This week sees the first stage of the digital television switchover for 721,393 homes in Hampshire and West Sussex plus the 118,500 homes in the city of Brighton and Hove.
From 6am Wednesday 7th March 2012, you must perform a "first time installation" retune (sometimes "Factory Reset" or "Shipping Condition") on your Freeview box or television set if you use the Rowridge, Salisbury or Whitehawk Hill full service Freeview transmitter.
I live in the Southwater (just south of Horsham) and have noticed that ITV and a whole host of other channels disappear quite regularly while the BBC and others are fine.
I have my same TV aerial and wondered what the solution is. My aerial points at the Midhursttransmitter.
Frazer Palmer: Just in addition to that said, if you are using auto-tune you "might" pick up either Rowridge (Ch21) or even more so the more local Findon (Ch47) at 3 miles away, as both these are indicated as having the edge on Whitehawk Hill for reception, and if you do then manually tuning in of the channel required is the only way around the problem.
We live in the Adur district area (west Sussex) since the recent change over we can only now receive the regional BBC news for South East England which most of its content is relating to Kent, can you advise me if there is a Freeview channel number I can manually tune on my TV to receive BBC south? ......and why is it that the BBC think people in this part of southern England want to watch regional news that has no real relevance to us????
larry : If you are receiving from Whitehawk Hill (adjacent to Brighton Racecourse) then its BBC region changed to South East and the editorial region was adjusted accordingly.
Depending on your location you may be able to receive BBC One South from Rowridge on UHF channel 24, this being in roughly the opposite direction to where your aerial faces (assuming it points to Whitehawk).