The BBC is using three different licences for its channels. BBC Studio is using a Dutch licence for European distribution of its channels BBC First, BBC Entertainment, BBC Brit and BBC Earth.
BBC Global News is using a Luxembourg licence for its 24 hour news channel BBC World News.
A separate licence in Luxemburg is used for its domestic channels BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBBC and CBeebies for distribution in The Netherlands and Belgium, according to Dutch website Medianieuws.
Traditionally, the domestic BBC have been carried by Dutch and Belgian distributors, such as Ziggo, KPN, Telenet and Proximus, who pay the British public broadcaster a substantial carriage fee. Losing this distribution would have meant a substantial loss of income, which has now been secured with the new licences.