List of international broadcasters

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

Radio[edit]

Africa[edit]

Country Name of Radio Service Website
 Algeria Radio Algérie [1]
 Egypt ERTU Radio Cairo
 Equatorial Guinea Radio Africa Network [2]
 Kenya KBC Voice of Kenya [3]
 Libya LGBC Voice of Africa
 Morocco
 France
MEDI 1 (Radio Méditerranée Internationale) [4]
 Nigeria Voice of Nigeria [5]
 South Africa Channel Africa [6]
 Tunisia Radio Tunis Chaîne Internationale [7]

Asia[edit]

Country Name of Radio Service Website
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Betar [8]
 Burma Democratic Voice of Burma [9]
 People's Republic of China China Radio International [10]
 India All India Radio [11]
 Indonesia Voice of Indonesia [12]
 Iran IRIB World Service [13]
 Israel Israel Radio International [14]
 Japan NHK Radio Japan [15]
 Kuwait Radio Kuwait
 Malaysia Voice of Malaysia [16]
 Mongolia Voice of Mongolia [17]
   Nepal Radio Nepal
 North Korea Voice of Korea [18]
 Pakistan Radio Pakistan [19]
 Philippines Radyo Filipinas [20]
 Qatar Qatar Radio
 South Korea KBS World Radio [21]
 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation [22]
 Thailand Radio Thailand World Service [23]
 Turkey Voice of Turkey [24]
 Taiwan Radio Taiwan International [25]
 Vietnam Voice of Vietnam [26]

Europe[edit]

Country Name of Radio Service Website
 Albania Radio Tirana [27]
 Austria Ö1 International [28]
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Radio International
 Belarus Radio Station Belarus [29]
 Belgium ( Wallonia) RTBF International [30]
 Bulgaria Radio Bulgaria [31]
 Croatia Voice of Croatia [32]
 Czech Republic Radio Prague [33]
 Finland YLE Radio Finland [34]
 France Radio France Internationale [35]
 Germany Deutsche Welle [36]
 Greece (Athens) Voice of Greece [37]
 Greece (Thessaloniki) Radio Station of Macedonia [38]
 Hungary Hungarian Radio
 Ireland RTÉ Radio 1 Extra [39]
 Italy Rai Italia Radio [40]
 Italy NEXUS International Broadcasting Association [41]
 Italy European Gospel Radio [42]
 Italy International Public Access Radio [43]
 Luxembourg Radio Luxembourg
 Moldova Radio Moldova International [44]
 Netherlands Radio Netherlands Worldwide [45]
 Poland Polish Radio External Service [46]
 Portugal RDP Internacional [47]
 Romania Radio Romania International [48]
 Russia Voice of Russia [49]
 Serbia Radio Serbia International [50]
 Slovakia Radio Slovakia International [51]
 Slovenia Radio Slovenia International [52]
 Spain Radio Exterior de España [53]
 Sweden Sveriges Radio International [54]
  Switzerland Swiss Radio International [55]
 Transnistria PMR Radio [56]
 Ukraine Radio Ukraine International [57]
 United Kingdom BBC Radio World Service [58]
  Vatican City Vatican Radio [59]
 USA Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty [60]

Americas[edit]

Country Name of Radio Service Website
 Argentina Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior [61]
 Barbados CBC Radio Barbados
 Brazil Rádio Nacional [62]
 Canada Radio Canada International [63]
 Cuba Radio Havana Cuba [64]
 Cuba Radio Reloj [65]
 Ecuador HCJB
 USA VOA Radio [66]

Australia & New Zealand[edit]

Country Name of Radio Service Website
 Australia Radio Australia [67]
 New Zealand Radio New Zealand International [68]

Television[edit]

Europe[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Albania TVSH Sat Free-to-Air [69]
 Azerbaijan AzTV Free-to-Air
 Belarus Belarus 24 Free-to-Air
 Belgium ( Wallonia) RTBF Sat Free-to-Air [70]
 Bulgaria BNТ България [71]
 Croatia HRT Hrvatske
Encrypted (24 hours free-to-air) [72]
 Cyprus CyBC World Free-to-Air
 Finland TV Finland Encrypted (Free-to-air in Finnish-speaking areas of Sweden) [73]
 France France 24 Free-to-Air [74]
A France-based alliance of broadcasters of 5 countries 1 TV5MONDE Free-to-Air in Europe, Encrypted elsewhere [75]
 France FashionTV
 France Mezzo TV
 Germany DW-TV Free-to-Air [76]
 Germany ProSiebenSat.1 Welt Free-to-Air
 Greece 4E TV Free-to-Air
 Greece Alpha TV Sat Free-to-Air
 Greece ANT1 Satellite
 Greece and  Cyprus ERT World Free-to-Air (in Europe), Encrypted (in N.America) [77]
 Greece Mega Cosmos Free-to-Air
 Greece Star Channel International Free-to-Air
 Hungary Duna World Free-to-Air
 Ireland RTE Ireland Encrypted
 Italy Rai Italia Free-to-Air in USA, Encrypted elsewhere [78]
 Italy Telepace Free-to-Air
 Kosovo 2 RTK Sat Free-to-Air [79]
 Lithuania LRT Lituanica Free-to-Air [80]
 Luxembourg Luxe.tv Free-to-Air
 Macedonia MRT Sat Free-to-Air
 The Netherlands and  Belgium ( Flanders) BVN Beste van Nederland en Vlaanderen Free-to-Air [81]
 Poland TVP Polonia Free-to-Air/encrypted [82]
 Poland Polsat 2 International Free-to-Air
 Portugal RTP Internacional Free-to-Air [83]
 Portugal RTP África Free-to-Air
 Portugal SIC Internacional Free-to-Air/encrypted
 Portugal SIC Notícias Free-to-Air/encrypted
 Romania TVR International Free-to-Air [84]
 Russia РТР-Планета (RTR Planeta) Free-to-air and encrypted [85]
 Russia RT Free-to-Air [86]
 Russia Russia 24 Free-to-Air [87]
 San Marino SMTV Sat Free-to-Air
 Serbia RTS Satelit Free-to-Air [88]
 Slovakia RTVS všetko
 Spain TVE Internacional Free-to-Air in Europe, Encrypted elsewhere [89]
 Sweden SVT World Encrypted [90]
 Ukraine UTR Free-to-Air [91]
 Ukraine Pershyi Ukraine Free-to-Air
 United Kingdom BBC World News Free-to-Air [92]
 United Kingdom Baby TV
 United Kingdom BBC Entertainment Free-to-Air [93]
 United Kingdom BBC Knowledge
 United Kingdom BBC Lifestyle
 United Kingdom BBC Earth
 United Kingdom CBeebies
 United Kingdom C Music TV
 United Kingdom Eurosport
 United Kingdom Eurosport News
 United Kingdom Ginx TV
 United Kingdom ITV Choice
 United Kingdom JimJam
 United Kingdom Peace TV Free-to-Air
 United Kingdom Sky News International
 United Kingdom Travel Channel International
  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. Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

Americas[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 USA VOATV Free-to-Air 1 [94]
 USA CNN International [95]
 USA 3ABN International Free-to-Air
 USA Daystar TV Free-to-Air
 USA E! International
 USA EWTN Free-to-Air
 USA Fox News International
 USA God's Learning Channel Free-to-Air
 USA Hope Channel International Free-to-Air
 USA Outdoor Channel
 USA ShortsTV
 USA TBN Enlace USA Free-to-Air
 USA World Harvest Television Free-to-Air
An alliance of various Caribbean countries Caribbean Media Corporation Syndicated [96]
 Argentina TELEFE Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil TV Brasil Free-to-Air
 Brazil RBTI
 Brazil Rede Globo Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil Rede Record Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil Band Internacional Free-to-Air
 Canada Concert TV
 Chile TV Chile Free-to-Air
 Colombia Caracol TV Internacional Free-to-Air
 Cuba Cubavision International Free-to-Air
 Honduras HTV Mundo Free-to-Air
 Mexico Canal de las Estrellas Free-to-Air
 Mexico Milenio TV
 Venezuela RCTV Internacional Free-to-Air
 Venezuela Venevision International Free-to-Air
An alliance of 4Latin American countries 2 teleSUR Free-to-Air [97]
  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 East[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Egypt Nile TV Free-to-Air
 Iraq Al Iraqiya Free-to-Air
 Israel Israeli Network Free-to-Air
 Israel GOD TV Free-to-Air [98]
 Israel i24news Free-to-Air [99]
 Lebanon LBCI Free-to-Air
 Qatar Al Jazeera English Free-to-Air [100]
 Qatar Al Jazeera Free-to-Air [101]
 Qatar Al Jazeera Balkans Free-to-Air [102]
 Qatar JeemTV Free-to-Air
 Saudi Arabia Saudi T.V. Channel II Free-to-Air
 Saudi Arabia Al Arabiya Free-to-Air [103]

Asia[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Brunei RTB TV1 Free-to-Air
 Brunei RTB TV2 Free-to-Air
 Brunei RTB TV4 Free-to-Air
 Cambodia CTN International Free-to-Air
 China CCTV-4 Free-to-Air [104]
 China CCTV News Free-to-Air [105]
 China Anhui TV International Free-to-Air
 China Chongqing TV International Free-to-Air
 China Sichuan International TV Free-to-Air
 Hong Kong now TV International Free-to-Air
 Hong Kong TVBJ Free-to-air
 India DD India Free-to-Air [106]
 India Times Now
 India UTV Movies International
 Indonesia MNC International Free-to-Air
 Iran Press TV Free-to-Air [107]
 Iran Al-Alam News Network Free-to-Air [108]
 Iran Sahar TV Free-to-Air
 Japan NHK World TV Free-to-Air [109]
 Japan NHK World Premium Encrypted [110]
 Macau TDM Macau Satellite Free-to-Air
 Myanmar Myanmar International Free-to-Air
 Pakistan PTV Home Free-to-Air [111]
 Pakistan PTV Global Free-to-Air
 Pakistan PTV World Free-to-Air
 Pakistan TVOne Global Free-to-Air
 Philippines The Filipino Channel Encrypted [112]
 Philippines GMA Pinoy TV Encrypted [113]
 Philippines Kapatid TV5 Encrypted [114]
 Singapore Channel NewsAsia Free-to-Air [115]
 South Korea KBS World Free-to-Air [116]
 South Korea Arirang TV Free-to-Air [117]
 Taiwan Azio TV
 Taiwan CTi International Free-to-Air
 Taiwan SET International Free-to-Air
 Taiwan Taiwan MAC TV Free-to-Air
 Taiwan TTV World Free-to-Air
 Thailand TGN Free-to-Air
 Thailand MCOT World
 Vietnam VTV4 Free-to-Air [118]

Australia & New Zealand[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Australia Australia Network Free-to-Air [119]
 New Zealand TV New Zealand Provides content on a contractual basis [120]

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.

Africa[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Benin La Chaine 2 International Free-to-Air
 Cameroon Canal2 International Free-to-Air
 Kenya A24 news channel [121]
 Morocco 2MTV Maroc Free-to-Air
 Nigeria NTA International Free-to-Air
 Nigeria Africa Christian Broadcasting Network Encrypted
 South Africa SABC News International Encrypted

Former international broadcasters[edit]

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 [122] 1 July 2007
 Singapore Radio Singapore International 31 July 2008
 South Africa SABC Africa 1 August 2008
 Belgium ( Flanders) Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal 1 Unknown
  1. Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal was replaced with internet and satellite broadcasts of Radio 1 and Radio 2.

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