How do I watch?

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Watch on your TV

Up to 16 live channels are delivered via satellite to many forces locations overseas. 

A set top box and viewing card is available from BFBS, if not already installed.

For more information about what's available in your location or accommodation please contact our UK helpdesk on 0044 (0)203 750 4567 or email [email protected]

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Watch on your mobile device or computer

If you are overseas and have suitable internet connectivity, you can access a growing line-up of 30+ channels.

You can watch live or on demand to suit your timezone and location and on desktop or mobile/tablet app using your Defence Gateway ID.

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Watch in remote disconnected locations

We can reach remote locations and ships at sea to provide media and entertainment with limited or no internet. We do this via satellite and MiPlayer in special situations. 

Where a MiPlayer is present on location then communal viewing or access on a personal device is possible.

Can I get BFBS TV where I am?

Wherever you are around the world, we'll do our best to get you a great selection of entertainment, accessible in a way that suits you. 

Help with watching TV

What is BFBS TV?

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BFBS TV features the very best of UK television, including programmes from BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and dozens of other channels. There is a fantastic selection of sports, with the best of all the Sky Sports channels, BT Sport, and others, underpinned by our special relationships with sporting bodies including the Premier League, Scottish Premiership, Rugby, Boxing and F1.

What's the difference between what's on satellite versus online?

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BFBS delivers up to 16 core TV channels by satellite worldwide, including local timeshift options, all depending on location.

If you can stream video via the internet however, a growing line-up of 30+ channels is available to watch live or on demand.

How do I get a BFBS TV Box?

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Contact your local BFBS office or the UK service desk on  +44 (0)203 750 4567

How do I set up my set top box?

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Contact your local BFBS office or the UK service desk on  +44 (0)203 750 4567

How do I reactivate my card?

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Contact your local BFBS office or the UK service desk on  +44 (0)203 750 4567.

General technical queries

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For all technical queries, from help with the initial set up to any unforeseen breaks or interruptions to services, please call us in the UK on +44 20 3750 4567.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 06:00–20:00 UK time excluding public holidays.