Tuesday, March 6, 2007
BBC World disappears from DVB-T
If you receive your TV in Berlin via digital terrestrial broadcasts (DVB-T), you'll have noticed (like I did just now) that the BBC World television channel is no longer available. This is apparently a decision taken by the BBC and means no English-language channel is available via free-to-air TV in Berlin and Brandenburg anymore.
BBC World is still available via cable. For more details on how to receive BBC World TV in Berlin, see the BBC page How To Receive.
BBC World Service radio is unaffected by this and is as always available on normal FM radio in Berlin.
Update: just received this reply from BBC World:
Hello and thank you for your email.
We're sorry that you're no longer able to watch BBC World on digital
terrestrial television (DTT) in the Berlin/Brandenburg region, as our
carriage on this service has now ended.
BBC World is widely available in Berlin/Brandenburg on both analogue
and digital cable (via KDG) and on free-to-air digital DTH satellite
via Eutelsat HotBird 6 and Astra 1G. Please contact your local cable
provider for more information on their service, or let us know if
you'd like the transmission details for receiving BBC World via
BBC World, as a commercially operated channel, has to make best use
of its limited resources, and in terms of distribution of the channel,
the Berlin area is already well covered by cable and satellite.
Thank you for your support and for taking the time to write to us -
we do hope you'll be able to continue enjoying BBC World in the future.
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