BVN, your Dutch TV station abroad

BVN offers the best programmes of the public service broadcaster in the Netherlands (NPO), making it the top Dutch-language public TV station abroad. BVN is free and available all over the world via the BVN app and the livestream at our website and largely via satellite.

BVN broadcasts through several satellites and can be received in the overseas territories belonging to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but also elsewhere in Central and South America and a large part of the United States. Furthermore, BVN is available throughout Europe and the neighbouring territories in North Africa and South-West Asia. The How do I receive BVN page shows, by way of footprints, the exact areas where you can receive BVN via satellite.

For watching BVN on satellite, you’ll need a reception kit: a digital satellite receiver and a satellitedish. 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.

You can also watch BVN via the livestream and via the free BVN App.

News, sports and series

BVN makes a fresh selection every day of the best, most relevant Dutch-language TV programmes broadcast by NPO: news and current affairs, sports, documentaries, drama series, events, education, human interest and children’s programmes.

The best of Dutch TV: you can watch it every single day at BVN, wherever you are. We offer the newscasts of NOS as well as Nieuwsuur and NOS Studio Sport Eredivisie. You can watch Spoorloos, Ik Vertrek, Wie is de Mol, Boer Zoekt Vrouw, Klem, Op1, Beste Zangers, De Slimste Mens and Flikken Maastricht. And let’s not forget the shows for children and teenagers, such as Sesamstraat, Het Klokhuis, Jeugdjournaal and many more. For recent programmeinformation, go to our Programma’s page.

About BVN
BVN is made for Dutch speaking people who stay outside the Netherlands. From the Caribbean beaches to the Australian outback, BVN brings the best programmes of the public service broadcaster in the Netherlands right into your home down to the farthest corners of the world!

Do you have a question or a request? Do you want to respond to a broadcast? Do you want to reach out for a complaint or a compliment? Check out our FAQ page. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Send us an email at