The voice of terrestrial broadcast network operators

Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE) represents Europe’s terrestrial network operators in Europe and internationally. Terrestrial broadcast network operators are responsible for managing, operating and maintaining the infrastructure that brings TV, radio and other wireless and over-the-air services to homes, cars, and other users.

As an organisation, BNE support an efficient and fair regulatory environment that give European citizens universal access to the TV and radio they watch and enjoy.

BNE’s 19 members are operating in 21 European countries : Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and Sweden.

Vision and Mission

Securing 250 million European viewers universal access to the TV, radio and over-the-air services that they watch and enjoy.

Did you know that

  • Digital Terrestrial Television shares frequencies with wireless microphones and other production equipment used by content creators and during live performance events.
  • Digital Terrestrial Television is with good reason the leading TV distribution platform in several European countries. It provides universal coverage. It is reliable and it offers a wide range of free-to-air and pay-tv channels  with amazing HD picture quality.
  • TV remains the most popular form of audiovisual consumption.
  • Digital Terrestrial Television informs and entertains 42% of European citizens - that is over 100 million households!
  • Half of the European population listens to radio at home every day and every European car has a radio receiver. Radio Broadcasting uses the same infrastructure as Digital Terrestrial Television.
  • The 470-694MHz spectrum band is a great example of shared use : DTT shares it with programme-making, special events and scientific services -  sectors that are not always heard but whose contributions are key for the world as we know it.

Meet the team

BNE Strategic Meeting, 4 February, Paris

“It is an honour for me to represent the 18 broadcast network operators of the association and I am committed to promoting the relevance and modernity of digital terrestrial television and radio in Europe throughout my chairmanship. The Covid-19 crisis has shown how essential, popular and universal radio and TV are for European citizens.”

Arnaud Lucaussy,
Secretary General, TDF & Chairman, Broadcast Networks Europe.

Broadcast Networks Europe is an international non-profit making association under Belgian law (AISBL).

The Board of Directors welcomed BNE’s new Chairman Arnaud Lucaussy, Secretary General of BNE’s French member TDF, on 1st July this year. Arnaud Lucaussy will be supported by :

  • Josep Ventosa (Cellnex Telecom, Spain), Vice-Chairman
  • Lars Backlund, Secretary General, BNE
  • Jaume Pujol (Cellnex Telecom, Spain), Head of the Policy Working Group
  • Jean-Pierre Faisan (TDF, France), Head of the Communications Working Group
  • Mark Jordan (Arqiva, UK), Head of the Technical Development Group