English language radio and television

28th July 2003, Comments 0 comments

There is nothing quite like watching your favourite TV programme from home to make settling into your expat life easier. Below are the reception details for the main English-language radio and TV stations here.



Available on cable throughout Belgium via the Brutéle or Coditel cable TV providers.

BBC World TV and the Cartoon Network
Available with a special subscription from Brutéle. Alternatively, via the Eutelsat Hotbird V

BBC World is broadcast on:
Position: 13o East
Frequency: 11114MHz
Beam: Wide
Polarisation: Vertical
Encryption: None, in the clear

The American Forces Network signal can be picked up by a multi-system or American (NTSC) TV.

TV Brussels
15 to 1 is a rolling news and lifestyle programme on Sundays for English-speaking expats. It's available via Brutéle or Coditel.


  • AFN Radio (US) - 101.7FM
  • BBC Radio 4 - LW198 kHz
  • BBC World Service - MW648 kHz
  • BBC Radio 5 Live - 909AM and 693AM
  • Talk Sport - 10531M and 1089AM
  • Radio Flanders International - MW 1512 kHz - English news broadcasts at 9am and 1.30pm

Digital satellite radio

BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4, the World Service, Radio Scotland, Radio Wales, Radio Ulster or the Asian Network via digital satellite in Europe. For further details check out www.bbc.co.uk/reception

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