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The symbol shows the location of the Corfe Castle (Dorset, England) transmitter which serves 800 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 Corfe Castle (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Corfe Castle 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
C44 (658.0MHz)134mDTG-34W
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
C41 (634.0MHz)134mDTG-34W
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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)134mDTG-64W
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?

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the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Corfe Castle (Dorset, 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 Corfe Castle transmitter?

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BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 54km northeast (55°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 62km east-northeast (64°)
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 Corfe Castle (Dorset, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 20W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge 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. Corfe Castle 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Monday, 21 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:35 AM

CORFE CASTLE transmitter - Over the next week Corfe Castle relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Friday, 25 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:27 AM

CORFE CASTLE transmitter - 25 March 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 Corfe Castle relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Saturday, 19 November 2011
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paul davis
11:57 AM
Wareham

When the Rowridge transmitter switches to digital on the 7 March 2012 will our Corfe Castle booster also be swiching as we do not receive freeview or digital radio at present. Further more planning prevent the instalation of satelite dishes to the exterior of our houses in this historic village.

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KMJ,Derby
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12:10 PM

paul davis: Yes, Corfe castle will transmit Mux BBCA from 7th March 2012 and then from 21st March 2012, Mux D3+4 and Mux BBCB (HD channels) will also be transmitted.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Monday, 19 May 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:09 AM

CORFE CASTLE transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 2 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
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10:09 AM

CORFE CASTLE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
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12:09 AM

CORFE CASTLE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 23 May 2016
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CORFE CASTLE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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CORFE CASTLE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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