- What is the reason that BVN will stop distributing via some satellites?
Up till now, the high costs of satellite distribution could be shared with Flanders, but as the Flemish financial contribution will be discontinued, we will, unfortunately, be forced to cut back on several expensive satellite contracts.
- Which satellites will stop transmitting BVN in the short term?
SES-5 (in Central and Southern Africa) as from 1 May 2021
AsiaSat 5 (in Asia) as from 1 July 2021
Optus D2 (in Oceania) as from 1 July 2021
Galaxy 19 (in Canada, United States and Central America) as from 1 July 2021
Multichoice/DStv (in Southern Africa) as from 1 November 2021.
- We receive BVN via the Galaxy 19, is it possible to receive BVN via another satellite?
If you receive the BVN signal via the Galaxy 19 satellite, your location may offer BVN via the Eutelsat 113WA. You can check the exact reception area of the Eutelsat in this footprint.
If you are located within the reception area of the Eutelsat 113WA your reception dish needs to be redirected to this satellite. Please note that the satellite receiver needs to be DVB-S2 capable for receiving BVN via the Eutelsat 113WA.
Via the website Dishpointer you can calculate the Dish setup data, like the Azimuth, Elevation, Skew etc.: https://www.dishpointer.com/
(Please use for the Eutelsat 113WA its previous name Satmex 6 at 113 degrees west.)
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