Access TV

A bespoke service

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Entertainment for you

BFBS TV is a bespoke service which offers you the best of UK TV, and more, all in one place.

From the latest movie premiers to premium live sport, major dramas to your favourite soaps and more, we have all the entertainment you will need.

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.

Watch via satellite

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Watch the programmes you want on your TV, just speak to our BFBS team for help or more information.

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.

Watch online with BFBS TV Player

Available exclusively to armed forces and their families overseas, BFBS TV Player provides access to 40+ channels live and on-demand! This means you can enjoy the best of British TV, movies, sports and more!

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With BFBS you can watch TV overseas in your location or accommodation, just speak to our team to find out more.

Via your web browser

You can stream on your mobiletablet or laptop but please note, you will need a good internet connection and your Defence Gateway login details!

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Did you know that you can get the BFBS TV Player app on your device? Find out how below.

Via the app

You can download our BFBS TV Player app now to your mobile, tablet or connected tv device (Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, Google TV and Roku).

All you will need is a good internet connection and your defence gateway login or email.

Watch remotely

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Entertainment in remote locations

We can reach remote locations and ships at sea to provide you with a variety of entertainment, media and more.

This means you can enjoy access, either communally or on a personal device, with limited or no internet!

Help with watching TV

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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 or email our Service Desk here.

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

You can check out a list of frequently asked questions - from getting your hands on a box, to reactivating your card - on our Help and Support page.

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry then you can submit a message to our support team using this form.

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