List of international broadcasters

This list of international broadcasters lists those broadcasting services which broadcast programs for an external audience.

RadioEdit

AfricaEdit

Country of origin Name. Website
  Algeria Radio Algérie Internationale [1]
  Equatorial Guinea Radio Africa Network [2]
  Kenya Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
  Libya LGBC Voice of Africa
  Morocco
  France
MEDI 1 (Radio Méditerranée Internationale) [3]
  Nigeria Voice of Nigeria [4]
  South Africa Channel Africa [5]
  Tunisia Radio Tunis Chaîne Internationale [6]

AsiaEdit

Country of origin Name of Radio Service Website
  Bangladesh Bangladesh Betar [7]
  Burma Democratic Voice of Burma [8]
  People's Republic of China China Radio International [9]
  India PB-Akashvani(All India Radio) [10] Archived 2005-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
  Indonesia Voice of Indonesia [11]
  Iran IRIB World Service [12]
  Israel Israel Radio International [13]
  Japan NHK Radio Japan [14]
  Malaysia Voice of Malaysia
  Mongolia Voice of Mongolia [15]
  North Korea Voice of Korea [16]
  Pakistan Radio Pakistan [17]
  Philippines Radyo Pilipinas Worldwide [18]
  South Korea KBS World Radio [19]
  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation [20]
  Thailand Radio Thailand World Service [21]
  Turkey Voice of Turkey [22]
  Taiwan Radio Taiwan International [23]
  Vietnam Voice of Vietnam [24]

EuropeEdit

Country of origin Name of Radio Service Website
  Albania Radio Televizioni Shqiptar [25]
  Austria Ö1 International
  Azerbaijan The International Azerbaijan Radio
  Belarus Radio Belarus [26]
  Belgium (  Wallonia) RTBF International
  Bulgaria Radio Bulgaria [27]
  Croatia Voice of Croatia
  Cyprus Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation [28]
  Czech Republic Radio Prague [29]
  Finland YLE Radio Finland3 [30]
  France Radio France Internationale [31]
  Germany Deutsche Welle [32]
  Greece (Athens) Voice of Greece [33]
  Greece (Thessaloniki) Radio Station of Macedonia
  Ireland RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
  Ireland Irish Radio Relay Service [34]
  Italy Rai Italia Radio
  Italy NEXUS International Broadcasting Association [35]
  Italy European Gospel Radio [36]
  Italy International Public Access Radio (IPAR) [37]
  Moldova Radio Moldova [38]
  Netherlands Radio Netherlands Worldwide
  Poland Radio Poland [39]
  Poland European Radio for Belarus [40]
  Portugal RDP África [41]
  Portugal RDP Internacional [42]
  Romania Radio Romania International [43]
  Russia Radio Sputnik [44]
  Serbia International Radio of Serbia [45]
  Slovakia Radio Slovakia International [46]
  Slovenia Radio Slovenia International [47]
  Spain Radio Exterior [48]
  Sweden SR International - Radio Sweden [49]
  Switzerland Swissinfo [50]
  Transnistria Radio PMR
  Ukraine Radio Ukraine International [51]
  United Kingdom BBC World Service [52]
   Vatican City Vatican Radio [53]
  Independent Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty [54]

North & South AmericaEdit

Country Name of Radio Service Website
  Argentina Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior [55]
  Brazil Rádio Nacional [56]
  Canada Radio Canada International [57]
  Cuba Radio Habana Cuba [58]
  Cuba Radio Reloj [59]
  United States of America Voice of America 1 [60]

OceaniaEdit

Country Name of Radio Service Website
  Australia Radio Australia [61]
  New Zealand RNZ Pacific [62]

TelevisionEdit

EuropeEdit

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/Encrypted Website
  Albania Radio Televizioni Shqiptar Free-to-air [63]
  Austria ORF 2 Europe Free-to-air [64]
  Belgium (  Wallonia) RTBF Sat Free-to-air [65]
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina Free-to-air
  Bulgaria BNT 4 [66]
  Croatia HRT International Encrypted [67]
  Finland TV Finland Encrypted (Free-to-air in Finnish-speaking areas of Sweden) [68]
  France France 24 Free-to-air [69]
A France-based alliance of broadcasters of 5 countries 1 TV5Monde Free-to-air in Europe, Encrypted elsewhere [70]
A Germany-based alliance of broadcasters of 3 countries 3sat Free-to-air in Europe, Encrypted elsewhere [71]
  Germany Deutsche Welle Free-to-air [72]
  Greece (and   Cyprus) ERT World Free-to-air (in Europe), Encrypted (in N.America) [73]
  Hungary Duna World Free-to-air [74]
  Italy Rai Italia Free-to-air in United States, Encrypted elsewhere [75]
  Kosovo 2 Radio Television of Kosovo Free-to-air [76]
  Lithuania LRT Lituanica Free-to-air [77]
  The Netherlands and   Belgium (  Flanders) BVN Free-to-air [78]
  Norway NRK Free-to-air
  Poland TVP Polonia Free-to-air/Encrypted [79]
  Poland Belsat TV Free-to-air [80]
  Portugal RTP Internacional Free-to-air [81]
  Portugal RTP África Free-to-air
  Portugal SIC Internacional Free-to-air/Encrypted
  Portugal SIC Notícias Free-to-air/Encrypted
  Romania TVRi Free-to-air [82]
  Russia RTR-Planeta Free-to-air/Encrypted [83]
  Russia RT Free-to-air [84]
  Russia Russia-24 Free-to-air [85]
  Serbia RTS Svet Free-to-air [86]
  Spain TVE Internacional Free-to-air in Europe, Encrypted elsewhere [87]
  Sweden SVT World Encrypted [88]
  Ukraine UTR Free-to-air [89]
  United Kingdom BBC World News Free-to-air [90]
  United Kingdom BBC Prime Free-to-air [91]
  United Kingdom BBC Entertainment Free-to-air [92]
  1. An alliance of France Télévisions & Arte in France, RTBF in Wallonia, Belgium, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec and TVA in Canada, TSR in Switzerland & RFO in Overseas France
  2. The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 101 UN member states (with another 13 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 92 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.

North & South AmericaEdit

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/Encrypted Website
  United States of America Voice of America Free-to-air 1 [93]
  United States of America CNN International [94]
An alliance of various Caribbean countries Caribbean Media Corporation Syndicated [95]
  Brazil TV Brasil Internacional
  Cuba Cubavision International Free-to-air
An alliance of 4 Latin American countries teleSUR Free-to-air [96]
  1. Under United States law (the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948), the Voice of America is forbidden to broadcast directly to American citizens.
  2. The countries are Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, and Uruguay.

Middle EastEdit

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/Encrypted Website
  Qatar Al Jazeera English Free-to-air [97]
  Qatar Al Jazeera Free-to-air [98]
  Qatar Al Jazeera Balkans Free-to-air [99]
  Saudi Arabia Al Arabiya Free-to-air [100]

AsiaEdit

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/Encrypted Website
  Brunei RTB Sukmaindera Free-to-air
  China CCTV-4 Free-to-air [101]
  China CGTN Free-to-air [102]
  India PB-DD India Free-to-air [103]
  India WION Free-to-air [104]
  Indonesia Metro Globe Network Free-to-air [105]
  Indonesia SEA Today Free-to-air [106]
  Indonesia TVRI World Free-to-air [107]
  Iran Press TV Free-to-air [108]
  Iran Al-Alam News Network Free-to-air [109]
  Japan NHK World-Japan Free-to-air [110]
  Japan NHK World Premium Encrypted [111]
  Malaysia Berita RTM Free-to-air [112]
  Myanmar Myanmar International Free-to-air
  Pakistan Pakistan Television Corporation Free-to-air [113]
  Philippines ABS-CBN News Channel Encrypted [114]
  Philippines The Filipino Channel Encrypted [115]
  Philippines GMA Life TV Encrypted [116]
  Philippines GMA News TV International Encrypted [117]
  Philippines GMA Pinoy TV Encrypted [118]
  Philippines Kapatid Channel Encrypted [119]
  Singapore CNA Free-to-air [120]
  South Korea KBS World Free-to-air [121]
  South Korea Arirang Free-to-air [122]
  Taiwan Formosa Television Free-to-air [123]
  Turkey TRT World Free-to-air [124]
  Thailand TGN Free-to-air
  Thailand NBT World Free-to-air [125]
  Vietnam VTV4 Free-to-air [126]

OceaniaEdit

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/Encrypted Website
  Australia ABC Australia Free-to-air [127]
  New Zealand TVNZ Free-to-air [128]

Internationally, TVNZ has helped provide television services in Pacific Island nations such as the Cook Islands, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands.

TVNZ provides much of the programming but scheduling and continuity are done locally.

  • Because of its history TVNZ has inherited and developed its own services in the production and broadcasting services area.
  • These include The New Zealand Television Archive, production facilities, television school.
  • TVNZ also operated a satellite services division organising and downlink facilities and across the globe, but this service was wound down in 2005.

Both TV One and TV2 are also available "in the clear" over DVB-S on Optus B1. A SKY TV set-top box is not required as any DVB-S satellite set-top box or tuner will work.

AfricaEdit

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/Encrypted Website
  Algeria AL24 News Channel Free-to-air
  Kenya A24 news channel [129]
  Somalia Somali National Television [130]
  South Africa SABC Africa Encrypted [131]

Former international broadcastersEdit

Country Former Services Date Ceased
  German Democratic Republic Radio Berlin International 2 October 1990
  Malta and   Libya Voice of the Mediterranean 1 January 2002
  Norway Radio Norway International 1 January 2002
  Georgia Radio Georgia 2005
  Hungary Radio Budapest [132] 1 July 2007
  Singapore Radio Singapore International 31 July 2008
  Belgium (  Flanders) Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal 1 31 December 2011
  1. Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal was replaced with internet and satellite broadcasts of Radio 1 and Radio 2.

See alsoEdit