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The symbol shows the location of the Brighton (Central) (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter which serves 9,900 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 Brighton (Central) (Brighton and Hove, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Brighton (Central) 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
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)82mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)82mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)82mDTG-620W
Channel icons
72 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Brighton (Central) (Brighton and Hove, 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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, 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 Brighton (Central) transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 44km northeast (38°)
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 78km west (273°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Brighton (Central) (Brighton and Hove, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Dec 2018-
B E K TB E K TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C44BBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4

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 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 48W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3.8dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Whitehawk Hill transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
Feb 2004-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. Brighton (Central) 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, 2 April 2012
Dave Lindsay
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9:35 PM

Rob R: Could you receive Freeview channels before 7th March?

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Dave Lindsay
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11:22 PM

Rob R: In addition to the above question, go to BBC One and then bring up the signal strength/quality screen and let me know what UHF channel it is tuned to. It may be 24, 41 or 60.

Do the same for ITV1. It may be 27, 47 or 53.

If it doesn't give a channel number, it may give a frequency in MHz instead.

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012
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Mike Dimmick
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11:20 AM
Brighton

Rob R: I plugged BN2 3BG into Digital UK's postcode checker. Brighton Central doesn't transmit the channels you mentioned, but you should be able to get a good service from Whitehawk Hill, which does. Alternatively there is a slightly lower, though still very good, chance of reliable reception from Rowridge, using its vertically-polarized transmissions, after 18 April (due to some restrictions, Rowridge is not yet broadcasting the COMs on VP and still on low power on horizontal polarization; the COMs will use more power on VP than on HP after the 18th).

You are likely to have to change your aerial to use Whitehawk Hill or Rowridge, as both use a different group of frequencies from those used by Brighton Central.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
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Rob R
10:45 AM

Hi Dave:
No, We could not recieve freeview channels before 7th March. signal strength is 70% for BBC1, Ch41 and 634.00MHz Quality is 100% for all channels. ITV is CH47 and 682.00MHz.

Hi Mike, I'm not certain as I can't see our arial from the ground and google maps isn't too clear, but I think other arials on our road are pointing towards the racecourse, is that the Whitehawk transmitter?
Thanks both.

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Dave Lindsay
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11:43 AM

Rob R: Yes, that is correct, Whitehawk is by the racecourse.

41 and 47 are from the "Brighton Central" transmitter which is a filler-in that doesn't carry all the services now and did not carry any Freeview before. Brighton Central is on the top of Theobald House, so your aerial will be pointing roughly in the direction of the railway station.

If you are to ever get all the channels, you need an aerial on Whitehawk.

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Mike Dimmick
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11:53 AM

Rob R: The Whitehawk Hill transmitter is just south of the racecourse, to the east of Whitehawkhill Road, so yes, probably they are using Whitehawk Hill.

The frequencies you gave match Brighton Central. If you couldn't get Freeview before then the aerial probably is the wrong group and facing the wrong way, as the signals from Whitehawk Hill should have been strong enough, given that the power was at least 10x what Brighton Central now broadcasts!

If you're using a communal aerial, you may find that only selected channels are amplified for distribution. That may be why the signals from Whitehawk Hill aren't being picked up. You'd have to talk to your landlord or agent about getting the aerial moved to point to Whitehawk Hill and the filters retuned.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Monday, 8 September 2014
Transmitter engineering
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7:34 AM

BRIGHTON (CENTRAL) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:40 today to 06:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:40 today to 06:03 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

BRIGHTON (CENTRAL) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:40 yesterday to 06:06 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:40 yesterday to 06:03 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

BRIGHTON (CENTRAL) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 05:40 on 08 Sep to 06:06 on 08 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 05:40 on 08 Sep to 06:03 on 08 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
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6:44 AM

BRIGHTON (CENTRAL) transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:04 yesterday to 01:10 yesterday. [BBC]

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