Freeview Light on the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Alton (Hampshire, England) transmitter.
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.
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 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?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 40km southwest (230°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
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?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Hannington transmitter area
Hi - I have been using the Hannington transmitter for some years now but as I live only a few hundred yards from the Alton transmitter have repositioned my loft aerial to point towards Alton. The signal is fine but now only have 31 Freeview channels whereas before I had 125 from Hannington.
Apologies if this has been covered before, but why has Alton only a restricted service and is it a temporary measure? If not I'm going to swing my aerial back to Hannington :o) Many thanks.
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Michael: Its only a PSB relay simply because the purely commercial interests involved with anything other than PSB transmissions were not willing to contribute to the extra running costs involved with additional multiplexes, this is unlikely ever to change and is something that applies in numerous areas where lower numbers of homes are covered, as its basically considered by the commercial interests that the returns expected would not justify the cost.
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