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 SNRT Chaîne Inter
 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]
 People's Republic of China Voice of the Strait
 India All India Radio [11]
 Indonesia Voice of Indonesia [12]
 Iran IRIB World Service [13]
 Israel Israel Radio International
 Israel Kol Yisrael [14]
 Japan NHK Radio Japan [15]
 Kuwait Radio Kuwait
 Maldives Voice of Maldives
 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 Pilipinas [20]
 Philippines Radio Veritas
 Qatar Qatar Radio
 South Korea KBS World Radio [21]
 South Korea Arirang Radio
 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation [22]
 Syria Radio Damascus [23][24]
 Thailand Radio Thailand World Service [25]
 Taiwan Radio Taiwan International [26]
 Vietnam Voice of Vietnam [27]
Radio Free Asia [28]

Europe[edit]

Country Name of Radio Service Website
 Albania Radio Tirana [29]
 Armenia International Public Radio of Armenia
 Austria Ö1 International [30]
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Radio International
 Belarus Radio Station Belarus [31]
 Croatia Voice of Croatia [32]
 France Radio France Internationale [33]
 Germany Deutsche Welle [34]
 Greece (Athens) Voice of Greece [35]
 Greece (Thessaloniki) Radio Station of Macedonia [36]
 Hungary Duna World Radio
 Ireland RTÉ Radio 1 Extra [37]
 Italy NEXUS International Broadcasting Association [38]
 Italy European Gospel Radio [39]
 Italy International Public Access Radio [40]
 Luxembourg Radio Luxembourg
 Moldova Radio Moldova International [41]
 Poland Polish Radio External Service [42]
 Portugal RDP Internacional [43]
 Romania Radio Romania International [44]
 Russia Radio Sputnik
 Serbia Radio Serbia International [45]
 Slovenia Radio Slovenia International [46]
 Spain Radio Exterior
 Spain Ibiza Global Radio
 Sweden Sveriges Radio International [47]
  Switzerland World Radio Switzerland [48]
 Transnistria PMR Radio [49]
 Turkey Voice of Turkey [50]
 Ukraine Radio Ukraine International [51]
 United Kingdom BBC Radio World Service [52]
  Vatican City Vatican Radio [53]
 EU/ USA Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty [54]

Americas[edit]

Country Name of Radio Service Website
 Argentina Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior [55]
 Barbados CBC Radio Barbados
 Brazil Rádio Nacional [56]
 Canada Radio Canada International [57]
 Cuba Radio Havana Cuba [58]
 Cuba Radio Reloj [59]
 Mexico XERMX-OC
 USA VOA Radio [60]
 USA WWRB
 USA WWCR
 USA WTWW
 USA WRMI
 USA WRNO
 USA World Harvest Radio International
 USA WEWN
 USA Radio 74 Internationale
 USA Radio Newyork International
 USA KVOH
 USA Adventist World Radio

Australia & New Zealand[edit]

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

Television[edit]

Europe[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Albania TVSH Sat Free-to-Air [63]
 Belarus Belarus 24 Free-to-Air
 Belgium ( Wallonia) RTBF Sat Free-to-Air [64]
 Bulgaria BNТ България [65]
 Bulgaria NOVA Свят Free-to-Air
 Catalonia TV3CAT Free-to-Air
 Croatia HRT Sat
Encrypted (24 hours free-to-air) [66]
 Croatia Nova World Free-to-Air
 Cyprus RIK Sat Free-to-Air
 Czech Republic Nova International Free-to-Air
 Denmark DR World Free-to-Air
 Finland TV Finland(Yle TV Mondo) Encrypted (Free-to-air in Finnish-speaking areas of Sweden) [67]
 France France 24 Free-to-Air [68]
A France-based alliance of broadcasters of 5 countries 1 TV5MONDE Free-to-Air in Europe, Encrypted elsewhere [69]
 France FashionTV
 France MCS International Encrypted
 France Mezzo TV Encrypted
 France TiVi5 Monde
 Germany DW-TV Free-to-Air [70]
 Germany Motorvision
 Germany ProSiebenSat.1 Welt Free-to-Air
 Germany RTL International Free-to-Air
 Greece 4E TV Free-to-Air
 Greece Alpha Sat Free-to-Air
 Greece ANT1 Europe Free-to-Air
 Greece ANT1 Pacific Free-to-Air (in Australia)
 Greece ANT1 Satellite Free-to-Air (in North America)
 Greece and  Cyprus ERT World Free-to-Air (in Europe), Encrypted (in N.America) [71]
 Greece Mega Cosmos Free-to-Air
 Greece Star International Free-to-Air
 Hungary Duna World Free-to-Air
 Ireland RTE Ireland Encrypted
 Italy Mediaset Italia Free-to-Air
 Italy Rai Italia Free-to-Air in United States, Encrypted elsewhere [72]
 Italy Telepace Free-to-Air
 Kosovo 2 RTK Sat Free-to-Air [73]
 Lithuania LRT Lituanica Free-to-Air [74]
 Luxembourg Luxe.tv Free-to-Air
 Macedonia MRT Sat Free-to-Air
 Moldova Moldova TV Internațional Free-to-Air
 Montenegro RTCG Sat Free-to-Air
 The Netherlands and  Belgium ( Flanders) BVN Beste van Nederland en Vlaanderen Free-to-Air [75]
 Poland TVP Polonia Free-to-Air/encrypted [76]
 Poland TVN International Free-to-Air
 Poland Polsat International Free-to-Air
 Portugal RTP Internacional Free-to-Air [77]
 Portugal RTP África Free-to-Air
 Portugal SIC Internacional Free-to-Air/encrypted
 Portugal SIC Notícias Free-to-Air/encrypted
 Portugal TVI Internacional [78]
 Portugal TVI África [79]
 Romania Antena Internaţional Free-to-Air
 Romania Antena 3 Free-to-Air
 Romania Pro TV International Free-to-Air
 Romania TVR International Free-to-Air [80]
 Russia РТР-Планета Free-to-air and encrypted [81]
 Russia NTV MIR Encrypted
 Russia RTVi Free-to-Air
 Russia RT Free-to-Air [82]
 Russia Russia 24 Free-to-Air [83]
 Russia STS-International Free-to-Air
 Russia TVCi Free-to-Air
 San Marino SMTV Sat Free-to-Air
 Serbia RTS Sat Free-to-Air [84]
 Spain TVE Internacional Free-to-air in Europe; encrypted elsewhere [85]
 Spain Antena 3 Internacional [86]
 Spain Atreseries Internacional Encryted
 Spain Canal 24 Horas
 Spain Clan Internacional
 Sweden SVT World Encrypted [87]
  Switzerland Swissinfo TV
  Switzerland IConcerts
 Turkey TRT Türk Free-to-Air
 Turkey TRT World Free-to-Air [88]
 Ukraine UATV Free-to-Air
 Ukraine 1+1 International Free-to-Air
 United Kingdom BBC World News Free-to-Air [89]
 United Kingdom BBC Entertainment Free-to-Air [90]
 United Kingdom BBC Knowledge (international)
 United Kingdom BBC Lifestyle
 United Kingdom CBeebies
 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 1 World
 United Kingdom Sky Arts World
 United Kingdom Sky News International
 United Kingdom Sky Sports 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 Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.

Americas[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 USA American Forces Network Free-to-Air
 USA VOATV Free-to-Air 1 [91]
 USA CNN International [92]
 USA 3ABN International Free-to-Air
 USA Daystar TV Free-to-Air
 USA EWTN Free-to-Air
 USA Fashion One
 USA Hope Channel International Free-to-Air
 USA LLBN Free-to-Air
 USA ShortsTV
 USA Sonlife Broadcasting Network
 USA The Word Network
 USA World Harvest Television Free-to-Air
 USA Enlace
 USA Hillsong Channel
 USA Trinity Broadcasting Network
An alliance of various Caribbean countries Caribbean Media Corporation Syndicated [93]
 Argentina Telefe Internacional Free-to-Air
 Argentina El Trece Internacional Free-to-Air
 Argentina Encuentro
 Brazil TV Brasil Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil RIT Free-to-Air
 Brazil RBTI Free-to-Air
 Brazil TV Globo Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil GloboNews
 Brazil Record Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil Band Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil Cultura Internacional Free-to-Air
 Brazil Rede Super Internacional
 Canada Camp Teletoon
 Canada CBC World Free-to-Air
 Canada and  USA Family Global
 Canada and  USA Family Chrgd Global
 Canada and  USA Family at America
 Chile TV Chile Free-to-Air
 Chile 13i Free-to-Air
 Chile Chilevisión Free-to-Air
 Colombia Caracol TV Internacional Free-to-Air
 Colombia Nuestra Tele Noticias 24 Horas
 Cuba Cubavision International Free-to-Air
 Dominican Republic Telemicro Internacional Free-to-Air
 Ecuador Canal 1 Internacional Free-to-Air
 Ecuador Ecuador TV Internacional Free-to-Air
 Ecuador Ecuavisa Free-to-Air
 Honduras MundoTV Canal 42 Free-to-Air
 Mexico Az Mundo Free-to-Air
 Mexico Las Estrellas Internacional Free-to-Air
 Mexico Milenio TV Free-to-Air
 Venezuela Globovisión
 Venezuela RCTV Mundo Free-to-Air
 Venezuela Venevision International Free-to-Air
alliance of 4Latin American countries 2 teleSUR Free-to-Air [94]
  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
 Iran Jame Jam TV Free-to-Air [95]
 Iraq Al Iraqiya Free-to-Air
 Israel Israeli Network Free-to-Air
 Israel GOD TV Free-to-Air [96]
 Israel i24news Free-to-Air [97]
 Kuwait KTV 1 Free-to-Air
 Kuwait KTV2 Free-to-Air
 Lebanon LBCI Free-to-Air
 Lebanon LBCI News
 Qatar Al Jazeera International Free-to-Air [98]
 Qatar Al Jazeera Free-to-Air [99]
 Qatar Al Jazeera Balkans Free-to-Air [100]
 Qatar JeemTV Free-to-Air
 Saudi Arabia Saudi 2 Free-to-Air
 Saudi Arabia Rusiya Al-Yaum
 Saudi Arabia Al Arabiya Free-to-Air [101]
 Yemen Yemen Today

Asia[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Afghanistan Ariana TV International Free-to-Air
 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 [102]
 China Anhui TV International Free-to-Air
 China CGTN
 China Chongqing International Channel Free-to-Air
 China CNC World
 China JSBC International Free-to-Air
 China Sichuan TV International Free-to-Air
 China Yunnan International Channel Free-to-Air
 China Zhejiang International Channel Free-to-Air
 Hong Kong now TV International Free-to-Air
 Hong Kong TVBJ Free-to-air
 India DD India Free-to-Air [103]
 India DD International Free-to-Air
 India NDTV 24x7
 India News Live Encrypted
 India News World India Encrypted
 India Sony Entertainment Television Asia Free-to-Air
 India Times Now Encrypted
 India World Is One News TV
 India ABP Live
 India Asian News International
 Indonesia MNC International Free-to-Air
 Indonesia MNC World News
 Indonesia Voice of Indonesia TV
 Iran Press TV Free-to-Air [104]
 Iran Al-Alam News Network Free-to-Air [105]
 Iran Sahar TV Free-to-Air
 Japan NHK World TV Free-to-Air [106]
 Japan NHK World Premium Encrypted [107]
 Kazakhstan Kazakh TV Free-to-Air
 Macau TDM Macau Satellite Free-to-Air
 Mongolia UBS Global Free-to-Air
 Myanmar MITV Free-to-Air
 Pakistan ARY Digital Encrypted
 Pakistan Jaag TV
 Pakistan PTV Home Free-to-Air [108]
 Pakistan PTV Global Free-to-Air
 Pakistan PTV World Free-to-Air
 Pakistan TVOne Global Free-to-Air
 Philippines The Filipino Channel Encrypted [109]
 Philippines GMA Pinoy TV Encrypted [110]
 Philippines Kapatid TV5 Encrypted [111]
 Philippines Sonshine Media Network International Free-to-Air
 Singapore Channel NewsAsia Free-to-Air [112]
 South Korea KBS World Free-to-Air [113]
 South Korea Arirang TV Free-to-Air [114]
 Taiwan Azio International Channel Free-to-Air
 Taiwan CTi International Free-to-Air
 Taiwan EBC Global
 Taiwan EBC News
 Taiwan KLT-Golden TV 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 Free-to-Air [115]
 Thailand NBT World Free-to-Air [116]
 Turkmenistan Türkmenistan TV Free-to-Air
 Vietnam VTV4 Free-to-Air [117]
 Vietnam Vietnam Today TV

Australia & New Zealand[edit]

Country of Origin Name of Television Service Free-to-air/encrypted Website
 Australia Australia Plus Free-to-Air
 New Zealand Television New Zealand Provides content on a contractual basis [118]

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
 Equatorial Guinea TVGE Internacional Free-to-Air
 Kenya A24 news channel [119]
 Morocco 2MTV Maroc Free-to-Air [120]
 Nigeria NTA International Free-to-Air
 Nigeria Channels TV Free-to-Air
 Nigeria AIT International Free-to-Air
 Nigeria ACBNI Encrypted
 South Africa SABC News International Encrypted
 South Africa SABC World Free-to-Air

Former international broadcasters[edit]

Country Former Services Platform Date Ceased
 Canada Newsworld International Television 31 July 2005
 German Democratic Republic Radio Berlin International Radio 2 October 1990
 Italy Rai Italia Radio Radio 31 December 2012
 Malta and  Libya Voice of the Mediterranean Radio 1 January 2002
 Norway Radio Norway International Radio 1 January 2002
 Georgia Radio Georgia Radio 2005
 Hungary Radio Budapest [121] Radio 1 July 2007
 Singapore Radio Singapore International Radio 31 July 2008
 South Africa SABC Africa Television 1 August 2008
 Russia Voice of Russia Radio 9 November 2014
 Bulgaria Radio Bulgaria Radio 1 February 2012
 Belgium ( Flanders) Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal 1 Radio Unknown
 Canada and  USA Toon TV Television & TV Toon Télé Powered By AFN Television 14 May 1997
 Canada and  USA Family Prime Television 10 February 2013
 Ukraine Ukraine Today Television 10 February 2013
  1. Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal was replaced with internet and satellite broadcasts of Radio 1 and Radio 2.

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