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The symbol shows the location of the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmitter which serves 5,300 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Alton transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)166mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)166mDTG-32W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)166mDTG-62W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 51 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Alton (Hampshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Alton transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 40km southwest (230°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 35km south-southwest (213°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford

How will the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C49tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C52tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C53tv_offBBCB
C57tv_offBBCA
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C60tv_offD3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 8 Feb 12 and 22 Feb 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 10W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Hannington transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Dec 2006Meridian
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Alton was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Monday, 4 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:33 AM

ALTON transmitter - Over the next week Alton relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:34 AM

ALTON transmitter - 5 April 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK] Over the next week Alton relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Thursday, 14 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

ALTON transmitter - 14 April 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV & Channel 4. Digital services - N/A [DUK] Over the next week Alton relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 15 April 2011
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j.maskell
7:36 AM
Alton

My postcode is gu341fl,since yesterday i can receive no channels or freeview,will i get these back or what do i do,as icannot watch any TV.

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Monday, 31 October 2011
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David jolley
4:58 PM

It appears that after switch over that I will only recieve 18 channels on freeview. I currently recieve all of them, my favorite is filmfour and is not on your listing for postcode GU34 1FQ, is this correct?

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David jolley's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 PM

David jolley: Yes, that is correct, you will stop being able to get all the services on 18th April 2012. You should probably fit Freesat if you want to be confident of being able to watch Film4 after that date.

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Thursday, 8 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:30 PM

ALTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 11:03 today BBC TWO Off Air from 11:03 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:30 PM

ALTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 11:03 today to 12:22 today BBC TWO Off Air from 11:03 today to 12:22 today [BBC]

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Friday, 9 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

ALTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 11:03 yesterday to 12:22 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air from 11:03 yesterday to 12:22 yesterday [BBC]

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