BVN offers the best of Dutch and Flemish TV, making it the top Dutch-language public TV station abroad – free, and available all over the world 24/7. BVN is accessible online, via satellite, and via the BVN app.
BVN broadcasts through several satellites and can be received worldwide. For watching BVN on satellite, you’ll need a reception kit: a digital satellite receiver and a satellite dish. Check out your regional reception info on our Ontvangst page (or click here for English). BVN is also available on cable in the Caribbean, Germany, and many other regions. Are you going on vacation? A lot of hotels and accommodations have BVN on offer for their guests. That way you can watch BVN live in your hotel room or apartment.
News, sports and series
BVN makes a fresh selection every day of the best, most relevant Dutch-language TV programs broadcast by NPO and VRT: news and current affairs, sports, documentaries, series, events, and children’s programs.
The best of Dutch and Flemish TV: you can watch it every single day at BVN, wherever you are. We offer the newscasts of NOS and VRT as well as Nieuwsuur and NOS Studio Sport Eredivisie. You can watch Spoorloos, Ik Vertrek, Blokken, Dagelijkse Kost, Thuis and Flikken Maastricht. And let’s not forget the shows for children and teenagers, such as Sesamstraat, Het Klokhuis and many more. For recent program information, go to our Programma’s page.
BVN is made for Dutch and Flemish people who stay abroad for a longer period of time, such as emigrants and expats. Through BVN they stay in touch with the culture, language and news of their native countries. BVN is also available for people going abroad for shorter periods: for vacation or business, or to spend time in their second homes. This way they are kept informed of the developments in the Netherlands and Belgium – and they won’t have to miss a single episode of their favorite series. BVN works for them at all the important moments: BVN connects, BVN is familiar, with BVN you feel right at home. From the Caribbean beaches to the Australian outback, BVN brings current affairs and culture from the Netherlands and Flanders right into your home down to the farthest corners of the world!
The programs of BVN are broadcast unencrypted via satellite and can be received all over the world. Businesses such as hotels or cable providers can pick up this free-to-air signal and provide it on their local network to Dutch-speaking guests and clients.
Reactions from our viewers have been very enthusiastic, particularly when BVN is available in their hotel room. On this website we explain what you need to do to receive or to re-distribute BVN television in your region.