NSS12 Western Hemisphere

NSS12 Western Hemisphere

Orbital Position 57 degrees East

NSS12 footprint

Primary coverage area:



  • Ascension Island
  • Kenya
  • Waters around the Horn of Africa


BFBS satellite reception parameters:

Band:                    C - band

Frequency:         3798 MHz

Polarisation:       Right Hand Circular Polarisation

Symbol Rate:      19,167

FEC:                       3/5

Modulation:       DVB-S2

Satellite Dish:     On land a 1.8m prime focus C-band satellite dish is recommended with a feedhorn to depolarise circularly polarised signals.

                                At sea, a 1.5m satellite dish will be sufficient for BFBS satellite TV reception.


TV and Radio Channels Available:

NSS12 channels 1

NSS12 channels 2

There are no delays on any of the TV channels.