bvn stop africa and america over satllite


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The Flemish Minister of Media has decided not to renew the cooperation with BVN.
VRT offer for Flemings abroad from 1 July fully digital.

Satellite distribution via Eutelsat 113WA and Astra 19.2 will continue to exist:
For the overseas territories that belong to the Netherlands Kingdom, but also in the rest of Central and South America and a large part of the United States, BVN remains available via the Eutelsat 113WA satellite. In addition, BVN also continues to be received via the Astra 19.2 satellite across Europe and the adjacent area in North Africa and Southwest Asia. On the "Receipt page”You can use the footprints to see exactly in which areas these satellites can be received.

When choosing which satellites we can continue with with a smaller budget, it was decided in consultation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to give priority to the overseas territories that belong to the Dutch Kingdom. In addition, it has been decided to maintain satellite coverage in Europe, because most Dutch emigrants live there.

The following satellites will soon definitively stop transmitting BVN:

SES-5 (in central and southern Africa) as of May 1, 2021
AsiaSat 5 (in Asia) as of July 1, 2021
Optus D2 (in Oceania) as of July 1, 2021
Galaxy 19 (in Canada, United States and Central America) as of July 1, 2021
Multichoice / DStv (in southern Africa) as of November 1, 2021.