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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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That's Solent   7 (54%)    

Local content: This is a local TV service.

Official site: See the www.thatssolent.com link icon That's Solent website.

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Freeview multiplex: That's Solent is on a special local multiplex broadcasting only to the Southampton area.

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Monday, 16 April 2018
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StevensOnln1
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7:24 PM

Twinks: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see your predicted coverage. Are you watching ITV on channel 3 or ITV HD on 103? ITV have have some of their regions available on HD on Freeview so some areas receive a different region on ITV HD compared to the region received on ITV SD.

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StevensOnln1's 2,902 posts GB
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
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Stephen Gale
3:15 PM

As Twinks states above , the Meridian news coverage is skewed to the Thames valley or the south east but for viewers in east Dorset especially, we don't receive coverage of news just 25 or 30 miles to the west - ( west Dorset , east Somerset and east / north wilts )., and its not as if we live a great distance from Fareham where the studios are. For us in the west of the meridian region , it would make sense if the channel 103 relayed the itv west country east news and weather. Living in the new forest / east Dorset it's bad enough being now an outpost of metropolitan London and it would be better to be reminded that we actually still are in Wessex.and that the local world doesn't end at Monkeyworld or Stonehenge ......ps in analogue days a signal from Mendip was ok but that mast has long gone so not sure if sticking a WB 14 on a ten ft pole would be worth all the effort. Great site sir - thankyou.

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Stephen Gale's 11 posts US
Sunday, 9 August 2020
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victor davis
7:08 PM

We have moved about 15 miles from Gosport to Lee on the Solent ,why have we lost so many channels on Freeview? Sky news on 233 gone,Quest Red -gone Channel 4 + 1 gone etc etc

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Chris.SE
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10:21 PM

victor davis:

15 miles? More like 5, km even? That aside, you shouldn't have lost any channels, the signal from the Rowridge transmitter should be blowing your windows out!
The channels you've mentioned are all on different multiplexes (groups of channels). Are any other channels missing?

That said, when did you first try to check the channels? Did you retune and when?
What do you know about the aerial installation where you've moved?

I think the first thing I would try is unplug the aerial and carry out an automatic retune. This should clear memory of all previous tuning as nothing should be found.
Plug the aerial back in and repeat the retune, hopefully all channels should be correctly restored. If not you need to carry out some checks.

The aerial should be pointing roughly SW with the rods horizontal.
I would check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old). Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for any multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section. Make a note of them
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.

All the above said, there is also some strong variable intermittent "Troposheric Ducting" around at present that's been quite strong in some parts of the country causing interference from distant transmitters (see
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rec….jpg ). This won't necessarily affect all multiplexes or affect any one or several at the same time. This might mean that retuning may not get all the channels or even get the wrong transmitters and you'd have to retry several times once conditions stabilise.



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Chris.SE's 1,781 posts GB
Monday, 10 August 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:23 AM

victor davis:

A further thought on this, you might have got accidentally tuned to the Ventnor Transmitter (roughly due S of you) whereas Rowridge is roughly SW, both could be within the beamwidth of your aerial.

When you've first done that retune that I suggested, check in your TV's tuning section that you are tuned to the following UHF channels for Rowridge -
C24, C27, C21, C25, C22, C28 & C55 also C37 but not Ventnor on C33, C34, & C36.
That's in the order PSBs 1-3, COMs 4-7, Local mux. PSBs only from Ventnor.

For which channels are on which multiplex, see Channel listings | Freeview (that's when it's working, it's down at this time of posting).

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Saturday, 22 August 2020
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Nicholas Anderson
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9:09 AM

Whatever has happened to That'sSolent TV? The continual early evening local news coverage has now been replaced with 70s and 80s pop music channels with only a 15 minute news coverage each evening. How could Ofcom ever have approved such a change?

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Nicholas Anderson
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9:12 AM

Whatever has happened to That'sSolent TV? The continual early evening local news coverage has now been replaced with almost continual relay of 70s and 80s pop music TV. However Ofcom could have approved such a change is completely beyond me and is completely contrary to the concept of local T.V.

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Nicholas Anderson's 95 posts GB
Monday, 24 August 2020
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Chris.SE
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2:50 AM

Nicholas Anderson:

I'm afraid this seems to be the case with a lot of Local TV stations (belonging to his group) and others, most people seem to think this is due to the current situation with covid-19 as it's affected even the major Broadcasters with a reduction in advertsing income. This is causing high levels of uncertainty and Broadcasters cutting back on some services.

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