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Full Freeview on the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Dover (Kent, England) transmitter which serves 190,000 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 Dover (Kent, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Dover 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
C50 (706.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three, 1 BBC One South East, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C51 (714.0MHz)370mDTG-380,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C53 (730.0MHz)370mDTG-680,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 45 Film4 +1, 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, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 23 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)370mDTG-840,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 21 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 14 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Dover (Kent, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5USA +1, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Eng HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, RT HD, Talking Pictures TV, VIVA.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC South East Today 0.8m homes 3.2%
from Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QQ, 69km west
to BBC South East region - 45 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Maidstone ME14 5NZ, 52km west-northwest
to ITV Meridian (East) region - 36 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Dover (Kent, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1960~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EK
C10ITV
C22SDN
C25ArqA
C28ArqB
C39BBCB
C42D3+4
C45BBCA
C48ArqBArqBArqB
700C50BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C51D3+4D3+4D3+4
C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55-ASDNSDNSDN
C56BBC2BBC2BBC2
C57+C_local_local_local
C58+B
C59ArqAArqAArqA
C60-D
800C61+2
C66ITVITVITV
C681

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 13th June and 27th June 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1dB) 80kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-4dB) 40kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux C*(-20dB) 1000W
Mux D*(-23dB) 500W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Dover 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.

Comments
Saturday, 26 March 2016
MikeP
10:15 PM Trowbridge

Chris:

You could consider obtaining a satellite receiver and having a dish installed. Then you would get True Crime and several other services.


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Monday, 28 March 2016
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Monday, 25 April 2016
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Janette
11:06 AM

Hello. I live in Ramsgate and up till about a month ago I used to receive several French tv channels using Freeview. Suddenly they disappeared. I don't know if it was after the storm but could anyone tell me how I could get them back please? I have tried to retune the tv but it doesn't work. My aerial looks like it's pointing in the same direction. Many thanks.

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MikeP
11:15 AM Trowbridge

Janette:

I don't follow how you were receiving French channels on Freeview as they are not transmitted in the UK!

What may have been happening is that you were receiving signals from across the Channel transmitted in France. If that is the case then they are going to be unreliable due to distance and the effects of the tidal water between you and France. It could be that the French concern responsible for the transmitter may have altered the aerial pattern so the signals do not reach the UK any longer. They have done that elsewhere to reduce the objectionable interference effects they were causing in some circumstances.


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KMJ,Derby
9:23 PM

Janette: I recall reading that from 5th April 2016 the tv multiplexes in France would be reconfigured as part of the 700MHz clearance. From this date it would be necessary to use a receiver that supports MPEG4/ACC when wanting to view French DTT services. If you have a DVB-T2 enabled (Freeview HD) tv, it will be suitable, however old standard definition tuners will no longer work on French transmissions. The frequencies used by the French transmitters might also be different, I have not as yet located a list of frequencies currently in use. The plan in France is to transmit DTT from main stations only, with relay stations being closed and affected viewers needing to transfer to reception from satellites if they are unable to receive a main station at their location.

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