SES6 (NSS806) information

Orbital Position 40.5 degrees West

SES6 coverage


Primary coverage area:

The Americas


  • BATUS, Alberta, Canada
  • Belize
  • Falkland Islands
  • Caribbean


BFBS satellite reception parameters:

Band:                 C - band

Frequency:         4132 MHz

Polarisation:       Right Hand Circular Polarisation

Symbol Rate:      22,500

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:

SES6 channels

SES6 channels 2


The delayed channels are delayed by 3 or 4 hours to give audiences in the Falkland Islands a TV experience, in terms of program times, very similar to that experienced in the UK.

Falkland Islands civilian audiences are only entitled to receive the TV channels highlighted in the darker colours.