Satellite Coverage

3ABN Television and Radio may be received world-wide via satellite, as shown on the map below. Each coloured region represents a satellite coverage area.

 1  G-19: North America (3ABN, 3ABN Radio)
 2  DISH: Ch. 9393, United States (3ABN)
 3  G-23: North America
 4  IS-21: North, Central, and South America, Europe (3ABN Latino)
 5  Express AT 1: Russia (3ABN Russia)
 6  Express AT 2: Eastern Russia (3ABN Russia)
 7  VAST: Ch. 603, Australia (3ABN International)
 8  Optus D2: Australia, New Zealand (3ABN Intl, 3ABN Radio, 3ABN Australia Radio)

Download a PDF version of this coverage map.

Australia & New Zealand Coverage

Australia and New Zealand are covered by the Optus D2 satellite, carrying the 3ABN International network. 3ABN Radio and 3ABN Australia Radio are also available on this satellite.

Please note: Services on Optus D2 will cease to be available in 2023 due to the retirement of that satellite. We recommend that viewers switch to VAST (Australia only) or Internet-based means of accessing 3ABN International. If you would like more information, please contact us.

Please see our satellite parameters page for more information about where to point a dish and receiver settings to use.

We have a list of equipment suppliers in different areas around Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Coverage with VAST (via Optus Aurora Digital)

Australia, along with Cocos Keeling, Christmas, Lord Howe, and Norfolk Islands are covered by the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service. The 3ABN International network is available to all viewers on VAST channel 603. You do not need access to commercial TV networks to receive 3ABN International. Activation for ABC and SBS is all that is necessary.

For information about how to access the VAST service, please visit the myVAST website.

Other Regions

For information about how to receive 3ABN via satellite in regions other than Australia and New Zealand, please see the satellite parameters page located on the main 3ABN website.