Sky digibox or other Free to Air Satellite receiver. Most BBC channels are availbale on the Astra 2D Beam.

If you are using a sky digibox, click here to get the channel numbers:
BBC Channel Numbers Via Satellite

If you are using a Free to Air digital satellite receiver, here is the information you need to tune into the BBC TV and Radio channels:

Channel
Name
PackageTypeReceived in ** Transponder
(Bitrate, FEC)
Satellite
Encryption *Genre LanguagesFreq. / Pol.Orbital pos.
BBC 1
 
  TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - North East & Cumbria
 
  TV UK Trp. 48 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.817 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - N. Ireland
 
  TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - Oxford
 
  TV UK Trp. 48 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.817 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - Scotland
 
  TV UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.80275 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - South East
 
  TV UK Trp. 48 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.817 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - South England
 
  TV UK Trp. 48 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.817 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - South West
 
  TV UK Trp. 48 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.817 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - Wales
 
  TV UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.80275 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1 - West England
 
  TV UK Trp. 48 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.817 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 2
 
  TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 2 - N. Ireland
 
  TV UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.80275 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 2 - Scotland
 
  TV UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.80275 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 2 - Wales
 
  TV UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.80275 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 3
 
  TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 4
 
  TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Choice
 
  TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC i
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC i
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.80275 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC i 10
 
Sky Digital Interactive TV UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 50 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free Children English 10.847 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC i 8
 
Sky Digital Interactive TV UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 50 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free Children English 10.847 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC i 9
 
Sky Digital Interactive TV UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 50 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free Children English 10.847 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Interactive 1 to 7
 
  TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC News 24
 
  TV UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free News English 10.773 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC News Interactive
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC One East England
 
  TV UK Trp. 46 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.788 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC One East Midlands
 
  TV UK Trp. 46 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.788 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC One East Yorkshire   Lincolnshire
 
  TV UK Trp. 46 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.788 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC One North West
 
  TV UK Trp. 46 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.788 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC One West Midlands
 
  TV UK Trp. 46 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.788 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC One Yorkshire & North Midlands
 
  TV UK Trp. 46 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.788 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Parliament
 
  TV UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 50 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free Political English 10.847 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Sport
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional Sports English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBCi 2
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBCi 3
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBCi 4
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBCi 5
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBCi 6
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBCi 7
 
  Interactive TV UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free Conditional General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
CBBC
 
  TV Ireland (Republic of),UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free Education English 10.733 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC 1Xtra
 
  Radio Ireland (Republic of),UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC 6 Music
 
  Radio Ireland (Republic of),UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC 7
 
  Radio Ireland (Republic of),UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Asian Network
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio 1
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio 2
 
  Radio UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Radio 2
 
  Radio UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.803 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio 3
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio 4 FM
 
  Radio UK Trp. 38 (27500, 2/3) ASTRA-2 South
Free General Entertainment English 12.441 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Radio 4 FM
 
  Radio UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.803 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio 4 LW
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio 5 Live
 
  Radio UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
 
  Radio UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio Cymru
 
  Radio Ireland (Republic of),UK Trp. 45 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment Welsh 10.773 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
 
  Radio Ireland (Republic of),UK Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment Scottish Gaelic 10.802 GHz / V 28.2°E
BBC Radio Scotland
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio Ulster
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC Radio Wales
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC World Service
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment English 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
BBC World Service Extra
 
  Radio UK,Ireland (Republic of) Trp. 47 ( ,  ) ASTRA-2D
Free General Entertainment Arabic,Urdu 10.802 GHz / H 28.2°E
 
* Free conditional reception:
Service is encrypted but free of charge. Equipment and smart card required for encoding.
** Reception depends on the ASTRA footprints. To check whether you can receive a channel or not, please click on its transponder number.

Source: SES Astra (www.ses-astra.com)

 
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